Pleasant Prairie Triathlon - International Race - TriathlonOlympic

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
United States
JMC Partners
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 34m 9s
Overall Rank = 129/497
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 9/28
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3:45. Been eating cereal in the mornings, so I went with that, turned out to be fine, but I think I should have ate something else. Had a bout a half a cup of coffee. Drove to the race, about 45 minutes.
Event warmup:

Routine was a little off because of the weather. It was more like a hurry up and wait. When they announced the race was a go, I pretty much got my transition area ready, did a 50-100 yard swim warm up and then off we went.
  • 23m 12s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards

I started out with the leaders in the swim, but they were just too fast for me. On top of that I could not swim in a straight line to save my life. I did alright otherwise, and enjoyed the swim. Felt slower than it was.
What would you do differently?:

Work harder on better navigation by getting more open water swims. Also, training slacked off a bit these past few weeks but overall I was happy.
Transition 1
  • 02m 11s

I have not mastered the jumping on bike and getting feet into the shoes which I need to. However, otherwise the transition was pretty good. Wetsuit stuck a little but that will happen.
What would you do differently?:

Work on transitions a little better.
  • 1h 17m 3s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.35 mile/hr

I got spanked on the bike. I get out of the water with the leaders, but my bike is just slow. I am a terrible climber and it really hurts my ability to do well. On the flats I did ok and my descending was excellent.
What would you do differently?:

Become a better climber. If I could climb better and more efficiently it would really help my bike time. I MUST drop my bike to under 1:10 if I really want to step it to the next level.
Transition 2
  • 01m 58s

I ride barefoot, so getting the socks on took a second, but I thought the transition was pretty good overall.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, happy with it.
  • 49m 47s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile

Great run. I had one slow mile that I think was about a 9 to 9.5 minute mile, but excellent run. I dropped 6 minutes off my previous best. My training in July really paid off. I am super stoked with this, though there is definite room for improvement.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Event comments:

I thought they did an excellent job. It was also awesome to have a personal best, but the course was real nice. I will definitely try to do this one again.

I AM SUPER STOKED WITH THE 2:34:09!! :) Motivation for next year

Last updated: 2007-07-20 12:00 AM
00:23:12 | 1640 yards | 01m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/28
Overall: 0/497
Performance: Good
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Triangle course
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:17:03 | 24.85 miles | 19.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/28
Overall: 0/497
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Course was very nice.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:58
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:49:47 | 06.21 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/28
Overall: 0/497
Performance: Good
Course: Flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4