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Carterville, Illinois
United States
Mattoon Multisport
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 44m 24s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 1/2
Pre-race routine:

Got to venue WAY early. Putzed around, set up transition, actually hopped into the pool to warm up.
Event warmup:

Did about 250yds in pool
  • 08m 17s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

Had a weird pain under right ribcage after jumping into pool. First 200m were sub 2:00, i think. Guy behind me didn't seed well, ended up passing me at 150 mark and was too polite about it. Spent time talking and apologizing!
What would you do differently?:

Go out a little harder after 200yds.
Transition 1
  • 02m 39s

Transition was long from pool. Did well, but forgot to loosen my laces, so that took a little time.
What would you do differently?:

Remember to loosen laces on bike shoes.
  • 50m 10s
  • 14 miles
  • 16.74 mile/hr

Rocked the bike. Felt good and fast. Route was hillier than I expected, but a nice one.

Managed to remember a gu at 30 min.

Rained about half the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more!!
Transition 2
  • 01m 41s

Skipped new socks. Forgot to loosen laces, but they were ok. Took a large drink of water right before leaving transition, which was probably a mistake!
  • 41m 36s
  • 3 miles
  • 13m 52s  min/mile

Ran 3:1 for most of race. Walked two aid stations. Ran last 0.5mi.

Sprinkled a little, but that was nice!

Had to stop to pee at 0.5mi mark. It was disasterous.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Run went pretty well and i beat my goal time.
Post race
Warm down:

Pant and walk to transition. Pack transition and then change clothes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Good race overall. I would like to do it again. However, there is a huge lack of communication from the RD before the race. At the very least the route maps could be posted online before the race (they wern't). I was told they would be available at the venue morning of, but they weren't. RD seems to assume everyone who does this race is local and knows the route/roads.

Last updated: 2016-05-27 12:00 AM
00:08:17 | 400 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Suit: Tri suit--too big!
Course: Serpentine, 16 lengths
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:39
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:50:10 | 14 miles | 16.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Avg hr 169; avg cadence 79
Wind: Little
Course: Large rectangle on open roads. Drivers weren't exactly good about giving the lane, or even part of it.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence: 79
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:41
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:41:36 | 03 miles | 13m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/2
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Avg hr 167
Course: Flat and shadded. Horseshoe shaped. Finish line wasn't uphill!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2016-05-28 12:14 PM

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Southern Illinois
Subject: Trifesta

2016-05-28 5:04 PM
in reply to: #5184386

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Subject: RE: Trifesta
Nice work!
2016-05-31 1:54 PM
in reply to: Qua17

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Middle River, Maryland
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Subject: RE: Trifesta

Nice race, Gretchen.  That's awful about the RD and the race course; that's like event-running 101.

2016-06-02 12:22 PM
in reply to: jmhpsu93

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DeLand, Florida
Subject: RE: Trifesta
Great race Gretchen! You're a machine as always. Nothing like beating your goal times on a 'training and practice transitions' race huh?
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