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Dewitt, Iowa
United States
Top Shelf Race Productions
Total Time = 1h 37m 51s
Overall Rank = 197/270
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 13/15
Pre-race routine:

Got their 5 minutes before start time due to the wreck we witnessed on the I-280 Bridge. Barely got marked and into my wetsuit before the start.
  • 09m 31s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

Felt into a steady rhythm. Had to stop to site the buoys a few times. Breathing still felt a bit constricted. Rounded the buoy very well. Nice to be the passer...instead of the passee.
What would you do differently?:

Better sighting on the final leg. Practice breathing in the wetsuit.
Transition 1
  • 05m 11s

The next to worst transition of the! Had a another tough time getting the wetsuit over my ankles! Dropped my sunglasses and the lens popped out.
What would you do differently?:

Bike in my running shoes...or get some real biking shoes. Get a less fragile pair of glasses.

  • 53m 38s
  • 15 miles
  • 16.78 mile/hr

Almost lost control when I re-racked my water bottle.
What would you do differently?:

More training mileage. Bike shoes. Need some aero bars and a water bottle between the bars.
Transition 2
  • 02m 29s

Another poor transition. Had trouble finding my rack...and had to move other bikes out of the way. Couldn't get my "bike shoes" untied....very nervous. And had trouble lacing my running shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Need velcro quick release bike shoes. Need bungees for the running shoes...but can't find ones that I like.
  • 27m 5s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 44s  min/mile

Felt OK...not great. Found someone to run with the last to help push each other.
What would you do differently?:

Push the first mile a bit more.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Horrible transition preparation

Event comments:

Need to clean up the lake. Need more siting buoys.

Last updated: 2006-08-04 12:00 AM
00:09:31 | 500 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 69/270
Performance: Good
Course: The lake was kind of "yucky." Maybe they should rake the algae for a few days before the race.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:11
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:53:38 | 15 miles | 16.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 204/270
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Nice course...seemed longer than 15 miles! Had some challenging hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:29
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:27:05 | 03.1 miles | 08m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 176/270
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat run theough residential area.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
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? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2006-08-06 10:02 PM


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