General Discussion Race Reports! » Chisago Lakes Triathlon - Half Iron Course Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Chisago Lakes Triathlon - Half Iron Course - Triathlon


View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Chisago City, Minnesota
United States
Midwest Sports Events
68F / 20C
Overcast
Total Time = 5h 13m 9s
Overall Rank = 109/522
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 2/10
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at a new hotel. Country Inn and Suites instead of AmericInn. Not much difference, can't remember why I switched. We went to Vanelli's on Sat night. I did not sleep well which is rare for me now the night before a race. We also parked just past the park on the east side instead of the west side. We got a lot closer.
Event warmup:

My transition spot was right on the edge by the parking lot so Barb could be right there. Chisago has assigned spots based on when you register and then they do waves of 100. I was 225 so wave 3. I was on the end of the rack which is usually good but it was a high traffic area so not so good. Fortunately the 3 people next to me did not show up so I could slide down and had plenty of room. I got a short bike, run and swim in and ready to go.
Swim
  • 44m 25s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 06s / 100 yards
Comments:

My 2013 poor swim outings continue. I haven't been swimming as much as I should, especially with this HIM and USAT Nationals in 2 weeks. I have never been fast but my endurance was great last year when training for my IM.
What would you do differently?:

More swim training
Transition 1
  • 01m 39s
Comments:

2nd in AG +5 sec from fastest.
Bike
  • 2h 39m 32s
  • 57 miles
  • 21.42 mile/hr
Comments:

I played cat & mouse with a guy early and then a gal late. I thought the wind was supposed to be out of the NW but I got a little confused on the course. It wasn't much but was noticeable at times. I tried to work hard and not let my HR get too high, aiming for 145 avg based on last year's 2 HIM and 1 IM races, so at 142 avg I was good.


What would you do differently?:

Course was longer by a mile, Jerry even said something at the awards.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s
Comments:

1st in AG -4 sec from guy who was faster than me in T1. We were the fastest by far. I picked up 1:13 on the 1st place guy combined.
What would you do differently?:

Good T2
Run
  • 1h 45m 46s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 04s  min/mile
Comments:

Last 2 years I've had cramping issues. My right hamstring was tight the whole way but never caused any real issues. I had some discomfort in my feet, right foot early, left foot late. I wore my Asics race shoes which I did not wear last year for my IM and marathon. I did wear compression socks which I also wore at IM and marathon. Maybe for longer than Oly I should wear my Brooks training shoes.

I was getting sore, especially in both quads at the end. Less run training time than in past and I felt it. I felt like taking a walk break a couple of times but one of my goals was to not have to walk due to cramps and I certainly didn't want to walk just because I was tired and a little sore.

Weather was much better than last 2 years which were both really hot. This was a big factor in the non-cramp run.
What would you do differently?:

This was probably the least trained I've been for a HIM. I'm feeling it the day after the race. I think I've decided not to do a race longer than Oly next year. I feel I need a break from the longer distances, I don't feel as motivated to put in the training time.
Post race
Warm down:

I stood in line for 10-15 for a massage. Just my legs but I think it helped, although I' don't remember being this sore a day after the race. .

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training.

Event comments:

This is my 4th Chisago HIM and also one Chisago sprint in my knee recovery year. It's a big race but well organized.

Photos are T1, T2, T2, start of run and end of run.

I was 3:04 faster than last year, even with the extra mile on the bike. I was slower on swim and bike but made up for it on the run. I won this AG last year but was 2nd this year by 7:19. 1st place guy beat me by 9:15 on the swim.


