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Lake Marion Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon


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Lakeville, Minnesota
United States
The South Metro STORM Swim Club
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 05m 4s
Overall Rank = 192/218
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 3/3
Pre-race routine:

Met Rebecca and Anneke in transition. Said hi to Pattie and Jeremy.
Event warmup:

Just getting acclimlated to the water, as usual.
Swim
  • 08m 29s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards
Comments:

Felt faster than this, but of course the time includes some of the running time to the transition area.

Given that I never swim train and I have shoulder tendinitis, I can't really complain here. :)
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Train a little, I suppose.
Transition 1
  • 03m 11s
Comments:

This felt like it took forever, and apparently it did. It is quite a long run from the beach to the transition area, but even so I wasn't super efficient getting on the bike.
Bike
  • 1h 09m 1s
  • 17.5 miles
  • 15.21 mile/hr
Comments:

I was actually quite happy with this ride. It's the fastest I've gone all summer, sadly. Nice course with a few rolling hills in the middle and some downhill at the end. I never switched to the small chain ring on this course, although one hill made me consider it.

I was playing cat and mouse with a one lady where we went back and forth with passing each other, but finally around mile 12 or so I passed her for good.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, of course.
Transition 2
  • 01m 44s
Comments:

This was another slow one. Didn't help that the guy racked next to me put his bike in my spot, not his. I nicely moved it over. grrrr Also, the usual no speed laces, so that took some time.
What would you do differently?:

Make a better effort to run with the bike.
Run
  • 42m 40s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 13m 46s  min/mile
Comments:

Well, this sucked as much as I thought it might. In my defense there is a hill on this course that is at least a half mile long, and I'm not exaggerating. And it's almost right out of the gate, when legs are still struggling to shift from bike to run. Whose idea was this?? It's brutal. I walked almost the whole way up, since my running uphill is really not that much faster than walking. This whole run course is going either uphill or downhill. Very, very little flat area.

But, as I told Rebecca afterward, I didn't run as much as I hoped I would, but I ran more than I thought I would. So there's that anyway.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

The usual suspects. Weight. Training.

Event comments:

This is a nice race and overall a good course, except for the run. I just can't believe there aren't some flatter trails going around the lake. ?? But the lake is nice and warm, and the bike course is good with lots of wide shoulders to ride on. Organization was good. We didn't stay for the awards, so I can't comment on that.




Last updated: 2014-08-04 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:29 | 440 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/3
Overall: 87/218
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:11
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:09:01 | 17.5 miles | 15.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/3
Overall: 171/218
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course:
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:44
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
00:42:40 | 03.1 miles | 13m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/3
Overall: 192/218
Performance: Bad
Course: This course gets a giant W.T.F. from me. Is there no flat land in Lakeville?
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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Great job!  Super job on the bike!

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