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St. Peters, Missouri
United States
St. Peters Rec-Plex Natatorium Foundation
80F / 27C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 2/42
Age Group = team
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

ate my standard bowl of maple and brown sugar oatmeal and made my pb&j sammich. loaded up my gear, and got to the venue about 5AM.
Event warmup:

since i started just 5 mins after the first person, it made sense for me to actually swim a few laps in the pool first. it was nice to get used to the water.
  • 10m 7s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 01s / 100 meters

i was disappoined with this. i know i haven't been to the pool for any meaningful amount of time in months, but i was really hoping to do this quicker. oh well, it FELT pretty good at least.
Still, I passed a handful of people, and didn't get passed by anybody, so that's pretty cool.
What would you do differently?:

spend lots more time in the pool.
Transition 1
  • 00m 30s

no problem getting through T1 quickly.
What would you do differently?:

  • 56m 54s
  • 21 miles
  • 22.14 mile/hr

I really got after it on the bike course this year. Staying aeor 95% of the time helps, too. Basically, it was the fastest hour of riding of my life. When I got out of the pool, I figured there were about 15 people in front of me on the course. My goal was to pick off as many as possible. I was able to track down 8 or 9 people that I recall. I did get passed by the eventual winner, though.
I took most of my gel early on, and squeezed out the rest of it about mid way through the race. I sipped water throughout.
In general, I really worked my ass off out there because I knew I didn't have to run.
What would you do differently?:

I might have taken a 2nd gel. But who knows how my stomach will respond when I'm working that hard. so i'll say... nothing.
Transition 2
  • 00m 20s

Got right to the rack quickly where i tagged my teammate, Brad. He handled the running portion because i'm still timid about going too hard on my iffy ITB.

What would you do differently?:

  • 29m 39s
  • 4.6 miles
  • 06m 27s  min/mile

So basically Brad tore the course up, posting the 3rd fastest time of the entire field, and the #1 time in the team division. I don't care whether or not people bike before they ran, I'm damn impressed with how fast my teammate ran. he was blazing!
What would you do differently?:

shoot! nothing! i couldn't have picked a better runner, haha!
Post race
Warm down:

After relaxing for a bit, we went for a 2mi jog just for fun.

also, I got to meet goobergirl98 and her family. that was awesome! it's always fun to put the names and faces of my "internet friends" together.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of time in the pool. that was the only limiter, I think. otherwise, everything was above and beyond!

Event comments:

Another race... another 2nd place finish. I've got quite the pattern developing. This is a lot of fun, though. I would recommend it for the novice, or season triathlete.

Last updated: 2007-05-24 12:00 AM
00:10:07 | 500 meters | 02m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 17/42
Performance: Average
Suit: tri shorts
Course: serpentine in 50m pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 00:30
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:56:54 | 21 miles | 22.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 3/42
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: flat, generally, with just a couple hills in the beginning and end.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:29:39 | 04.6 miles | 06m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 1/42
Performance: Good
Course: cross country style through parks and neighborhoods.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-06-18 1:08 PM

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St. Louis
Subject: St. Peters REC-PLEX Spring Triathlon

2007-06-18 1:13 PM
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Subject: RE: St. Peters REC-PLEX Spring Triathlon
Nice race and way to tear it up on the bike.


2007-06-21 7:47 AM
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Springfield, MO
Subject: RE: St. Peters REC-PLEX Spring Triathlon

Damn those iffy ITB's.

Nice job.  Glad you had fun

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