Pleasant Prairie Triathlon - International Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 57m 24s
Overall Rank = 367/681
Age Group = F50-54
Age Group Rank = 8/29
Pre-race routine:

Pre-race routine was typical. Cup of coffee to get the day started. Make sure everything was in order and we headed to the venue. Got a great parking spot. Pre-race meal was 8 OZ of load/reload and a banana. Several potty breaks and 3 imodium later and I'm finally ready to head in to transition to set up.
Event warmup:

spent quite a bit of time stretching my calves to avoid any foot arch cramping. Worked like a charm. Took my gel, salt tablet and 5-round about an hour before race start. Gel and salt may have been a bit early, but transition closed and I didn't want to carry all the goods to the swim start.
  • 31m 3s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

I should have swam harder. My problem is that I always worry about late race fatigue, so never really give this my all! For Racine, I'm definitely going all out.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Big mistake in T1 --- didn't consider my jersey being a problem while my body was wet! I probably lost 30 - 45 seconds in T1 messing around with the jersey. Lesson learned
What would you do differently?:

Put my jersey on under my wetsuit.
  • 1h 25m 29s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.46 mile/hr

stayed in my HR per the RX'd plan. Nothing to do here except get stronger over time.
What would you do differently?:

Definitely would have taken in more fluids. Only got through 1/2 my plan fuel
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

Executed this per the plan. Not sure I could have moved much faster through T2. I had a great location (right by swim in and bike in). So no complaints!!!!
  • 57m 5s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 20s  min/mile

Again, my HR stayed in the RX zones as planned. Couldn't have done much more other than do a better job of improving my HR. I'll get there...going to take time.
Post race
Warm down:

nearly vomited in water vats. :-) kinda just hung around the finish line to get my wits about me again. Took a bit more time than expected. This tells me that I did everything I could do today!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat was definitely a limiting factor in this race. I lost over 45 seconds per mile on the run due to the heat and humidity.

Event comments:

This is a great venue for a great race. The only suggestion made was to have an aid station on the gravel travel. It was stuffy and hot back there. :-)

Last updated: 2012-10-30 12:00 AM
00:31:03 | 1640 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/29
Overall: 0/681
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless
Course: This is a sweet course when the water is calm. it's a triangle north, then Southwest, then due east. The southwest portion had a bit more chop than I expected, but it wasn't horrible. My guess is this is where I lost my time
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:25:29 | 24.85 miles | 17.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/29
Overall: 0/681
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: course is a relatively flat west/east route. The west route was new this year. In training, thought the East frontage road was a mess, but didn't seem too bad on race day. small climb to the turnaround at ML. Wind at the back...getting used to handling the new bike. Really started to enjoy the bike!!!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:18
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:57:05 | 06.21 miles | 09m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/29
Overall: 0/681
Performance: Good
Course: flat and fast. Trail portion was stuffy and didn't feel like there was any air during that part. Miles 4/5 were tough on this old body
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5