Door County Triathlon - Short Course - TriathlonSprint

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Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
United States
Door Country Triathlon
53F / 12C
Total Time = 1h 49m 39s
Overall Rank = 621/924
Age Group = F25-29
Age Group Rank = 34/54
Pre-race routine:

Got there around 5:45am. Walked around, saw the HUGE waves, and then went to set up transition. Walked in and out at each spot so I knew where everything was.
Event warmup:

1.5 mile jog, stretch, got into water and attempted to swim to warm-up.
  • 08m 53s
  • 440 yards
  • 12s / 100 yards

It was next to impossible to swim. I pretty much bobbed, and doggy paddled, and did whatever I could to survive the swim. The good thing- I am no longer afraid of open water swimming!
What would you do differently?:

Try to swim somehow, not sure.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

Should have been faster, but was a little woozy from the waves. Did the best I could. Need to practice getting on and clipped in more on the bike.
  • 1h 09m 25s
  • 18 miles
  • 15.56 mile/hr

I felt sick while on the bike from the swim (either too much water or just a little seasick, not sure which) and all that aside, I need to spend more time on the bike before Chicago.
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

This was where my race started to improve, I was in and out pretty quick.
What would you do differently?:

Again, practice getting off the bike more smoothly and quickly.
  • 27m 54s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m  min/mile

I felt great on the run. I was glad I warmed up on the course, I picked out some landmarks to help me determine when it would be good to pick up the speed towards the end. And of course, I managed to end in a full out sprint (downhill finish helped on that).
What would you do differently?:

Maybe pick up the pace a little earlier.
Post race
Warm down:

Drink tons of water and gatorade, ate some yummy food, drank a beer, cleaned up transition and rode back to car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training time on bike, weather.

Event comments:

This was a great race, I would love to do this race again next year!

Last updated: 2009-04-12 12:00 AM
00:08:53 | 440 yards | 12s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/54
Overall: 0/924
Performance: Below average
Suit: Sleeveless QR wetsuit
Course: They shortened the course because of the waves. There was 4-4 1/2 foot waves.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: High
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:09:25 | 18 miles | 15.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/54
Overall: 0/924
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: I flew for the first half of the course, but the second I was headed right into the wind, which slowed me down. The course was flat and fast.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 95
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:58
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:54 | 03.1 miles | 09m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/54
Overall: 0/924
Performance: Good
Course: Flat course, loop out and back north of park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5