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Lincoln, Nebraska
United States
Cornhusker State Games
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 36m 56s
Overall Rank = 142/252
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/22
Pre-race routine:

Didn't get there too early. Slept poorly, and got up early. Coffee and a bagel with peanut butter was all I wanted. Really, only half of the bagel. Beautiful morning. Walked through the park with our bikes and it was truely lovely. Then, checked in and got set up near the end of the swim to minimize the parking lot rocks off the carpet. Turned on the GPS and turned it off a few times to make sure it was "located" with the satelites and would not take too long to catch one when it was time.
Event warmup:

Not a bad warmup to walk 6 blocks. A few shoulder stretches was all.
  • 22m 47s
  • 1094 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

Felt strong (but slow) most of the way. Had a few moments of panic, but mostly stayed outside and focused on going my pace and staying calm. It spread out pretty well. Only went off course once, really, and as always, its a surprise figuring out you're going the wrong direction.
What would you do differently?:

Mostly I need to keep doing 1k swims to get used to doing it without switching to breast stroke, but it is okay that I do that.
Transition 1
  • 02m 46s

Got the GPS turned on right away! Really, it was nice as I had a curb to sit on for my shoes, and it was not crowded. They did a nice job with giving us lots of room. Almost forgot to walk the bike without the usual reminders to walk in T1
  • 43m 23s
  • 13.05 miles
  • 18.05 mile/hr

Lost the chain twice on lap 2 on 56th street, a very fast portion. Lost my average pace from 19 mph about.
What would you do differently?:

Ride lots.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

Fast. Almost ran off with my helmet though.
  • 27m 17s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 46s  min/mile

Did well and passed some folks up and down that hill. At teh end tried to hang with a guy and did so, although it pushed my limits on the run - still, I can see that I will be getting faster on the run next year.
Post race
Event comments:

SITE: Holmes Lake, 70th and Normal Blvd, Lincoln. DATE AND TIME: . Check-in 5:30-7 a.m. Pre-race meeting 7:15 a.m. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. ENTRY FEE: $24 per person if entered by June 20. Save $2 per person by entering online. $5 late fee if received between June 21 and June 27. Entry fee includes athlete T-shirt, passes to the Opening Ceremonies and Family Fest and a copy of the CSG Official Program. COMPETITION FORMAT: The swim leg is a point to point 1 kilometer swim and will be lined with support craft. The cycling leg is approximately 20 kilometer bike around Holmes Lake and Holmes Golf Course- 70th Street to Pioneer Blvd, to 56th Street to Normal Blvd (3 laps), and the final leg is a 5 kilometer out and back run. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Triathlon Director Gary Bredehoft (402) 560-8280 or email Registration:

Last updated: 2006-04-21 12:00 AM
00:22:47 | 1094 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/22
Overall: 150/252
Performance: Good
Course: Clockwise round large white bouys in rectangular shape.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:46
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:43:23 | 13.05 miles | 18.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/22
Overall: 132/252
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Seemed to do well climbing. Passed a lot of riders. Surprised it wasn't faster/higher in rank! Fast at some spots. Some more racing/street riding would make me a lot faster, I can see that.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:17 | 03.11 miles | 08m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/22
Overall: 155/252
Performance: Good
HR was really up there, especially at the end. Still, I didn't feel too bad considering I saw 184 bpm (but mostly 174-177).
Course: I thought it would be too small, but the limestone trail was really pretty good. Beautiful setting. Hill at the turnaround.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-07-24 4:45 PM

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Subject: Cornhusker State Games Triathlon

2006-07-24 9:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Cornhusker State Games Triathlon
Y'know KMac eventually we're going to have to say hello to each other. You do all the same tris I do and we've never met. Anyway nice work! I was the run leg on a team. I know I know -- I've taken a ton of crap from my tribuddies for not doing the whole thing. But our team won the gold so I'm happy! I know I wouldn't have been able to do that on my own.

Anyway good job and say hello next time!
2006-07-24 9:59 PM
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Nice job at the tri!
2006-07-24 10:03 PM
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nice job on the bike!!!!
2006-07-24 10:57 PM
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ott13979 - 2006-07-24 10:03 PM nice job on the bike!!!!

 And don't you forget, Eric, that "vintage" Trek is older than you are. . .

2006-07-24 10:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Cornhusker State Games Triathlon

Hey Tony, maybe if I get a picture up here you'd recognize me.  I thought I saw you but we were walking the other way and heading for something important pre-race. . . you know how that is. 

We are looking at the North Platte Ironhorse, which is a little longer run (like 5 miles) and it looks to be a fun race.  If you consider it, let me know. 

Hey, I read about your move to Chicago and quest for a bike.  Good luck with that! 


Edited by KMac40 2006-07-24 11:15 PM

2006-07-25 10:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Cornhusker State Games Triathlon
Hey thanks Kevin. I think I found the one. The Cervelo Soloist. I went to High Gear in La Vista and looked at it yesterday. It's very nice, but a tad pricy. But since I had several grand in equity in my car when I sold it I have some play money. That's actually nice and very rare for me! Yeah post up a photo so I know who you are! I'll check out the Ironhorse to see if that's something I can attend. Living in Chicago might put a damper on it, though, but I'll try to work it out.
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