Waupaca Area Triathlon - Long Course - TriathlonSprint

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Waupaca, Wisconsin
United States
Waupaca Area Triathlon
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 09m 54s
Overall Rank = 236/270
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Friday night my 7 and 8 year olds participated in the kids triathlon. The short swim is more of a wade, but the event was well run and a blast for all the kids.
  • 16m 30s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

Lots of lifeguard support on paddle boards every 50-100 yards.
Course clearly marked.
crowd thins out after 100-150 yards.

Able to spot the buoy line and swim straight and kept a good pace.
Transition 1
  • 04m 40s

Exit on beach then up 150 yrd hill to Transition area.
Time check about 30 yards out of swim.

Transition area laid out well. Easy in and out to bike.
  • 1h 25m 30s
  • 20 miles
  • 14.04 mile/hr

Enjoyed the bike course, able to ride with others without getting crowded. Enjoyed the long downhill after the long climb up CL Rd.
Transition 2
  • 02m 31s

Bike and run exits on opposite ends of transition.
  • 41m 53s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 13m 31s  min/mile

Originally due to lack of training I wasn't going to run, but given the nice day and fact that I felt good coming off the bike, I committed to a slow run. Was caught by my uncle around mile 2 and we finished together.
What would you do differently?:

Train better.
Post race
Event comments:

The Waupaca community does a great job running this event. With around 800 participants (long and short) the event is fun and well attended, but never crowded.

There are volunteers all along the course and everything was clearly marked and set up early. Also a fun finish line with a announcer calling out nearly every name and hometown.

Close parking is limited so come early, or plan a short ride to the transition area.

Profile Album

Last updated: 2012-12-03 12:00 AM
00:16:30 | 880 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/270
Performance: Good
Course: Open water in Shadow Lake, visibility 4-6 feet Straight buoy line out and back for 1/2 Mile total. Beach start with waves of 50 every 2 minutes.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:40
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:25:30 | 20 miles | 14.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/270
Course: Follows rural highways and local roads. Free of traffic and clearly marked. 2 hills around miles 7.5 (E Rd near Jensen) and 8.5 (Crystal Lake Rd). 1 water station near 1/2 way point
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:31
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:41:53 | 03.1 miles | 13m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/270
Course: City and residential streets. Water station around 1/2 way. People lining 30% of the course cheering.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5