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Knox County YMCA Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Galesburg, Illinois
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 14m
Overall Rank = 11/81
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/7
Pre-race routine:

Small breakfast of oat/nut/honey cereal, banana. Arrived 6:30 am for 8 a.m. start
Event warmup:

Two mile bike, one mile jog, 10 minute swim.
  • 11m
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

This was a small tri, so we had a mass start. The swim to the first buoy was a bit crowded, but it really opened up after the first turn. The consequence of a crowded first leg is usually heavy breathing, so I really had to focus on pace and stroke for the main 400 yard leg to bring my breathing back in line.
Transition 1
  • 00m

My 11-minute swim time includes T1.
  • 43m
  • 15 miles
  • 20.93 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 00m

My bike time includes T2
  • 20m
  • 3.12 miles
  • 06m 24s  min/mile

Had a strong run
Post race
Warm down:

Water, bananas and watermelon.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I hve been on a maintenance type conditioning program since my 1/2 IM at the end of July, so races feel a bit more difficult. For example, only running about 10 miles per week right now. It feels good, but it's also apparent on race day.

Event comments:

This race has the potential to be a top event in the area if the Y would let go of it and turn it over to people who know how to stage a tri. They do an adequate job, but timing is weak, results got screwed up in many age groups, and it is not USAT sanctioned, so the roadies were drafting (behind me, I might add, which was a source of small satisfaction). They do provide very nice trophy plaques, however. And since this is my first age group win it will definitely hold a fond sport in my heart.

Last updated: 2004-09-13 12:00 AM
00:11:00 | 600 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/81
Performance: Average
I am guessing at the swim, and the 11 minutes includes my T1 time. This triathlon did not offer split times, only overall time.
Suit: Xterra Vortex sleeveless
Course: Counter-clockwise loop.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:43:00 | 15 miles | 20.93 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/81
Based on my overall time and what I know about how fast I bike etc., 43 minutes is my best guess.
Wind: Little
Course: Hilly
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:20:00 | 03.12 miles | 06m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/81
Another guess - I generally run a 5k in just under 20 mins. But based on my overall time and what I know about my swim and bike times, this would be very close
Course: Flat asphalt through wooded park. Very nice, and great shade.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2004-09-13 9:47 AM

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Subject: Knox County YMCA Triathlon

2004-09-13 10:51 AM
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Kennesaw, GA
Subject: RE: Knox County YMCA Triathlon
Congrats on the trophy!
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