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St. Cloud, Minnesota
United States
Graniteman Endurance Series
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 17m 18s
Overall Rank = 23/193
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/22
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5 and had PB toast with banana and honey, went back to bed woke up at 6 10 showered and left home. The drive is about 50 minutes. Ate fruit snacks about 20 minutes before my wave went off
Event warmup:

Swam 200 yards and stretched out, mentally prepared my transitions.
  • 10m 51s
  • 586 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

It went well and all the time in the pool has made me a more fit swimmer, however it has not make me much faster.

The timing mat right at the transition area which was about 100 yards from the beach. I was passed by two people in my age group during the run, so I knew I was out of the water before them and their swim times were faster than mine, so not sure how accurate it is.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get professional help on getting me to swim faster
Transition 1
  • 00m

I am not going to put my T1 time here because the chip time says 4:20, that is not possible. My timing chip came off with my wetsuit in T1 so I never had it on the bike, so that must be where the problem was
What would you do differently?:

Work on removing suit and keeping chip on
  • 43m 6s
  • 15 miles
  • 20.88 mile/hr

The official timing was off because of my transition time, My bike split is as shown.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe start off slower, overall I am pleased with my results.
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

I had to dig out my timing chip from my wetsuit so that added 10-15 seconds, I probably could have done without it due to the back up timers
  • 21m 10s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 04s  min/mile

Good course, I passed a fellow age grouper about 1/2 mile in, he was always in sight and we actually went back and forth a few times on the bike. I was passed by another age grouper about 1 mile, I tried to pick my pace to match but could not hold on, I backed off, turns out he was crushing 6:36 miles. I made a turn and saw someone ahead, I passed him around mile 2, and was happy to see it was another age grouper, I gained 1 spot during the run.
Post race
Warm down:

ate food and found shade to cool off

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing besides lack of great swim form

Event comments:

The recovery food was great, I believe a lot of post workout recovery so It was nice to have muscle milk and protein bars as well as fruit. It Was a great food spread for a smaller race.

I would highly recommend this race to anyone interested in triathlon as well as the experienced racer who is looking for competition.

My favorite thing about this race was the ample transition rack space. Rack spots were not assigned but there was plenty of room and I did not feel crowded at all.

I am signed up for the series races and looking forward to Clearwater in a few weeks.

Last updated: 2014-06-21 12:00 AM
00:10:51 | 586 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/22
Overall: 49/193
Performance: Average
Suit: Xtrera sleeveless
Course: Counter clockwise loop around the lake.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:43:06 | 15 miles | 20.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/22
Overall: 21/193
Performance: Average
I pushed too hard the frist 2 miles
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back, pretty flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:58
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:10 | 03 miles | 07m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/22
Overall: 29/193
Performance: Good
Course: Loop, pretty flat
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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

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