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Chisago Lakes Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Chisago City, Minnesota
United States
Total Time = 1h 34m 49s
Overall Rank = 45/257
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 6/15
Pre-race routine:

oatmeal, coffee, driving, setting up transition
Event warmup:

little bit of swimming
  • 06m 43s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

Official results listed my pace as 6:32/100, which seems more accurate than the pace listed above
Wasn't used to crowds. Lots of jostling. Wasn't able to get close to buoys. Didn't feel as strong in the water as I anticipated. Still, it was pretty strong compared to the field.
Transition 1
  • 01m 17s

Not much to say. Could have been a bit faster, but no glaring problems.
What would you do differently?:

Practice a bit more.
  • 59m 13s
  • 22.5 miles
  • 22.80 mile/hr

Race results say 21.6 mph average.
Took a few miles to get into a groove. Then found myself in a pack of sprint and 1/2 riders. Tried not to draft, but must have gotten something. Pack's pace was higher than I probably would have done on my own, but it wasn't too strenuous. At sprint/half split, I lost contact with the sprint cyclists. Last 5 miles, I started to tire and could feel my hams tightening up. Out of aero bars a bit more then. Still, pretty decent overall. Very happy with average speed.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

Runing out of steam. Maybe elastic laces are too tight, but I flopped down on my ass when I couldn't pull my shoes on right away. Ran wrong direction when I couldn't remember which way was out. Hams hurt, plodding pace.
What would you do differently?:

Train the run. Maybe more bricks. looser laces? Know the transition area.
  • 26m 13s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 28s  min/mile

Sucked. My run is garbage. Hams were tight. Just plodded along. Occasionally felt a little better after the first mile, but it was all I could do just to keep going. Was begging for the end to come. The hills at the end just about killed me
What would you do differently?:

run run run run. Know the exact route, especially for the finish.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough training, running especially

Event comments:

Very well organized. LOTS of racers between sprint and 1/2. The bike was too long for a sprint. Great bike porn here.

Last updated: 2018-07-30 12:00 AM
00:06:43 | 440 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/15
Overall: 16/257
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless wetsuit
Course: clockwise triangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:17
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:59:13 | 22.5 miles | 22.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/15
Overall: 38/257
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Country roads, couple corners on wet grass between sections of paved trail.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:20
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:26:13 | 03.1 miles | 08m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/15
Overall: 93/257
Performance: Bad
Course: Out and back, city streets, short park hills first and last 1/4 mile.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2018-07-30 10:29 AM

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St. Paul, MN
Subject: Chisago Lakes Sprint Triathlon

2018-07-30 10:58 PM
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St. Paul, MN
Subject: RE: Chisago Lakes Sprint Triathlon

First race in 5-ish years.  I'll take it.

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