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Sparta, Illinois
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 49m 35s
Overall Rank = 29/30
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/2
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition and wandered around a bit looking for a bike pump. Borrowed one from a couple who was parked next to me. Rode my bike a little to make sure the gears were smooth (knowing it was going to be hilly).

Event warmup:

Swam 400m before, starting at about 15' out, but race was late
  • 05m 19s
  • 200 meters
  • 02m 40s / 100 meters

overall swim was really good. Garmin shows 4:44, so 2:22/100m, which is on point for me and my goals for HIM in a month. Getting out of the pool was a little rough, as it took two tries and I ended up banging my knee (still hurts two days later). Run to transition was longish, so the difference between the official swim time and garmin swim is pretty big
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 40s

T1 was good. Everything went smoothly, even with all the grass stuck to my feet after the run from the pool.
What would you do differently?:

  • 56m 36s
  • 14.5 miles
  • 15.37 mile/hr

Bike went really well for me. Very fast during the first 10 miles (which may have been slightly downhill, but then the uphill and the headwinds kicked in. Last 4 miles were rough. Forgot to hit garmin as entering T2, so not entirely sure what my last 4 mile split was
What would you do differently?:

hit the garmin!!

Also, not drink quite so much, as my tummy was sloshy on the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

overall everything went smoothly. I need to get some speed laces--make things faster.
What would you do differently?:

remember to hit garmin
  • 44m 25s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 14m 20s  min/mile

run went really well. tried to keep 3'/90"/90"/90" run/walk/run/walk pattern. Did pretty well, except for two times, once near the second aid station and once near the end. Extended the walks a little too long.

Faster than training pace, but not by a lot
What would you do differently?:

not drink so much on the bike
Post race
Warm down:

jumped in the pool afte rputting all of my stuff away! That was awesome!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

weight, time able to train

Event comments:

This was a fun little local race with about 30 participants. It was a little pricey for the distance ($60 for a sprint), but the money goes to a local kids swim team, so okay, I'm willing to pay. Post-race food was pretty much non-existent, except they had the concession stand open where you could buy something. Eh...for $60 you should at least have something available after the race. The pool was open to cool down in, which was great. Took about 45 minutes to get the results in.

Last updated: 2018-08-23 12:00 AM
00:05:19 | 200 meters | 02m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 0/30
Performance: Good
Course: serpentine pool swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:40
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:56:36 | 14.5 miles | 15.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 0/30
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Hilly out and back with some really strong headwinds on the way back and crosswinds on the way out. Never really benefited from tailwinds (that I could tell!).
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 81
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:32
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:25 | 03.1 miles | 14m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 0/30
Performance: Good
0.13mi--14:18 (for some reason I turned my garmin off here for a second) 14:07 14:08 14:22
Course: out and back on closed road--same as bike course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 4

2018-08-27 8:25 AM

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