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Litchfield, Illinois
United States
RaceMaker Productions
46F / 8C
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 48m 54s
Overall Rank = 91/96
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 2/2
Pre-race routine:

Drove to race early. Breakfast two eggs with toast and coffee. Didnt really sleep great, but not as bad as some other races.
Event warmup:

Hopped in the lake about 20 minutes before race meeting. Swam around and floated a little. Also did a lot of walking around because i kept forgetting things in the car.
Swim
  • 35m 3s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 20s / 100 meters
Comments:

Swim went well, beat goal by almost 5 minutes. Only kicked some of the time. Probably could have done better if I'd done more kicking. Sighting wasnt so hot--several times off course wide.
What would you do differently?:

Kick more. Try to practice sighting more often
Transition 1
  • 05m 44s
Comments:

LONG RUN up from the lake, including a flight of stairs. Walked most of it because it was uphill and I was pretty winded from the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Probably could have run some. Took too long getting my shoes on, so do that faster would be great!
Bike
  • 1h 38m 34s
  • 40 kms
  • 24.35 km/hr
Comments:

Bike went really well. Course was changed from what i had practiced two weeks previously, but it was ok. Two BIG hills by the turn around, of which there were four.

Ate two gus--okay, really ate half of two gus while smearing the rest all over my body, bike, and inside my bento box. Drank about half a bottle of powerade and a whole bottle of water. Hit my nutrition goals precisely.

Avg hr 162
15.0mph--exactly what I hoped for.

Stopped at third turn around to give another racer a tube.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. This was as good as i could hope for!
Transition 2
  • 02m 46s
Comments:

A little slow, but part of that is that i dismounted at the wrong line! Took the time to change socks for the run. Had a little trouble with getting my race belt on because my left hand was kinda numb.
What would you do differently?:

Drink a little more
Run
  • 1h 26m 45s
  • 10 kms
  • 08m 41s  min/km
Comments:

Course much more hilly that I expected from the description. Ended up walking up the hills and running the flats and downhills, which seemed to work pretty well. This is the longest run I've ever done, so feel pretty good about the run. Beat my goal by about 4min.

Had to pee for most of the first four miles. Finally decided I was going to have to go, so found a quiet stretch of road and squatted. Disaster!! Ended up peeing doown my right legs--gross. Used powerade to rinse, but that was probably as bad, since it is the full sugar stuff!

Finish line was uphill!! WTF?!? That just seems mean!
What would you do differently?:

Next time, i sit on the grass to pee!! More run training too!!


Post race
Warm down:

Walked a little, drank some water and soda. I finished right as they were starting the awards, so stood around a lot watching those.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing but training and body fat. This was a great race that really showcased the training I've put in this summer!!

Event comments:

Course and volunteers were great. The organization was a little lacking. Post race food and drink were really ugh.




Last updated: 2015-07-24 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:35:03 | 1500 meters | 02m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 0/96
Performance: Good
Suit: Synergy sleveless
Course: Trapezoidal course
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 05:44
Performance:
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:38:34 | 40 kms | 24.35 km/hr
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 2/96
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Two laps of an out and back. Changed from what was posted and what i had practiced two weeks before.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 81
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
01:26:45 | 10 kms | 08m 41s  min/km
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 0/96
Performance: Good
14:06 avg. 167 hr avg
Course: Out and back. Very hilly with two very large hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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