Door County Triathlon - Short Course - TriathlonSprint

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Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
United States
Door Country Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 35m 52s
Overall Rank = 284/980
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 34/66
Pre-race routine:

Family oriented - Got up around 5, freshed up, Protein Bar and 32 oz. of H2O. Got the rest of the family up and prepared a bagel with PB to nibble on down at the park.
Event warmup:

My wife (first Tri for her!) and I went for a nice swim before the waters got crowded, maybe 1/4 mile worth. Nice to get in and relax in the water a bit. Otherwise, maintain hydration with some Accelerade and 1/2 banana. (can never eat the whole thing with kids around..gotta love 'em)
  • 07m 1s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

There were a few amazing swimmers in the wave that I happened to start right behind. As there wasn't an elite wave, I assumed these to be the people who would normally be in that wave. I for the first time decided drafting was a good idea. One of the guys I drafted off of peatered out around 2/3 of the way which was the point I dug in and sprinted for shore. 30 seconds faster than last year....can't complain.
What would you do differently?:

Need more OWS practice to settle into the groove earlier in the swim. I almost seem to press too hard early on.
Transition 1
  • 02m 20s

hey...better than last year, but still a minute too slow. Always room to improve, but again, making strides here. My assumption, improvement will come with practice and more races.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure yet...
  • 52m 42s
  • 18 miles
  • 20.49 mile/hr

Wow...what a difference a road bike makes. 15.5 mph last year....20.5 this year. It was fun, and I think I can push hard next year.
What would you do differently?:

maintain aero a bit better and be more aggressive on passing....I tended to sit back and wait too long.
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

A nice safe off the bike just fine and in/out of T2 in what I think to be a decent time. I'm more concerned with T1 at this point.
  • 32m 28s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 28s  min/mile

No comment...I stunk, couldn't get my HR under control until about mile 2. I choked...and will need to work big time on my running.
What would you do differently?:

suck it up and do it!
Post race
Warm down:

water, cool towel and root on my wife who was in hot pursuit!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Overall, a big time improvement from last year....and an absolute amazing day with family around and my wife participating for the first time. We're hooked at our lifestyle change.

Last updated: 2011-07-20 12:00 AM
00:07:01 | 440 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/66
Overall: 0/980
Performance: Good
Suit: PD Gold Cell Full Body
Course: Straight out past the pier through the "gateway", hairpin turn back to the boat launch
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:20
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:52:42 | 18 miles | 20.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/66
Overall: 0/980
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Flat, out 9 miles to Old Stone Quarry and back. Nice course with good roads and amazing local support spending time cheering from their driveways....very cool!
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:09
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:32:28 | 03.1 miles | 10m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/66
Overall: 0/980
Performance: Bad
Course: flat, fairly straight....
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
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