Woodson YMCA Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Wausau, Wisconsin
United States
Total Time = 2h 33m 41s
Overall Rank = 30/100
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/6
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:00, ate half bagle with pb&j, packed and drove to race. Takes about 45 minutes to get there. Ate some more on the way over. Packet pick-up, body marking and set up transition. A friend, Gearoid was there as well for the olympic.
Event warmup:

Short bike, jog and swim prior but not much.
  • 15h 56m
  • 879 yards
  • 1h 48m 44s / 100 yards

Great swim, only a little disappointed that no wetsuits allowed as I was hoping to practice for Madison but short and warm so would have been little silly. Went really well, passed many from previous waves but never crouded.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 34s

Little trouble with zipper of speedsuit again but not too bad.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 28m 53s
  • 28 miles
  • 18.90 mile/hr

I did this race for the hills in prep for Madison. Practiced the technique of spinning the hills and avoiding the temptation to stand and force it. Went pretty well. The day before as I was oiling the chain I noticed that the crank was not spinning free, there was definate resistance so it must be gunked up or a bearing issue. It is at the shop now getting checked over. Hopefully that means I should have been faster bc. I was not pleased with my time overall on the bike. But a beautiful day for a ride in the hills.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

We end up coming in with the short course folks so I had a slow ride on the single file path in the park and was unable to do a quick dismount.
What would you do differently?:

nothing, it is what it is
  • 45h 59m
  • 6.2 miles
  • 7h 25m  min/mile

I have done the sprint before which is flat as can be and I thought the olympic was too but going out past the sprint turn around is uphill. Nothing severe but enough to get my attention. About a half a mile into it me and another Dave were at the same pace amd decided to keep each other honest and push to the end . My hammy started to tighten so I let him go with a half mile left. Nothing big but this was not an A or B race so didn't want to do anything stupid.
I was surprised to see that I finished second and my pal took first in his age group so it was a very good day after all.
Post race
Warm down:

Chicken breast sandwich in food tent. Should have waited for a massage but didn't want to make the family wait.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

It will be great if my bike was fighting me and can get it fixed for Madison.

Event comments:

I prefer sprints where you can just go all out but this was a very nice race and plan on doing it many more times.

Last updated: 2010-08-09 12:00 AM
15:56:00 | 879 yards | 1h 48m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 0/100
Performance: Good
Suit: blueseventy speedsuit
Course: one loop around small lake, completely calm. Great for viewing from the mound along shore.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:34
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:28:53 | 28 miles | 18.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 0/100
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Very nice. Good condition.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Good
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
45:59:00 | 06.2 miles | 7h 25m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/6
Overall: 0/100
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4