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Square Lake Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Stillwater, Minnesota
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 23m 50s
Overall Rank = 3/178
Age Group = 40-44 M
Age Group Rank = 1/14
Pre-race routine:

Most of a PowerBar pre-race, and a Roctane GU about 15 mins pre-race. Too much caffeine?
Event warmup:

Nothing. Got wet for the first time when the swim started.
  • 13m 18s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards

Couldn't get comfortable breathing. Treaded water a bit on the back stretch to try to catch my breath. So felt like crap, but similar overall speed to last year.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe not take a caffeinated GU before? I don't know.
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

Not bad!
  • 50m 28s
  • 18.5 miles
  • 21.99 mile/hr

Pushed the effort here!
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s
  • 18m 8s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 05m 51s  min/mile

Kept getting faster! HIGH HR the entire time! Fast fast fast 5K!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit.

Event comments:

Fun race!

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Last updated: 2023-09-09 12:00 AM
00:13:18 | 880 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/14
Overall: 20/178
Performance: Below average
7:53 for 500 yards (1:35 pace), then 5:22 for the last 314 (1:43 pace)
Suit: Yes
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:50:28 | 18.5 miles | 21.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 3/178
Performance: Good
- 21.0 mph at mile 4.5 - 21.3 mph at mile 9 - 21.3 mph at mile 13.5 - 22.0 mph at mile 18 - 21.9 mph rolling into transition 14:05, 21.3 mph 14:14, 21.1 mph 13:09, 23.2 mph 8:58, 23.2 mph, 3.46 miles
Wind: Some
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:43
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:18:08 | 03.1 miles | 05m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/14
Overall: 1/178
Performance: Good
3:13.6, 3:04.4, 3:03.9, 2:53.5, 2:53.6, 2:43.4, 0:23 (0.08)
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2023-09-21 2:11 PM

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St. Paul, MN
Subject: Square Lake Sprint Triathlon

2023-09-22 1:04 PM
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Middle River, Maryland
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Subject: RE: Square Lake Sprint Triathlon

Nice race, and overall podium!  I like your racing kit, too - you can definitely be found on the course!  LOL

ETA:  I've had that panicky breathing thing on the swim, too.  Key for me is to start REALLY slow and build speed, or get in a good warm up which isn't always the easiest thing to do logistics-wise. 

Edited by jmhpsu93 2023-09-22 1:05 PM
2023-09-22 1:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Square Lake Sprint Triathlon

Great race, Steve!  Nice way to cap the season.

I have suffered the swim panic breathing MANY a time.  I found that letting everyone else go and taking an extra two seconds to get going after the start made ALL the difference.  It was always worth a few seconds on the front end to have a great swim.

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