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Lake In The Hills, Illinois
United States
Village Of Lake In The Hills
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 44m
Overall Rank = 109/299
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 15/31
Pre-race routine:

I rode my bike to the race from the hotel (about 5 miles) and got bodymarked. Set up T2 then rode over the start and T1. Set that up, dunked myself in the water, put on my wetsuit and waited for the start. Used the portajohn.
Event warmup:

Nothing really. Stretched the hammie and the shoulder because the race on Saturday killed my bad shoulder.
  • 19m 17s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

I'm so slow. I should stick to duathlons.
What would you do differently?:

Wear flippers. Or a small motor in my shorts. :D
Transition 1
  • 03m 11s

Wetsuit got caught on chip. It was a two-transition race so all my stuff had to go into a bag. I nearly forgot to do that. My shirt got twisted and cost me literally more than a minute.
What would you do differently?:

Wear the trisuit instead of trying to put on a shirt. I'm bush league.
  • 48m 23s
  • 15 miles
  • 18.60 mile/hr

I struggled a bit on the ups. Raced a guy to the end. We were both standing and he beat me. :(
What would you do differently?:

Ride more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

Quick and painless.
  • 32m 7s
  • 4 miles
  • 08m 02s  min/mile

Well this is where I make my money and I pretty much f-ed it up. I first thought it was 5K so I took off like a bat outta hell. Then after the mile 2 marker the finish wasn't coming after about 10 minutes I thought I was off course. But when you're not first that's usually not an issue. SHould've been faster. need to train more.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a couple cups of water, some bagel and a nana.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training.

Event comments:

Fun race. Not crowded.

Last updated: 2007-07-18 12:00 AM
00:19:17 | 880 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/299
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless Orca
Course: Rectangular. Start to buoy, buoy to buoy, buoy to exit.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:11
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:48:23 | 15 miles | 18.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/299
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Lots of ups and downs. I was actually pretty pleased at the speed I took the ups. The downs were sure fun, though.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:07 | 04 miles | 08m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/299
Performance: Below average
Course: Windy and rolling hills through neighborhoods. One looooong hill at the beginning that nearly made me throw up.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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

2007-07-18 1:19 PM

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Subject: Lake In The Hills Triathlon

2007-07-19 4:16 PM
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Crystal Lake, IL
Subject: RE: Lake In The Hills Triathlon

Dude, congrats on the race.  Hope I didn't mislead you too badly with the run course.  It must have gone up Miller farther than I thought.  The run and swim were both long for a sprint.

Beautiful morning y'all had.  A part of me still wishes I had been doing the race cuz it looked like a lot of fun.

2007-07-19 5:33 PM
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Clifton, NJ
Subject: RE: Lake In The Hills Triathlon

i'd take that swim split if i were you... but then i'm sooper slow swimmer herself!

great job on the bike - an 18mph av is soooweeeet!

2007-07-20 2:04 PM
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NW Suburbs, Illinois
Subject: RE: Lake In The Hills Triathlon
Good race, man!  Especially after hanging out with all those idiots the day before.
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