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Chisago City, Minnesota
United States
Midwest Sports Events
Total Time = 5h 06m 6s
Overall Rank = 90/522
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 20/74
Pre-race routine:

Get up, eat some breakfast, drink a little coffee and head out to race site
Event warmup:

Quick dip in the water before the start
  • 38m 36s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

I apparently just take it too easy on the swim. I was pretty disheartened to get out of the water and see a 37min swim time.
What would you do differently?:

Train to swim with high intensity all the time.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

Faster than it felt like.
  • 2h 46m 30s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.15 mile/hr

Course was 57 miles, so that's an improvement over last year. Last 1 hour was riding into a pretty good wind.
What would you do differently?:

Executed the bike well. Not too much
Transition 2
  • 03m 19s

Had to use the bathroom before going out to run.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 1h 35m 15s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 18s  min/mile

Solid run up until mile 11.5 and then I got really bad side stitches. This caused me to stop and try to stretch them out, but to no avail. I jogged the last 1.5 in quite a bit of pain. Cost me a couple of minutes as well.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, ran well.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Obviously poor swim execution.

I need to figure out why I keep getting stitches at the very end of these runs. This has happened in multiple races now and does not occur in training.

Event comments:

Still a great race and the weather was perfect.

Last updated: 2013-07-30 12:00 AM
00:38:36 | 2112 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 30/74
Overall: 193/522
Performance: Below average
Course: Clockwise triangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:28
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:46:30 | 56 miles | 20.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/74
Overall: 123/522
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 03:19
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:35:15 | 13.1 miles | 07m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/74
Overall: 51/522
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2013-07-30 8:39 AM

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