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Lake Minnetonka Triathlon - Triathlon

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
United States
Tri Minnesota Triathlon Racing Series
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 26m 52s
Overall Rank = 92/451
Age Group = M 50 - 54
Age Group Rank = 5/35
Pre-race routine:

Same old!
Event warmup:

Walked/jogged a bit then stretched.
  • 17m 18s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

Little swimming the prior few months and it showed. Every time I tried to pick it up I seemed to get out of breath. I finally settled in about 1/2 way through to a comfortable pace, but it was not very fast.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more! I started in January increasing my swimming and was doing well through March with repeat 100 times in the mid 1:20s, but then barely swam due to job change, etc.
Transition 1
  • 02m 1s

OK transition. Had a bit of trouble getting my right shoe on, but not too bad.
  • 42m 4s
  • 15 miles
  • 21.39 mile/hr

Did not use my race wheels as the constant rolling hills negated a significant benefit from them.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 19s

Someone racked their bike in my spot, so I had to move one over, which caused some confusion and delay. Jogged out with a water as planned - poured it down my back mostly.
  • 24m 14s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 05s  min/mile

I wanted to run 8 min/mile pace, so happy that I hit it pretty close. I walked through the last water stop, which probably cost me that 14 seconds! My toe started hurting about half way through and it turned out I had cut the bottom of my middle toe (I assume getting out of the water). Ouch.
What would you do differently?:

Not walk through the last water stop!
Post race
Warm down:

First time in my 40+ years of racing that I ever went to the medical tent post race! They cleaned my cut and put a band-aid on.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor swim caused by lack of good swim fitness.

Event comments:

Well run race as usual. Great weather this year too!

Last updated: 2017-06-22 12:00 AM
00:17:18 | 880 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/35
Overall: 73/451
Performance: Below average
Suit: Neosport sleeveless
Course: Course was long, closer to 1000 yards was the consensus.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:01
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:42:04 | 15 miles | 21.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/35
Overall: 73/451
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:19
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:14 | 03 miles | 08m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/35
Overall: 183/451
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Average 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2017-07-06 12:56 PM

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