Pleasant Prairie Triathlon - International Course - Triathlon

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
United States
82F / 28C
Total Time = 3h 23m 21s
Overall Rank = 382/528
Age Group = 60 - 64
Age Group Rank = 9/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30am, two slices of bread with white cheese and coffee for breakfast. Arrived at 4:30 and found close parking spot next to transition area. The bike was already there since yesterday, so the set up did not take much time.
Event warmup:

Light jog and stretching for 15 min.
  • 41m 32s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 46s / 100 meters

Good time as for my abilities.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 50s

Good transition.
What would you do differently?:

Take off swim cap and googles during run.
  • 1h 32m 33s
  • 26 miles
  • 16.86 mile/hr

The west wind gusts slowed me down in addition to more hills on the course.
What would you do differently?:

Train more - spend ore hours on rolling hills.
Transition 2
  • 02m 12s

Too slow with running the bike and attaching race number.
What would you do differently?:

Put the belt with number while running.
  • 1h 04m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 21s  min/mile

I do not tolerate well running in such a hot weather. I could run faster, but monitored my heart rate and when reaching to close to high 150s had to slow down. Good news was that I did not walk at all with the exception of stopping at two drinking stations and to pee at 2nd mile.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walk and some stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hot weather and no sport drinks on the course - only water.

Event comments:

This was my second international and third race in Pleasant Prairie. I like this event and will do it next year too. This was a perfect Father's day celebration as my son did a sprint distance. It would be nice to have sports drink on the run course, especially on such a hot day like today. There was not so much food left for late finishers like me, but overall very nice day.

Last updated: 2015-05-31 12:00 AM
00:41:32 | 1500 meters | 02m 46s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/528
Performance: Good
Suit: Slevless
Course: Very well marked with large buoys on a triangle. Good spacing between waves.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:32:33 | 26 miles | 16.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/528
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Some changes on the course comparing to last year- a little bit more challenging with rolling hills in the country side area.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:12
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:04:17 | 06.21 miles | 10m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/528
Average HR 152 - 154, Max 158
Course: Along Lake Andrea and into forest preserve trail - the same as last year.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %2.7
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4