Pleasant Prairie Triathlon - International Race - TriathlonOlympic

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
United States
JMC Partners
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 55m 17s
Overall Rank = 392/607
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 501/74
Pre-race routine:

Out the door at 3:00 AM for the 60 miles drive over to PP. Had some water and a SlimFast shake (love these things pre workout/race). Nervous belly so I had nothing else but water until the start. My first oly!
Event warmup:

Nothing really. Set up transition, walked around, tested the water.
  • 30m 54s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

Felt I would do a lot better. Been swimming a lot this year and I usually do well with OWS. This race, I got smacked 2x in the head almost immediately and then my wave caugth the tail end of at least 2 waves before us. It was crowded so on the straitaway, I decided to get out of traffic. twice I found myself out by myself and had to stop and re-sight the buoys. The final turn was also the turn for the sprint race so that got a little tricky.
What would you do differently?:

Better sighting. I probably swam 100 yards total off-course, so that's almost 2 minutes.
Transition 1
  • 03m 52s

Just not fast with these, although I had a goal to be out of there in 4 minutes or less. Had no issues, just slow.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 19m 55s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.66 mile/hr

This is a good bike for me. I did 18.8 at a sprint 2 weeks ago and was happy to hold this pace over the 25 miles. Getting much strongeron the bike. Had a Gu about 5 miles in as I felt a little low on power. Drank quite a bit. It was not hot, but I knew the run was going to be unshaded, so I made a conscious effort to drink on the bike. Stood up on one of the hills, more to just stretch my legs and rear.
What would you do differently?:

Just keep practicing. I am happy with this time.
Transition 2
  • 02m 19s

Pretty good time for me considering the size of the transistion area.
What would you do differently?:

  • 58m 18s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 23s  min/mile

Felt good off the bike. It started to get hot just becuase we were out on the highway with no shade. Was running 9:00 miles the first 2 miles, which is a good race pace for me. Then I started to slow down. No water stations beyween miles 2 and 4 and I could have used some. Really started to drag by mile 4, got some water but that did not help. By Mile 5, I was at 9:40 pace for the previous mile. Just hung on to the end.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks? I felt great off the bike but faded at the end. It's my first oly so I definately got some lessones learned.
Post race
Warm down:

Got a cold towel and some Gatorade. Walked around as my quads felt really tight. Stretched a bit, found some shade and got another Gatorade. Finally felt like eating so I had some bagels. ANother water and I was fine.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More training and start learning about proper nutrition.

Event comments:

Well run race. Plenty of volunteers and everyhting went off on time. Course was well marked. Could have used another water station on the run. Most likely do this race again.

Last updated: 2010-12-31 12:00 AM
00:30:54 | 1640 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 0/607
Performance: Below average
Suit: Xterra Vortex 3 full
Course: Triangle counter-clockwise.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Time: 03:52
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:19:55 | 24.85 miles | 18.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 0/607
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Flat on nice country roads, 3 overpasses were the only "hills".
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:19
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:58:18 | 06.21 miles | 09m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/74
Overall: 0/607
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back along Route 165, then out and back around Lake Andrea
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4