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Buffalo, Minnesota
United States
Graniteman Events
70F / 21C
Precipitation
Total Time = 1h 13m 51s
Overall Rank = 81/522
Age Group = 40-44M
Age Group Rank = 12/58
Pre-race routine:

Up around 415am. Did a final double-check of gear and made a peanut butter sandwich. God to site and wandered aimlessly, back to car, wandered, back to car, lather-rinse-repeat. Ate 1/2 PB sandwich around 530am and 1/2 banana around 7am.
Event warmup:

Only warmup was rotator cuff stretches/warmups.
Swim
  • 07m 6s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 37s / 100 yards
Comments:

Water temp wasn't too bad. Likely could have skipped the wetsuit and shaved time from T1. Might have gone out a little hot as my arms felt a little weak.
What would you do differently?:

Probably nothing.
Transition 1
  • 02m 16s
Comments:

Still taking too long in transition for these short races. It's time to through a little urgency in there.
What would you do differently?:

Pick up the pace.
Bike
  • 39m 8s
  • 12.8 miles
  • 19.63 mile/hr
Comments:

Still absolutely suck on the hills. Don't get it as anytime I bike from home I have to climb out of the river bottoms which means plenty of hills. I've taken to upping my HR on the hills even when going for a Z2 ride. Popped the chain with an ill-timed gear shift near the top of a hill; cost me 20-30sec.
What would you do differently?:

T.I.T.S. Just not there as a biker. Wanted 20mph avg but didn't quite get it. In order to compete, I need to get to the 21-23mph range... Don't know if that will ever happen.
Transition 2
  • 01m 41s
Comments:

Overall a better transition, but... Still taking too long in transition for these short races. It's time to through a little urgency in there.
What would you do differently?:

Pick up the pace.
Run
  • 23m 43s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 55s  min/mile
Comments:

Not bad. Like usual, probably could have gone a little harder. I'm always afraid of over-doing it and not being able to finish appropriately.
What would you do differently?:

Need to figure out how to pick up the pace without burning out.
Post race
Warm down:

Didn't really do anything other than some toe touches.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Brain and training.

Event comments:

Well run. They did a good job considering the weather.




Last updated: 2014-05-29 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:07:06 | 440 yards | 01m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/58
Overall: 53/522
Performance:
Suit: Xterra full
Course: Square course. A little choppy due to contestants and wind.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:16
Performance:
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:39:08 | 12.8 miles | 19.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/58
Overall: 80/522
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling hills, fair amount of headwinds. Remarkably dry given all the rain pre-start. Roads were in fairly good shape.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90+
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:41
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:23:43 | 03 miles | 07m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/58
Overall: 81/522
Performance: Average
Course: Out-and-back. Flat enough. Head wind coming off the lake around the 1-1.5mi area.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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