Pleasant Prairie Triathlon - International Course - Triathlon

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 26m 27s
Overall Rank = /37
Age Group = 44-49
Age Group Rank = 33/
Pre-race routine:

Was up at 4:30, had 1/2 cup of coffee and 2 slices toast with peanut butter tried to get down a banana but was pretty nervous
Event warmup:

Just a quick walk to transition, and a quick swim
  • 40h 27m
  • 1750 yards
  • 2h 18m 41s / 100 yards

my goggles fogged up bad so I had to stop at a lifeguard stand to defog, started swimming and then they started leaking so back to the stand adjusted and all went well, they had much younger groups of men starting after ours and I got ran over by some of them but was able to swim thru it and not panic
What would you do differently?:

Probably not wear a wet suit or maybe sleeveless I was feeling like my arms didn't want to go never had this before
Transition 1
  • 02m 49s

I haven't figured out the jump on bike with my shoes clipped to my bike so until then......
What would you do differently?:

Move a little quicker out of the swim otherwise felt ok
  • 1h 20m 11s
  • 21.96 miles
  • 16.43 mile/hr

The first loop felt really good I felt like I was cursing. Then....extremely tight hamstrings and glutes
What would you do differently?:

Not get a bike fit 3 days before a race although My bike felt awesome from my fit, but during my fit was told I had only been using my quads for riding, now I would be using my power, glutes and hams, well I discover that alright I just pushed thru it and hoped I would be able to run
Transition 2
  • 03m 55s

As I said my glutes/ hams were in one big knot I was finding it hard to bend over to get my shoes and socks on, I had a few energy blocks, some water and started walking. Got to the exit and ran a bit had to make a stop at the porta potty :) and I was off
What would you do differently?:

I also need to learn how to drink while Iam riding maybe I need to get one of those drink bottle that goes between the aero bars
  • 1h 19m 7s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 12m 44s  min/mile

I managed to push thru the tightness stopped at a water station and they total tightened up was a bit hard to get going after that but I made it 5 miles and then walked about a 1/2 mile then ran to the finish
What would you do differently?:

Keep telling myself I am ok so I wouldn't of walked
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to transition then to the car and stretched as much as I could

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I didn't wear my HR monitor as I get too worried about where it is at, my cadence wasn't working on my bike, the foggy goggles and my glutes and hamstrings

Event comments:

Dispite my issues, I had a good day, my times are starting to come down and I am learning at about what I need to work on to get better.

Last updated: 2012-06-21 12:00 AM
40:27:00 | 1750 yards | 2h 18m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/37
Performance: Below average
I did not
Suit: Xterra
Course: Triangle course not as many life guards as usual.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:49
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:20:11 | 21.96 miles | 16.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/37
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Some people called it flat but to me there were rolling hills :)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:55
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:19:07 | 06.21 miles | 12m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/37
Performance: Average
Course: The course was out on a closed highway and back then a half loop around the lake and back, they had some firefighters with an open hydrant where you could get wet and cool off nice pick me up
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3