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Dan Adair Memorial Triathlon - Triathlon


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Springfield, Illinois
United States
TriHarder Promotions
90F / 32C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 36m 17s
Overall Rank = 98/153
Age Group = F 55-60
Age Group Rank = 5/8
Pre-race routine:

Local race, so didn't have to drive far. Got up at 5 am to the sound of thunder. Got a cup of coffee and stood in the garage, watching a crazy lightning show to the north (where the race would be held). The thunder just kept rumbling on and on. Storm front seemed to have stalled over the area. Ate a turkey sandwich at 6, loaded up and drove on in. Skies were greenish looking and scary. I considered turning around and bagging it.
Event warmup:

Race was delayed over an hour due to the lightning. Everyone stood around, crammed into the YMCA, wondering what would happen. Would they cancel the event? Would it be a duathlon? We weren't even allowed to set up transition because some high winds had come and knocked over the finish line, banners, etc.
Stood around and chatted with some tri peeps. It was great to see everyone. Eventually it was decided that the race would go on. Got a length in the pool to get heartrate up, then stood in line for another 30 minutes waiting to start.
Swim
  • 09m 39s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards
Comments:

I know that pool swims are hard for race directors to manage; people don't know where to seed themselves and that was certainly true today. Got in a group of 8:30-9 minute swimmers, which seems reasonable for me. Unfortunately there was a big group of slower people ahead of us who would not move back in the line. Burned some matches passing people but eventually got into a nice open area and had a nice swim.
Transition 1
  • 02m 57s
Comments:

Felt like I was moving in slow motion.
What would you do differently?:

speed it up!
Bike
  • 41m 8s
  • 12 miles
  • 17.50 mile/hr
Comments:

After all the gravel riding I've been doing this year, the tri bike felt so quick and nimble. Thoroughly enjoyed this course today.
Transition 2
  • 01m 35s
Comments:

Did ok.
Run
  • 41m 16s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 13m 19s  min/mile
Comments:

After taking about 6 months off running with injuries, it's been laborious getting back into the groove. I knew this would be a slow run and was prepared mentally for that. I didn't even harbor fantasies of getting into the 12 mm zone; the delay in the race start pushed the run time back to about 11 a.m., just as the sun was blazing and all the rain puddles were beginning to steam things up. Enjoyed the run, took a lot of walk breaks (A LOT). Felt really strong the last half mile.
What would you do differently?:

I just need to run more.
Post race
Warm down:

Got a piece of pizza and a Diet Coke, found my faster friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm just old, fat and slow

Event comments:

Great first year for this race honoring a beloved ortho doctor who died suddenly of a heart attack last year. It was very emotional watching his family and coworkers give a short presentation at the start of the race. I only gave a 4 due to the nasty weather and delayed start, which is not the fault of anyone. Volunteers were so wonderful and helpful.




Last updated: 2016-07-19 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:09:39 | 400 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/153
Performance: Good
Suit: tri suit
Course: Down and back in an 8-lane, 25-yard pool.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:57
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:41:08 | 12 miles | 17.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/153
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Big loop on various roads, with some moderate hills. I ride on these roads frequently, so knew what to expect.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:35
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:41:16 | 03.1 miles | 13m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/153
Performance: Average
Course: Out a narrow road, then onto a paved bike trail for a mile, then back the same way. some shade but mostly open and hot.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
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

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2016-08-28 4:32 PM

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2016-08-28 8:09 PM
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Royal(PITA)
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Subject: RE: Dan Adair Memorial Triathlon

Well done!

Thunder and lightning = delayed race.  No doubt.  Kind of good it wasn't canceled...but hanging around and wondering for an hour had to be hard on everyone.  The pool swim seeding is always a difficult thing.  Never fun when people seed themselves poorly.  Super speedy on the tri bike!
Running in the heat of the day is torture, hands down.

 

Very cool that the race is in memory of a local oath (who probably treated a multiple of sports injured people in the community!!)

2016-08-30 9:12 AM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Dan Adair Memorial Triathlon

Congratulations on getting this tri under your belt after your return to running!  I love your "nimble and quick" comment!

2016-08-30 9:18 AM
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Subject: RE: Dan Adair Memorial Triathlon

Congrats on your first return tri, sounds like all in all it went OK.  Frustrating for sure about the delay and the poor seeding of the swimmers. 

2016-08-30 7:49 PM
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Congrats on a good day.

2016-08-31 11:02 PM
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Subject: RE: Dan Adair Memorial Triathlon
congratulations on a great day. Good on you for getting up and going in the first place I think that thunder and lightening would have sent me back to bed.


2016-09-01 11:13 AM
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Subject: RE: Dan Adair Memorial Triathlon

Originally posted by StaceyK congratulations on a great day. Good on you for getting up and going in the first place I think that thunder and lightening would have sent me back to bed.

x2 - great flexibility on rolling with day's events. 

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