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Hopkins Royal Triathlon - "RUBIES" Distance - Triathlon

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
United States
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80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 24m 44s
Overall Rank = 31/270
Age Group = M 50-54
Age Group Rank = 4/20
Pre-race routine:

Normal routine: 2 Eggo waffles with butter and syrup, coffee, water and a banana. I also had a Gu about 45 minutes before the swim start.
Event warmup:

Not much as it was rainy! Just some walking and stretching and a dip in the lake with a few strokes and arm circles before the swim.
  • 10m 20s
  • 750 yards
  • 01m 23s / 100 yards

Very solid swim for me given not very serious swimming over the summer. Very good sighting for me!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 59s

As it was still raining a bit when they closed transition before the swim start, I had my helmet upside down and my sunglasses in a wash cloth underneath. When I put my helmet on, straps would not fit! It took me awhile to figure out the straps were reversed!
What would you do differently?:

Not have my helmet straps messed up!
  • 44m
  • 15 miles
  • 20.45 mile/hr

Wet road plus winds made fast descents a little scary.
Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

OK T2 after terrible T1
What would you do differently?:

  • 26m 20s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 16s  min/km

Very little hard running this summer showed itself with slow speed. Need to work in intervals and harder runs while avoiding injury. Limited running post hiking/knee injury and ankle pain.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slow run as usual plus worse T1 I have ever had!

Event comments:

Lots of beginners. I signed up late so started towards the back of the time trial. I passed 131 people on the bike and was only passed by one guy.

I won one of the 2 Grand Prize raffles - a catered Italian dinner for 10. Yumm!

Last updated: 2015-09-06 12:00 AM
00:10:20 | 750 yards | 01m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/20
Overall: 42/270
Performance: Good
Suit: Neosport sleeveless
Course: Race was shortenend just a bit. Guess on water temp, but it was really nice!
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:59
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:44:00 | 15 miles | 20.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/20
Overall: 27/270
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: 3 x loop
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:08
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:20 | 05 kms | 05m 16s  min/km
Age Group: 8/20
Overall: 71/270
Performance: Below average
Course: Trail and road. Flat except for the climb to the road and hill a bit before the end. Very hot and humid!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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] 4

2015-09-08 3:53 PM

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