Pleasant Prairie Triathlon - International Race - TriathlonOlympic

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
United States
JMC Partners
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 26m 39s
Overall Rank = 79/607
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 4/57
Pre-race routine:

Got there super early - usual english muffin and dew and apparently too much water because I have never had to pee so bad while I was racing!
Event warmup:

  • 25m 45s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

For some reason I have a much harder time pushing myself on the open water. I don't struggle at all but I think I try to minimize my kick and "save" myself too much..I need to learn to step it up some more on the swim
Transition 1
  • 01m 43s

For some reason this was a poor transition. I fumbled a little with the helmet, and the is a big Transition area too - very long
What would you do differently?:

New helmet - should have practiced more
  • 1h 12m 54s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.45 mile/hr

This is where I really wanted to improve. I have been working so hard on getting comfy on my bike and I finally feel like I am there. I held aero the whole time, cornered and shifted well and raced it hard...but...I am still disappointed with my split. A year ago I never would have thought that I would be in the top 20% of my AG on the bike...but I still want more. About mile 17 I got tired too.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure because this whole tri bike thing is still a little new to me. I do know that at Racine I am going to take a little more time making sure my shorts are adjusted "properly" though ;)
Transition 2
  • 01m 28s
What would you do differently?:

Would have been fine except I dropped my shot blocks so wasted a few seconds there
  • 44m 50s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile

This was great! I am very happy with this run. I knew that there were a couple of women in my AG ahead of me and one of them I had in my sights...but I didn't catch her and when I realized I was probably not going to I let off just a little reason to totally burn myself when I have a month of hard racing ahead of me. Still this was so comfy and nutrition was perfect...if I can feel like this during Racine no matter what pace i am running I will be super excited!
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I would say I went 85-90% during this race..I am not sure where I am going to go 100 at..I would say Racine but for my first HIM I don't know what 100 is...guessing ti will be Hyvee :)

I am very happy with 15/238 females overall for my 2nd olympic distance. Also a 12 minute improvement over last month.

Event comments:

Last year I did the Sprint and that was my very first tri - it had me hooked. I think they do a great job with this race and I am most liklely going to do it again next year.

Last updated: 2011-01-28 12:00 AM
00:25:45 | 1640 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/57
Overall: 0/607
Suit: No
Course: Kind of a lopsided triangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:43
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:12:54 | 24.85 miles | 20.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/57
Overall: 0/607
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loops - one was the same as the sprint - the other was more of a rolly area
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:28
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:44:50 | 06.21 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/57
Overall: 0/607
Performance: Good
Course: Kind of a loop
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4