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Litchfield Triathlou Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Litchfield, Illinois
United States
RaceMaker Productions
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 28m 55s
Overall Rank = 30/126
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/11
Pre-race routine:

Coffee, shave, shower, stretch, set up Transition
Event warmup:

None other than stretches.
  • 14m 16s
  • 440 yards
  • 03m 14s / 100 yards

First time using a wetsuit and was pleased with my swim. Found a good opening early so had little problem with other swimmers until passing a few. Sighted well until the final stretch and kept wanting to veer left.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing except maybe beginning more toward the front.
Transition 1
  • 04m 31s

Our area had issues with the rack falling over and I also racked my bike a different way than usual because a lady complained I was not doing it right. At some point my gears were hit and I started in wrong gear. Took about 30 seconds before I got it right again.
What would you do differently?:

Not listen to certain other participants because my racking style is fine and is actually the preferred method by most professional triathletes.
  • 39m 59s
  • 13 miles
  • 19.51 mile/hr

Second time during a race that my seat started angling down. Thought I had it tightened but maybe not enough. Didn't happen until the last couple miles.
What would you do differently?:

Tighten my seat more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

I still ride the bike with my running shoes so I'm usually okay time wise in T2.
What would you do differently?:

  • 29m
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 48s  min/km

Didn't get my running legs until about a half mile to go. I'll never be fast here due to knee damage and ankle damage.
What would you do differently?:

Down a GU on the bike to add fuel during the run.
Post race
Warm down:

walked, stretched, water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Knee and ankle issues

Last updated: 2014-08-12 12:00 AM
00:14:16 | 440 yards | 03m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 25/126
Performance: Good
Suit: full wetsuit
Course: clockwise triangle out and back
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:31
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:39:59 | 13 miles | 19.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/11
Overall: 24/126
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back course partially paved asphalt and partially pea gravel paved. Some turns/corners were slower than normal because of the loose gravel. Otherwise nice course.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:00 | 05 kms | 05m 48s  min/km
Age Group: 8/11
Overall: 65/126
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back paved road with hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2014-09-22 10:02 AM

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Canton, Illinois
Subject: Litchfield Triathlou Sprint Triathlon

2014-09-29 8:59 AM
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Canton, Illinois
Subject: RE: Litchfield Triathlou Sprint Triathlon
My review isn't posting publicly. Not sure why. Noticed your name as moderator ..... did I post something I shouldn't have?
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At mile ten I heard a noise like I had gotten paper in my spokes or something. I looked but saw nothing but a few seconds later my rear tire blows out.
date : June 3, 2009
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