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Life Time Fitness Triathlon - Olympic - TriathlonOlympic

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
Life Time Fitness
75F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 15m 17s
Overall Rank = 841/1091
Age Group = 30-39 Clydesdal
Age Group Rank = 25/35
Event warmup:

30 minute stretching routine
  • 34m 15s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

First open water swim of this length. Overall I was pleased. My start was a bit rough, but once I hit my pace, I settled in and most likely went a bit too quick. I was looking for a 38 minute time as this was my 2nd triathlon and 1st Oly distance race
Transition 1
  • 05m 6s

Still learning this transition thing. I used it to fuel up a bit and allow my heart rate to drop. I think that I could accomplish the same thing much quicker.
  • 1h 17m 32s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.23 mile/hr

Bike went well overall, there was a nice headwind for the first 8 miles of the race to a turning point which put the wind at our back for quite a while. All in all a good bike leg. I was expecting a bit higher pace (20.5), but hit a pothole and warped my rear wheel which I didn't notice until I went to unrack my bike after the race. pretty bad and rubbing on the break pretty hard on each revolution. Not a significant impact, but enough to slow me down.
What would you do differently?:

Push a bit harder out of T1
Transition 2
  • 04m 8s

Again, used this to fuel up for my worst leg... running. Slowly moved out of the transition area and could have easily cut 2 minutes off.
What would you do differently?:

Push push push...
  • 1h 14m 14s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 11m 57s  min/mile

I am a really bad runner and wasn't looking forward to this leg. And my time shows. I pushed a bit out of transition but then relegated myself to a run walk cycle that got me to the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Much more focus on running in my training and get ready mentally for the discomfort that is inevitable in the run
Post race

Last updated: 2007-07-19 12:00 AM
00:34:15 | 1640 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 20/35
Overall: 542/1091
Performance: Below average
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Triangle out and long leg and back
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:06
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:17:32 | 24.85 miles | 19.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/35
Overall: 411/1091
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 81
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:08
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
01:14:14 | 06.21 miles | 11m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 31/35
Overall: 1030/1091
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-07-19 6:58 PM

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