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Wilmette, Illinois
United States
Precision Multisport
66F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 04m 4s
Overall Rank = 11/584
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/50
Pre-race routine:

4:15 wake-up, shower. Nutrition was apple, nut bar, and banana in transition while setting up. First time I did not have coffee before a race, no spots were open.
Event warmup:

Short swim in Lake MI, no running/biking.
  • 08m 14s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 04s / 100 meters

Came out to strong and struggled with breathing early on. Settled in and had a pretty good swim based on previous results.
What would you do differently?:

Get a few more open water swims in Lake MI before race.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

Ran in cycling shoes, need to get tri-shoes and have already clipped in.
What would you do differently?:

Ran in cycling shoes, need to get tri-shoes and have already clipped in.
  • 33m 5s
  • 20 kms
  • 36.27 km/hr

Went pretty hard on bike and pushed myself.
What would you do differently?:

Work on cornering and turns in aero position as opposed to coming up each time.
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

At one point I realized I was carrying my bike instead or rolling it.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get better at riding on top of shoes and dismount.
  • 19m 14s
  • 5 kms
  • 03m 51s  min/km

Started a little slow while getting legs but settled in nicely.
What would you do differently?:

I think I could have started to push a little earlier in the race. A 5K should be pretty hard the whole time.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

More riding in the rain and stop being such a wuss while cornering/turns.

Event comments:

Well organized for a first time event. Rain spoiled the after party, but I picked up my first age group win so that was cool!

Last updated: 2013-09-17 12:00 AM
00:08:14 | 400 meters | 02m 04s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 83/584
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri-suit
Course: Lake MI at Gilson Park
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:28
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:33:05 | 20 kms | 36.27 km/hr
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 16/584
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Two loop course along Sheridan Rd and Lake. Flat and fast and crowded on 2nd loop and around turns.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:14 | 05 kms | 03m 51s  min/km
Age Group: 0/50
Overall: 6/584
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back in neighborhood of Willmette.
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
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] 4

2013-09-18 11:02 AM

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