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Davenport, Iowa
United States
Total Time = 1h 49m 13s
Overall Rank = 449/541
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 26/29
  • 11m 50s
  • 656 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

First open water swim. Had some trouble getting deep breaths in the wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

Get to the front of the pack quickly and stay there.
Transition 1
  • 04m 20s

First transition ever...and it was bad. Wasted energy getting my suit over my heels. Put my left glove on my right hand. Ranked #470 out of #541. Trainwreck.
What would you do differently?:

More body-glide on my ankles? Organize my stuff more efficiently. Calm down. Figure out a way to get my wetsuit off quickly.
  • 1h 01m 15s
  • 15 miles
  • 14.69 mile/hr

The head wind was wore me down. Being passed by fat men and old women on mountain bikes is depressing!
What would you do differently?:

Learn to ride hills and into head winds more efficiently. Get some aero bars and a water bottle cage to fit between the bars! Drink more water during the bike. Increase my training mileage.
Transition 2
  • 02m 58s

Had trouble racking the bike...someone else had taken my spot. Problems tying my shoes. Took off about 10 paces for the run without my sunglasses...turned around and put them on. Ranked #520 of #541. Another trainwreck.
What would you do differently?:

Practice racking my bike. Keep my sunglasses on. Get some bungees for my shoes ties.
  • 28m 52s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

Run was good for the first 2 miles...but developed a sideache. Had trouble breathing/running for the last mile.
What would you do differently?:

Concentrate on my breathing. More mileage...and do some track training.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need more training...especially on the transitions and the bike.

Event comments:

Race Director (Eric) is very novice-friendly. The race is very well-organized.

Last updated: 2006-08-04 12:00 AM
00:11:50 | 656 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 188/541
Performance: Average
Suit: Quintana Roo
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:20
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:01:15 | 15 miles | 14.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 470/541
Performance: Bad
Wind: Strong
Course: Nice course with some moderate hills, but the headwind coming back after the turnaround made this ride a challenge.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:58
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:28:52 | 03.1 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/29
Overall: 382/541
Performance: Below average
Course: Nice run course ...with some grass and wood chip paths in the woods (shade!). Some hills... mostly flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
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

2006-08-06 10:01 PM


Subject: Quad Cities Triathlon

2006-08-07 7:11 AM
in reply to: #503676

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Worcester, MA
Subject: RE: Quad Cities Triathlon
Hey,  Way to go on your first Tri.  Read my race report.  It looks like a lot of the problems you had were the same as mine and it's a learning experience.  We'll see how the next few go!
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