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Buffalo, Minnesota
United States
Graniteman Events
70F / 21C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 31m 49s
Overall Rank = 82/252
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 4/12
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at Super 8, ate at Mexican place again. Rained hard Sat afternoon and evening, forecast for Sun was not promising. Honey Nut Cheerios and banana. Raining when we got up and during pre-race until just before start of race.
Event warmup:

No run/bike warmup due to rain. Short swim warmup.
Swim
  • 37m 24s
  • 1642 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards
Comments:

One of my worse race swims ever. 200-300 yds in I almost quit. I was thinking I should just stop get back to shore and we could go home and get ready for BWCA trip. I was out of synch kind of floundering and just not into the race. I had a little mental pep talk with myself and decided I should get my butt in gear. Shortly after the first turn I swallowed a bunch of water while looking forward to sight. Bad enough I had to stop because I was gagging and coughing so much. Finally was OK and took off. Terrible swim, 6:02 slower than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Get mentally prepared to race. Remember to close mouth after breathing when sighting.
Transition 1
  • 01m 52s
Comments:

No T1 issues. 2nd in AG +3 from G Taylor. 21 sec faster than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 1h 07m 10s
  • 24.8 miles
  • 22.15 mile/hr
Comments:

Good bike. Garmin #s are off at end. 25 sec faster than last year
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 2
  • 01m 47s
Comments:

Decent T2. 4th in AG +31 sec off of Taylor
Run
  • 43m 37s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile
Comments:

Had troubles w/Garmin switching to run so I had to set up a new run. I felt strong on 2nd half and actually picked up my pace for a negative split. Started a light rain/sprinkle on the 2nd half which felt good.
What would you do differently?:

I had a little left at the end maybe could have gone harder sooner but you never know for sure. My bike fitness is still lacking.
Post race
Warm down:

Talked to Larry Stracke, now the race director here. He had cramping issue at Apple, also happened at Worlds for him. Originally there was a 2nd place finisher from Canada in our AG but he had a 34.8 avg on the bike, must have took the sprint turn instead of the Oly turn. They listed him at the awards but shortly after the results were updated and he was dropped. Looked like they had gift cards instead of prizes as in years past. Greg Taylor won the AG 10th overall 2 weeks from his 60th BD. So what was he doing in our AG? must have been age on day of race not USAT age. Get him out of my AG!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor swim. Went from winning my AG by 12 min to 4th. 7:10 slower than last year, almost all on the swim.




Last updated: 2014-05-30 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:37:24 | 1642 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/12
Overall: 207/252
Performance: Bad
2:17 swim pace
Suit: Desota 2 piece
Course: Same, big triangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:52
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:07:10 | 24.8 miles | 22.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 41/252
Performance: Good
Split Avg Speed Avg HR Avg Bike Cadence 1 19.2 152 96 2 22.5 144 94 3 19.7 149 96 4 23.1 147 97 5 18.1 147 96 6 20.3 152 99 7 21 146 100 8 27.4 147 100 9 21.5 146 98 10 21.4 142 98 11 22.2 141 95 12 25.1 142 97 13 21.7 143 99 14 19.2 137 94 15 22.4 140 98 16 23.2 136 95 17 26.1 138 99 18 19.6 138 94 19 20.7 144 99 20 21.8 137 95 21 26.5 139 98 22 23 139 93 23 25.5 140 94 24 21.7 140 94 25 13.8 150 84 26 7.3 143 25 27 8.3 145 -- 28 8.4 151 -- Summary 21 143 96
Wind: Some
Course: Same course
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 96
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:47
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:43:37 | 06.21 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/12
Overall: 56/252
Performance: Good
Split Avg Pace Avg HR 1 7:10 155 2 7:24 159 3 7:21 158 4 7:00 162 5 7:06 166 6 6:52 171 Summary 7:10 161
Course: Out & back with good hill at turnaround and a short stub on way back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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