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Lake In The Hills, Illinois
United States
Village Of Lake In The Hills
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 29m 6s
Overall Rank = 26/350
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 6/35
Pre-race routine:

I have a half PBJ and a banana. Goto 711 and buy two vitamin waters. Drink one of them and put the other in my water bottle.

This is a two transition race, so I dropped the family off at T1 and drove over to T2. There is no parking at T1. I get T2 setup and find Scott. We walk/ride back to T1 and hang out.
Event warmup:

Ride from T2 to T1. Oogle the hot bods when wife is not looking. Pose for pictures. Contemplate life.
  • 13m 19s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards

I felt awesome during this swim. I was in wave 2 and stayed to the outside. I quickly broke from the pack and was into wave 1 about half way through. By the time I was finished I had passed most of wave1. There was a girl who was swimming towards the inside that I could no pass. I wonder who she is....
What would you do differently?:

Site Better
Transition 1
  • 01m 42s

I felt good coming out of the water. T1 was very close to the water so there was not much running. I forgot where my bike was so I ran around in crcles a little bit. I did not have my wetsuit so that saved time. I had trouble getting my top on so I should probably work on that (when wet).
What would you do differently?:

Remember where my bike was.
  • 45m 6s
  • 15 miles
  • 19.96 mile/hr

I really think I should have pushed harder. I did not have my aerobars because I broke one in last weeks race. This probably slowed me down a little bit.
What would you do differently?:

Should have pedaled harder/faster/more.
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s

I thought it was very fast. I ran without socks. So all I had to do was ditch the bike and helmet. Pop on the shoes and go. The family was at this trans and it was good to see them.
What would you do differently?:

  • 28m 4s
  • 4.1 miles
  • 06m 51s  min/mile

I am very happy with being able to run 7 minute miles
What would you do differently?:

Hum, run faster? ;)
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a little bit. Ate some food. Drank water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Schaumburg triathlon the week before.

Event comments:

Great race and location. Will definitely do it again. I love that it is right in my backyard. I could walk to the start. I thought I would not like the two transition areas, but I actually did not mind it at all.

Last updated: 2007-07-17 12:00 AM
00:13:19 | 880 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/35
Overall: 0/350
Performance: Good
I had a strong swim. Felt very calm and relaxed during the whole thing.
Suit: Jammer
Course: A square loop in the lake. 3 or 4 bouys to swim around. Could not see your hand in front of your face. So I had to do more sighting. The sun was in my eyes going back to shore so I had a lot of trouble sighting.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:45:06 | 15 miles | 19.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/35
Overall: 0/350
Performance: Average
I did not feel to great during the whole ride. I did not feel like pushing. I think I might be burnt from Schaumburg last week.
Wind: None
Course: Beautiful course, very pretty. Very hilly. a couple sharp turnarounds. The turnarounds slow your pace down a bit. There are about 4 stand up hills. The first one is right out of T1.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:47
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:04 | 04.1 miles | 06m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/35
Overall: 0/350
Performance: Good
I started out good, passing some guys. I decided to walk the last waterstation to get some oxygen. More comfortable that way.
Course: Through some neighborhoods and a bikepath segment. A little hilly, not much though.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2007-07-17 12:50 PM

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