Pleasant Prairie Triathlon - International Course - Triathlon

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 3h 05m 14s
Overall Rank = 347/434
Age Group = 60 - 64
Age Group Rank = 8/10
Pre-race routine:

Arrived at 4:50am. No problem with parking. Bike was already racked yesterday and body markings done.
Event warmup:

Light jogging for about 10 min.
  • 18m 23s
  • 0 yards
  • / 100 yards

The swim was cancelled due to severe weather watch. Race organizers decided to do 2.3 run around Lake Andrea instead.
What would you do differently?:

It was my fastest short distance run on triathlon races.
Transition 1
  • 01m 47s

The gear was all wet after a storm passing by.
What would you do differently?:

Prepare large plastic piece of foil to protect my gear from rain.
  • 1h 31m 17s
  • 40 kms
  • 26.29 km/hr

I took it easy on turns and passing. The roads were wet after rainfall.
What would you do differently?:

Not bad as for adjusting for the weather.
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s

Considering that the gear was wet - not bad at all.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 12m 9s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 11m 38s  min/mile

Hot (90 F) and humid again. I do not tolerate such conditions well. My heart rate was too high, so I decided to run Galloway 30/60 to keep heart rate no more than 95% of maximum. In addition, there were not enough water stations on the course and some of them run out of cups. No Gattorade available!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - no control over the weather. I have to wait for another race to improve my PR as this was one of my goals on this race.
Post race
Warm down:

Some stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hot weather.

Event comments:

This is my forth Pleasant Prairie race and I am disappointed with it. Although, there was nothing we could do about the weather, race organizers surely could do a much better job with setting up more add stations with sport drinks (not only water), especially on the 10K run. Food and post race activities very poor.

Last updated: 2016-06-26 12:00 AM
00:18:23 | 00 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/434
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:47
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:31:17 | 40 kms | 26.29 km/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/434
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Same as last year.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:12:09 | 06.2 miles | 11m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/434
Performance: Below average
Course: Same as a year ago.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %2.7
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3