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Lincoln, Nebraska
United States
Cornhusker State Games
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 11m 42s
Overall Rank = 1/30
Age Group = Team -- 90-plus
Age Group Rank = 1/12
Pre-race routine:

Drank waaay too much water. Almost an entire bottle about 10 minutes before the run.
Event warmup:

Jogged in the transition area.
  • 16m 22s
  • 1094 yards
  • 01m 30s / 100 yards

I can't really say how the swim went since I was the run leg on the team, but the swimmer said it was pretty easy once he got going. He got off course twice and added probably 100m to the swim.
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 31m 51s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 23.42 mile/hr

Again I didn't do the bike but our cyclist said the long climb helped him because while most people hate climbs he seems to live for them, the crazy bastage.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 22m 17s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 10s  min/mile

OK this is where the wheels seemed to fall off. I polished off a bottle of water right before the race and had to use the men's room bad, but didn't have time. So I took off once our rider made it to T2 and exchanged the chip. My first mile was OK as I made it in about 6:15. I decided to slow down since I was so full of water. I could feel it sloshing around in my stomach. I made it past halfway at about 13:30, which was about perfect since I was shooting for a 21:00 flat. But then I started feeling bad. I started heaving up little bits of water then as I got to about mile 2.6 I stopped for about 30 seconds and basically forced the water out, if you know what I'm saying. It was very clear so I knew it was all water. After that I sprinted the last half mile to try to make up for lost time. No luck. I finished at 22:17.

The good news -- we still won the team competition by about three minutes. The next closest team was 16, 17 and 18 years old, so I felt good about 40, 38 and 31 year olds beating those youngsters.

Still I was disappointed that I almost let my team down because of something so stupid as drinking a bottle of water right before the 5K.
What would you do differently?:

NOT drink a bottle of water right before the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked over to my waiting teammates and family and it was high-fives all around.

Last updated: 2006-07-24 12:00 AM
00:16:22 | 1094 yards | 01m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/30
Course: Three turns around buoys.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:31:51 | 12.43 miles | 23.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/30
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:17 | 03.11 miles | 07m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/30
Performance: Below average
Course: Around a lake. Flat and fast.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2006-07-24 5:04 PM

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Subject: Cornhusker State Games Triathlon

2006-07-24 10:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Cornhusker State Games Triathlon
that is the worst feeling in the world.....
2006-07-24 11:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Cornhusker State Games Triathlon

Twenty years ago in my first and only 10k I did that. . . now you've got a story about doing that and still winning for your team.  You guys had a great race, and its good to see you've got some older guys (like me).  What am I saying, did you see the ages of the 2 and 3 finishers?  Something like 46 and 50 years of age. . . there is lots of hope for the future. 

Good luck in Chicago! 

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