Devil's Challenge Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
United States
Wisconsin Triathlon Series
Total Time = 1h 23m 29s
Overall Rank = 62/620
Age Group = M4044
Age Group Rank = 10/50
Pre-race routine:

Wake up . Shower. Breakfast three waffles w/ peanut butter and syrup and milk. Coffee. Sweatshirt, sweatpants and knit cap to stay warm.
Left house at 5:15. Arrived at 5:45 and got a great spot in transition. Ate half a bananas about an hour before start just to take the edge off the hunger.
Event warmup:

Nice jogs with some pick-ups to 5k speed out to the road and back beginning about an hour before the close of transition. Same distance on the bike and then stopped at the bathroom. Got my wetsuit on just before close of transiton and did a few strokes to get wet and get settled. I wore sandals this year and it was very helpful. It kept my feet warm and safe until I crossed the start mat. Left the sandals by the start and picked them up later.
  • 07m 32s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 02m 23s
What would you do differently?:

I gotta think about skipping the socks??? and possibly the wetsuit?

  • 50m 59s
  • 15 miles
  • 17.65 mile/hr

I did a good job pacing myself this year. The hill work over the last few weeks really helped. I got in an easy gear early on the hills and just spun up. Focussed on maintaining good breathing and was still passing people. I did not get fatigued early and so I maintained good pace throughout.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. This was a good effort.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

Just about wiped it getting off the bike. I came flying in and breaked hard at the last minute as per usual and the guy ahead of me just stopped completely to dismount. I almost wrecked him and actually yelled a bit. Got around him and started running to the rack.
What would you do differently?:

Don't get directly behind anyone. Get to the side if the dismount area is crowded. Find a good path.
  • 21m 26s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 08s  min/mile

I saw someone from my wave leave T2 and I wanted to hang w/ him but couldn't. Kind of disappointing.
Post race
Warm down:

Very little stretching.

Event comments:

Seemed like they could have used a few more people in the water given all the problems we've been having in WI this year.

Last updated: 2009-07-03 12:00 AM
00:07:32 | 440 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 20/50
Overall: 145/620
Performance: Average
Suit: full
Course: Very shallow start and finish. Most everyone walked out to the first buoy and in from the last. Big jam at buoy of course as everyone was just starting to swim. Some wind and chop on the water made breathing more of a challenge for me. Lots of rocks to walk on at the finish. Ouch.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:23
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:50:59 | 15 miles | 17.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/50
Overall: 61/620
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Fantastic this year. All the roads were in good to great shape.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:12
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:26 | 03 miles | 07m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/50
Overall: 90/620
Performance: Good
Good first mile pace. Slightly slower than average but not bad off the bike. I think it was like 7:15/m pace. Picked it up for the second mile (I think around 7:00/m and then must have slowed down. Weird.
Course: Easy course. Always a slight uphill or downhill.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4