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Decatur, Illinois
US
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 31m 38s
Overall Rank = 110/120
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 13/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:45, ate peanut butter and honey sandwich. Packed car and drove 20 minutes to race site. Set up transition, drank a Gatorade.
Event warmup:

Stretched, put on wetsuit and swam approx. 150m.
Swim
  • 31m
  • 1200 meters
  • 02m 35s / 100 meters
Comments:

My navigation was horrible, I probably swam an extra 100m. Kept pulling to the left.
What would you do differently?:

Better navigation, stay on the buoy line.
Transition 1
  • 02m 8s
Comments:

Pretty long walk to my transition area from the T1 entrance. I have sensitive feet and couldn't run on the pavement.
Bike
  • 1h 01m 56s
  • 19 miles
  • 18.68 mile/hr
Comments:

Made some adjustments to the fit of my tri bike. Felt a little bit better, but not much. Couldn't get comfortable in aero for the 1st 4 or 5 miles. Didn't drink near enough, drank my BTA bottle dry and 1/4 bottle of Heed. Need to also work on my pedaling cadence. The last hill before transition nearly killed me, I didn't gear down near enough.
What would you do differently?:

Take Gatorade Endurance instead of Heed... I hate Heed. Also should have taken a bottle of water at the 1/2 way aid station to refill my BTA bottle. Need to tweak my bike fit a little more, I think a longer stem is in order.
Transition 2
  • 01m 14s
Comments:

Long walk from T2 entrance to my transition area.
Run
  • 55m 18s
  • 4.5 miles
  • 12m 26s  min/mile
Comments:

Run time is embarrassing. Both calves cramped coming out of T2. Run became a run/walk. It's clear that I haven't been running enough. 15 miles a week is not cutting it.
What would you do differently?:

Cramps, being 40lbs. overweight.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, drank a Gatorade G2, cleaned up my transition, ate a Jimmy Johns sandwich.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cramps, bad bike fit, not being hydrated, and most importantly being a fat ass.

Event comments:

I highly recommend this race. Community support is amazing, totally closed course with police (city, county, and state) patrolling all intersections.




Last updated: 2013-07-08 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:31:00 | 1200 meters | 02m 35s / 100meters
Age Group: 13/13
Overall: 94/120
Performance: Below average
Suit: 2XU A:1
Course: Lake Decatur. Out straight from the swim start approx. 450m, turn left and go approx. 300m, turn left and swim approx. 450m to swim exit.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 02:08
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:01:56 | 19 miles | 18.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/13
Overall: 79/120
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course:
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 69
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:14
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:55:18 | 04.5 miles | 12m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/13
Overall: 118/120
Performance: Bad
Course:
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 5

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