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Sartell, Minnesota
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 45m 2s
Overall Rank = 11f/70f
Age Group = 35-39f
Age Group Rank = 3/12
Pre-race routine:

Drove up an hour and a half from the twin cities (where I was visiting family.) Had driven 12 hours from KY 2 days earlier.
Event warmup:

Jogged a mile. Did not feel great- a little stiff and dehydrated. Tried to talk to a few locals about the course, but I must have picked the wrong people because no one was very friendly. Set up transition and tried to figure out where the bike-in, run-out, etc. was.
  • 21m 24s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 17s  min/km

Went out a little fast and had to regroup. I was in the amateur women wave, so sat back behind the leaders. Felt ok but just dull.
What would you do differently?:

Hold back on that first hill. Drink a sports drink.
Transition 1
  • 00m 41s

Fast enough for me
  • 58m 45s
  • 20.7 miles
  • 21.14 mile/hr

Flew along nice the first half and then really struggled the second half. Found out that my rear brakes had begun to rub at some point on the course. No wonder it felt ridiculously hard. Garmin said 21.2 but results said 20.9.
What would you do differently?:

I've fixed my brakes about 3x in the past month for the same problem and they will not stay put. Going to upgrade to some new ones. Wonder how much it affected my performance.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

A little slow.
  • 23m 18s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 40s  min/km

My legs were toast for this run. Felt like I pushed harder than I usually do on the bike, and never found my rhythm. Got a little embarrassed when the announcer made a crack about my running stride, but yes, it is awkward. I need to work on it.
What would you do differently?:

I think cycling with the rubbing brakes took it's toll. I was pretty disappointed with my run time, but it looked like in the results that the majority of people slowed down a minute or two.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around with my dad. Got to see a 90 year old finish, which was really cool.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mostly, my brakes rubbing. All 8 elites and 2 amateurs beat me, so it wasn't my best race.

Event comments:

Really organized with nice volunteers, and the course was really well-marked.

Last updated: 2014-05-26 12:00 AM
00:21:24 | 05 kms | 04m 17s  min/km
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/70f
Performance: Below average
Course: Long hill at the start, otherwise flat and pretty through neighborhoods.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Time: 00:41
Run with bike?
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
00:58:45 | 20.7 miles | 21.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/70f
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: Fast and rolling the first half, then flat along the river into a serious headwind.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:51
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:18 | 05 kms | 04m 40s  min/km
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/70f
Performance: Below average
Course: Same course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

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