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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
The YWCA of Minneapolis
Total Time = 1h 43m
Overall Rank = 341/830
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 37/89
Pre-race routine:

Bowl of oatmeal at home, glass of water.
Event warmup:

Raked bike, jogged along path for 1/4 mile. Warm up swim 300 yards
  • 12m 31s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 30s / 100 yards

Best swim at this venue to date. So much better conditions than last month's Life Time Mpls Tri. Had to get around two swimmers ahead of me who were breast stroking it in. Improved over the Mpls Tri doing a longer course (500 vs. 440 yards) by 7 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Sight better - went off course a bit going to the first buoy
Transition 1
  • 02m 55s

cap and googles off, wet suit unzipped and down to my waist by the time I hit the swim out mat. Helmet and sunglasses on, wetsuit off and bike shoes on. Then ran to mount line and took off.
  • 50m 13s
  • 15.5 miles
  • 18.30 mile/hr

Great ride! Using the FLO race wheels with the wheel cover on the back made an incredible difference in my speed for this race. Improved from the Mpls Tri on the same course by 12 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Buy myself a wheel cover for my race wheels
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

Helped that the run out was about 10 feet from where my bike was racked!
What would you do differently?:

  • 36m 49s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 49s  min/mile

Sucked it up through the initial calve cramping, but once I got moving, it worked itself out. Made sure I drank enough fluids to stay hydrated on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Push myself harder on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, chicken wrap, grapes and some granola bar bits

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Thinking too much on the run and letting it get to me.

Event comments:

Well organized and fun race. 900 participants, all women.

Last updated: 2013-06-10 12:00 AM
00:12:31 | 500 yards | 02m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 46/89
Overall: 441/830
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: 150 yards to first turn buoy, 200 across, 150 yards in
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:55
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:50:13 | 15.5 miles | 18.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/89
Overall: 173/830
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:36:49 | 03.1 miles | 11m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 37/89
Overall: 341/830
Performance: Average
Course: Flat
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-08-19 9:09 PM

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Nice job Dawn!  Super bike split.
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