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Big Lake, Minnesota
United States
Graniteman Endurance Series
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 13m 14s
Overall Rank = 32/307
Age Group = M 50 -54
Age Group Rank = 4/21
Pre-race routine:

2 Eggos and a banana with coffee and water for breakfast. Drove to site, parked and got a decent tran spot. Got my chip and setup tran area. Checked out the entry and exits.
Event warmup:

Checked out the bike, jogged a bit and swim maybe100 yards.
  • 09m 42s
  • 586 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

Did not swim very straight for me for some reason - kept turning right! Had some goggle fogging, so I got a little water in them which helped. Might need new goggles for racing. Water visibility was bad making it hard to find feet for drafting and hard to see other swimmers in front of you to avoid touching toes. Swim was long I am sure as the fastest 100 yard pace was 1:23! Overall and division placing was good though.
What would you do differently?:

Swim straighter! Effort level was there - I know I went hard. Had not been swimming much the last few weeks, so swim specific fitness may have been off a bit.
Transition 1
  • 01m 11s

Good tran.
What would you do differently?:

  • 37m 35s
  • 14.45 miles
  • 23.07 mile/hr

My Garmin went on the fritz the night before, so I rode naked, which may have impacted my time a little, but I pushed it hard and had my best bike split ever. Only one rider passed me and stayed ahead of me - a 60 year old rider! I passed too many to count as I was in the last swim wave. I played cat and mouse with an 18 year old for much of the race. He ended up being a son of one of the Hed. founders and had the sweetest ride. I eventually left him for good at about mile 10.
What would you do differently?:

Not over-charge my Garmin or whatever I did to make it freak out so I had a bike computer. It worked later in the day when I tried it.
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

Seemed like a good transition as I ran in hard with my bike and had no real issues, but many others were 20+ seconds faster. Took too long getting shoes on I guess.
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 33s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 36s  min/mile

Running hurts.
What would you do differently?:

Do more speed work in prep. Maybe go out a little harder. Run started on grass for the first .1 mile or so and I took it easy and was careful with my footing as I have weak ankles, so first mile was slow at like 7:42. I should have gone harder once I hit the pavement.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and drank a water. Took shoes off. Got some food which was good.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of running speed work. Didn't swim as straight as I could have.

Event comments:

Very well done race on a flat and fast course.

Last updated: 2014-08-05 12:00 AM
00:09:42 | 586 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/21
Overall: 44/307
Performance: Average
Suit: Neosport Sleeveless
Course: Counter-clockwise rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:11
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:35 | 14.45 miles | 23.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/21
Overall: 20/307
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back. Almost flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:16
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:33 | 03.1 miles | 07m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/21
Overall: 32/307
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back along the lake. Almost flat and fast. 7:36 pace.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

2014-08-11 12:46 PM

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
Subject: Graniteman Big Lake Triathlon

2014-08-11 1:28 PM
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Subject: RE: Graniteman Big Lake Triathlon

Wow, fast speeds make a for a quick race!  Great job!

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