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Baxter, Minnesota
United States
Pickle Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 29m 56s
Overall Rank = 34/272
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 8/30
Pre-race routine:

3 pcs. toast w/peanut butter, 1/2 liter gatorade, left house at 5am to get to race
Event warmup:

Biked about 5 miles and ran about 1 mile, swam for a few minutes, and was ready to go
  • 13m 8s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 29s / 100 yards

The swim was measured EXTREMELY shorter than advertised, as there is not a chance that I swam 1:30's. Overall the swim felt pretty decent, so I may go so far as to think I swam 1:40's, or maybe even 1:39's, but not 1:30's!!
What would you do differently?:

Work on swimming HARDCORE over the winter!!
Transition 1
  • 01m 19s

Focused on moving fast, ended up being about 30 secs faster than last year, so can't complain too much! :)
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to do the flying mount and put the shoes on while riding, versus putting them on in transition and then stopping the bike just outside of the tranistion area to mount bike
  • 46m 40s
  • 17.1 miles
  • 21.99 mile/hr

The bike was A LOT slower than I had expected, but it is exactly what I get for slacking off on my training for the last month. Overall, it was not a horrible ride, but if I would have continued my training I think I could have hit 23, if not a little higher
What would you do differently?:

continue training!! Bike like a madman over the winter
Transition 2
  • 00m 36s

I got out of my shoes a little earlier than I should have, but overall it did not hurt me too bad. Also, this was a few seconds faster than last year, so that is a positive
What would you do differently?:

  • 28m 16s
  • 3.8 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

I could tell that my fitness had decreased a fair amount over the last couple of weeks, and my allegies/cold had effected my body becasue in my last race (2 weeks ago) at the same HR, I was about 20 - 30 sec's faster per mile at the same HR.

Once I got to the run, I was pretty much in survival mode. I did not have any energy to kick and try to push any harder than I did.
What would you do differently?:

Continue working out until all races are over! :) also, I need to kick my own ass over the winter and get my run times down to the 6:30 range
Post race
Warm down:

walked around, talked to a few people, went out to lunch with the family

Event comments:

I really like this race, I just wish I had performed up to my expectations. I still PR'ed the course by 8 minutes, so I can't be too dissappointed, but in all actuality, I kind of am. I am dissappointed in myself for letting my training go to hell and just expecting that my fitness level would stay the same...this is a good lesson learned!!

Last updated: 2007-03-03 12:00 AM
00:13:08 | 880 yards | 01m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/30
Overall: 66/272
Performance: Average
HR - 162
Suit: Orca Sleeveless
Course: Counter clock-wise rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:19
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:46:40 | 17.1 miles | 21.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/30
Overall: 31/272
Performance: Average
HR - 164
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 94
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:16 | 03.8 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/30
Overall: 57/272
Performance: Average
HR - 172
Course: Flat neighborhood streets
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-08-28 7:24 PM

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Lakeville, MN
Subject: Lakes Country Triathlon

2007-08-28 8:33 PM
in reply to: #944955

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Central Minnesota
Subject: RE: Lakes Country Triathlon
You had a good race! You're right, it wasn't your best of the year, but I bet you still had fun. It was fun racing with you and seeing you this year! Let me know what 1/2 marys you are going to sign up for in the offseason, and maybe we'll hook up for one.
2007-08-28 10:11 PM
in reply to: #944955

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Wisconsin near the Twin Cities metro
Subject: RE: Lakes Country Triathlon
Nice job, Ben.  Hey, its the end of the season so don't be hard on yourself.  Next season will be here before you know it.  Congrats on a great season.
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