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Rochesterfest Triathlon - Olympic Course - Triathlon


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Rochester, Minnesota
United States
Final Stretch
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 29m 7s
Overall Rank = 18/96
Age Group = M55-59
Age Group Rank = 1/5
Pre-race routine:

Hometown race made it nice. Got up 5:15 left home about 6am. had to stop at Kwik Trip for banana. Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast. Got parking spot in RPU lot. Numbers are way down. Could have arrived at race site 6:45 and been OK.
Event warmup:

Short run & bike. Peter S racked by me, also not too far from Ed M. My one piece tri suit came apart again, I had to rip the zipper to get it off. Not a huge deal cause it happened early enough and I had my 2 piece in the car. Saw the Harke's pre-race.
Swim
  • 33m 17s
  • 1642 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards
Comments:

No issues on the swim, I felt I had a good swim, a little disappointed in my time. My navigation was good my breathing good. 1:18 faster than last year.
Transition 1
  • 01m 16s
Comments:

1st in AG -46 sec. 6 sec faster than last year
Bike
  • 1h 09m 4s
  • 24.8 miles
  • 21.54 mile/hr
Comments:

Good bike, the hill hurts overall mph. I was 31 at the turnaround. 31 sec faster than last year
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s
Comments:

2nd in AG +22 sec. 15 sec faster than last year. I had a little trouble with my socks, had even debated going sockless. Biggest mistake was forgetting my hat. I realized it about 15 yds away from my TA spot but decided to go without it.
What would you do differently?:

Remember hat!!
Run
  • 44m 22s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 08s  min/mile
Comments:

Started out good averaging about 7:00 for first 2 miles but started slowing down. The 2nd half got really hot and I kept slowing down. No way I was getting under a 7 min pace. 1:03 slower than last year.

Had problems with Garmin again and had to program a new run. Need to figure out what I'm doing wrong.
What would you do differently?:

Remember hat
Post race
Warm down:

Drank a lot! I was really dehydrated. Went back to car to drop off gear and bike and changed. Couldn't find my T-shirt which ended up in the bottom of my plastic bag. Went back for awards. Had a brat and some Cheetos.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overall 1:07 faster than last year.

Event comments:

No Jerry for awards, Mark & company handled them. They did start the sprint awards early then after a short delay the Oly awards. Separate door prizes for both groups. Big prizes at the end.

This race was hurt by new races in the Cities and definitely this year seemed to have lost some of it's buzz. Numbers had to be an all time low.




Last updated: 2014-05-30 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:33:17 | 1642 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 67/96
Performance: Average
2:02 pace
Suit: 2 piece Desoto
Course: 2 loops with short run on beach
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:16
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:09:04 | 24.8 miles | 21.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 14/96
Performance: Good
21.6 Avg HR 149 Cadence 96 Split Avg Speed Avg HR Avg Bike Cadence 1 21 154 92 2 21.3 157 96 3 23.8 151 96 4 24.1 150 97 5 18.9 152 95 6 14.2 154 92 7 25.6 145 97 8 25.5 147 98 9 27.7 146 96 10 21.4 148 96 11 23.4 148 100 12 21 147 98 13 21.2 146 96 14 24.1 149 101 15 21.7 148 99 16 21.6 145 97 17 18.6 146 95 18 20 145 95 19 18.3 146 98 20 30.1 143 97 21 27.1 142 93 22 23 147 97 23 19.8 146 97 24 21.2 148 96 25 17.3 152 93 26 8.6 161 -- 27 6.9 163 -- 28 9.1 164 -- Summary 21.3 149 96
Wind: Little
Course: Out & back with hill at mile 5
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 94
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:11
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:44:22 | 06.21 miles | 07m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 13/96
Performance: Average
Avg HR 173 Max HR 185 Split Avg Pace Avg HR 1 7:01 163 2 7:00 168 3 7:17 173 4 7:39 175 5 7:45 176 6 7:42 180 Summary 7:23 173
Course: Mainly an out & back with some dirt/grass running on the way back.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 3

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