Profile Album


Last updated: 2013-07-29 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:44:25 | 2112 yards | 02m 06s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/10
Overall: 359/522
Performance: Below average
Pace was 2:07.
Suit: Desota Black Pearl
Course: Clockwise triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 01:39
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
02:39:32 | 57 miles | 21.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 69/522
Performance: Good
AVG HR = 142 Max HR = 156 Garmin had distance as 57.03 and speed at 21.5 1 3:40.7 1.00 16.3 2 2:36.2 1.00 23.0 3 2:43.9 1.00 22.0 4 2:43.1 1.00 22.1 5 2:35.7 1.00 23.1 6 2:31.9 1.00 23.7 7 2:45.3 1.00 21.8 8 2:36.4 1.00 23.0 9 2:45.1 1.00 21.8 10 2:38.0 1.00 22.8 11 2:33.6 1.00 23.4 12 2:27.9 1.00 24.3 13 2:29.4 1.00 24.1 14 2:44.7 1.00 21.9 15 3:05.2 1.00 19.4 16 3:01.2 1.00 19.9 17 2:52.3 1.00 20.9 18 2:43.6 1.00 22.0 19 2:37.1 1.00 22.9 20 2:33.6 1.00 23.4 21 2:28.0 1.00 24.3 22 2:51.1 1.00 21.0 23 2:48.3 1.00 21.4 24 2:52.6 1.00 20.8 25 2:45.0 1.00 21.8 26 2:34.9 1.00 23.2 27 2:32.7 1.00 23.6 28 2:26.4 1.00 24.6 29 2:00.4 1.00 29.9 30 2:41.6 1.00 22.3 31 2:28.0 1.00 24.3 32 2:35.2 1.00 23.2 33 4:19.3 1.00 13.9 34 3:26.1 1.00 17.5 35 2:38.6 1.00 22.7 36 2:15.0 1.00 26.7 37 3:24.2 1.00 17.6 38 2:27.0 1.00 24.5 39 2:40.3 1.00 22.5 40 3:06.1 1.00 19.3 41 3:14.2 1.00 18.5 42 3:03.2 1.00 19.6 43 2:45.7 1.00 21.7 44 2:50.8 1.00 21.1 45 3:10.6 1.00 18.9 46 2:47.0 1.00 21.6 47 3:09.1 1.00 19.0 48 2:56.1 1.00 20.4 49 2:43.4 1.00 22.0 50 3:06.7 1.00 19.3 51 2:34.1 1.00 23.4 52 2:53.0 1.00 20.8 53 2:49.1 1.00 21.3 54 2:33.4 1.00 23.5 55 2:26.1 1.00 24.6 56 2:34.7 1.00 23.3 57 3:03.4 1.00 19.6 58 :15.3 0.04 9.2
Wind: Some
Course: The beginning of the bike course was different with a lot more turns getting out of town. It seemed to take longer for the sprint race turn off. For the most part same course as previous years. Pretty flat with one big downhill about mile 26 and uphill about mile 31.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 96
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:45:46 | 13.1 miles | 08m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 153/522
Performance: Good
Avg HR = 159 Max HR = 177 Garmin had distance as 12.85 with a 8:14 pace 1 7:43.1 1.00 7:43 2 7:55.0 1.00 7:55 3 8:04.0 1.00 8:04 4 8:08.4 1.00 8:08 5 8:12.6 1.00 8:13 6 8:11.8 1.00 8:12 7 8:16.9 1.00 8:17 8 8:00.6 1.00 8:01 9 8:26.3 1.00 8:26 10 8:34.8 1.00 8:35 11 8:29.9 1.00 8:30 12 8:43.6 1.00 8:44 13 6:58.4 0.85 8:11
Course: Same course as previous years.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

{postbutton}
2013-07-30 11:28 AM

User image

Extreme Veteran
607
500100
Rochester, MN
Subject: Chisago Lakes Triathlon - Half Iron Course
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
{postbutton}
General Discussion Race Reports! » Chisago Lakes Triathlon - Half Iron Course Rss Feed  
RELATED POSTS

Chisago Lakes Triathlon - Half Iron Course

Started by Climbinggonzo
Views: 1882 Posts: 7

2012-07-26 8:56 AM Musicodm

Chisago Lakes Triathlon - Half Iron Course

Started by MUL98
Views: 1282 Posts: 3

2012-07-24 7:59 AM silentcs42

Chisago Lakes Triathlon - Half Iron Course

Started by peteweb55403
Views: 1264 Posts: 3

2012-07-23 11:17 AM silentcs42

Chisago Lakes Triathlon - Half Iron Course

Started by chris2533
Views: 1781 Posts: 7

2012-07-23 11:21 AM silentcs42

Chisago Lakes Triathlon - Half Iron Course

Started by silentcs42
Views: 1159 Posts: 4

2012-07-23 9:39 AM MUL98
RELATED ARTICLES
date : June 28, 2012
author : writingrunner
comments : 0
How my first half iron distance triathlon brought back feelings of high school competition.
 
date : January 26, 2012
author : dantheman1123
comments : 1
My first triathlon was at age 56. At first I was just the cameraman at my daughter's first triathlon, then I am doing the races that she has done.
date : February 5, 2010
author : CavalloHJ
comments : 5
I found a sprint, the Lake Las Vegas Triathlon, that was happening four months down the road and signed myself up; much to the surprise of friends and family.
 
date : August 21, 2008
author : vm354
comments : 1
How Pilates training helped a wanna-be triathlete realize the goal of completing a half-Ironman, Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island.
date : August 10, 2007
author : Terese Luikens
comments : 0
The first time I ventured into the deep murky green lake and could not see the bottom my muscles tensed and my imagined fears surfaced. What exactly lies beneath?
 
date : December 31, 2006
author : TriSquirrel
comments : 2
A description of my experiences during my first triathlon. It was a great experience. I’m in better shape than I’ve ever been.
date : January 29, 2006
author : sl2302
comments : 0
I just had a couple of problems, I could count the number of triathlons I had contested at zero. Secondly, I could count on one hand the number of times I had been swimming in the last 17 years.
 
date : September 3, 2005
author : chrisandniki
comments : 0
This is not an easy task, especially for the “9-to-5er” with family. But you can do it – all without sacrificing your marriage, job or family.