Door Country Triathlon - Short Course - TriathlonSprint

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Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
United States
Door Country Triathlon
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 40m 27s
Overall Rank = 230/643
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 31/42
Pre-race routine:

Not good. We were staying in a hotel. The baby was up and down all night so I got a lousy nights sleep. I woke up late. 6:45 for an 8am start. Didn't have time for a good breakfast. Had half a cliff bar and a banana
Event warmup:

Rode 3 miles to the event from our hotel. Then did about 250yards in the lake a few minutes before the Half people started.
  • 08m 45s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

I loved this swim. I'm pissed at myself for underestimating myself. I finished 15 out of 42 in my age group. I Let the other swimmers go, but th conditions really got to many of the swimmers. I spent a lot of time going around people. If I had started further up in the pack I think I would have had a faster swim. I'm not fast by any means, but the nasty conditions give me a great advantage since I am very comfortable with sloppy water. I did much better on sighting this time.
What would you do differently?:

Start front or mid pack instead of back.
Transition 1
  • 02m 34s

A minute faster then last time. It was a shorter distance from the finish of the swim to the actual transition area. There were wet suit puller offers. That was nice.
What would you do differently?:

Move faster?
  • 57m 15s
  • 18 miles
  • 18.86 mile/hr

Went out to fast on the first half, suffered with the head wind on the return trip.
What would you do differently?:

Go easier during the first half.
Transition 2
  • 01m 48s

I felt good. About the same distance as High Cliff. I knocked a minute off of that race's T2, I improved, thats what is important.
What would you do differently?:

  • 30m 4s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 42s  min/mile

A PR for a 5k even as a stand alone. I was really happy with that. I felt that at my last race I held to much in reserve. This time I might have pushed it a little hard. I had to stop and walk a couple times, but I had great motivation. One of my buddies was 100 feet in front of me from the start, it took me till well after the turn around, bu I caught him. I got passed by another friend, tried to stay on his heals, but he sped up and I blew up.
What would you do differently?:

Not try to keep up with Alan. Poor more water on myself earlier.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around for a bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

This was a great race. I can't wait to return next year.

Last updated: 2008-07-21 12:00 AM
00:08:45 | 440 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 15/42
Overall: 0/643
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleevless NeoSport
Course: Start in knee deep water. Head straight out to the first bouy, then turn 135 degrees to the left and follow bouys back to shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:34
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:57:15 | 18 miles | 18.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 31/42
Overall: 0/643
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: Out and back. Tailwind for the out, headwind for the back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:48
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:04 | 03.1 miles | 09m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 39/42
Overall: 0/643
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back. A lot of sun.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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