Door County Triathlon - Short Course - TriathlonSprint

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Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
United States
Door Country Triathlon
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 36m 25s
Overall Rank = 89/445
Age Group = 35-39 W
Age Group Rank = 23/76
Pre-race routine:

5:00 am - Egg/ham/cheese/english muffin sandwich + coffee, leave house by 5:30
Transition set-up in the rain, swap lenses for yellow
Clif Bar and gaterade about 1 hr before wave
Put on wet suit earlier then normal to help stay warm
Event warmup:

early jog between car and transition area
mostly brisk walking
Did not swim - afraid of getting too chilled and having frozen feet. Saw lots of shivering and blue lips on other.
Laid out a plan to minimize impact of waves, tight bouye turn and poor lane markings (not straight to exit point)
  • 06m 5s
  • 401 meters
  • 01m 31s / 100 meters

Course was changed due to rough waters - 23 mph wind, 30 mph gusts. Don't know the official wave height - but they were big.
Tried to cut out to stay in flatter water and not get caught at the bouy like I saw in earlier waves, may have cut out too far and increased my swim. Bouy line was not straight, based on husbands pictures I may have done OK with my directions.
What would you do differently?:

Turned sooner at the bouy and remember to think about my stroke form more. Was mostly concentrating on the waves and how big they seemed
Transition 1
  • 02m 29s

Got lost! went down the wrong row - lost a lot of time because all of a sudden I had to start reading numbers and figure out what I did wrong.
Wet suit never comes off all that great. Kept my glasses dry!
What would you do differently?:

I might opt to use the wetsuit strippers next time. Watching them at the HIM the next day - they are pretty fast and consistant.

Figure out a method to getting bike gloves on faster - another slow point, don't go on wet hands very well.
  • 57m 35s
  • 18 miles
  • 18.76 mile/hr

Passed a ton of people, very fun. Was comfortable and felt good. The way back, wind was more of a factor then I expected, brought down my ave. speed. Did not hit my targets, but cource in general was slower then last year
What would you do differently?:

Remember to keep my intensity up and push out of the comfort zone a little more. Set up my gel better, forgot to start the rip and it didn't open properly for me and I dropped it!
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s

Decent transition. Remembered to take my gloves off this time.
What would you do differently?:

Need to practice mounting and dismounting on a moving bike - haven't gotten that skilled yet.
  • 29m 2s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 22s  min/mile

good run for me, nice improvement. Felt good and pushed myself where I needed to. Easy transition from bike to run
What would you do differently?:

More training, more training, more training
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of hugs from family and walking as I shuttle gear back and forth. Should have done a real cool down and better refueling - sometimes family comes first.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training time available and overall fitness level. Recovering from planter facitious, don't ever want to feel that pain again - so running has been a bit researved.

Event comments:

Very well run event. Well staffed from lifeguards, to good traffic controllers. Information is clear and accurate. Decent space for transition. Good food for participants and spectators. Lots of good watching locations for spectators - plenty of parking.

Last updated: 2009-04-13 12:00 AM
00:06:05 | 401 meters | 01m 31s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/76
Overall: 48/445
Performance: Good
Course: Shortened, brought turn to the breakwater to try to minimize wave impact Out straight and turn to the left to boat landing
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:29
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:57:35 | 18 miles | 18.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/76
Overall: 65/445
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Out and back on flat cource with some flat hills (if that makes sense!)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:02 | 03.1 miles | 09m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 45/76
Overall: 220/445
Performance: Good
Course: very flat out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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