Pleasant Prairie Triathlon - Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
United States
JMC Partners
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 27m 50s
Overall Rank = 107/697
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 6/47
Pre-race routine:

Banana/water on the ride. Parked about 2 miles out and rode in. Forgot to grab my Cliff bar. Grrr
Event warmup:

Short swim. Felt good.
  • 16m 39s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 13s / 100 meters

Black and Navy caps - bad idea - hard to see at a glance.
I must have gotten some of my suit juice inside my goggles, because they were extremely foggy. Had to stop and wipe them out a couple times during the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Wear metallic goggles stay focused on pace
Transition 1
  • 02m 32s

Still fighting with the clasp on my helmet. Slid into my shoes easily. No socks!!
What would you do differently?:

Set up my helmet so the straps aren't twisted. Practice jumping on bike. Never really thought about doing that before.
  • 40m 46s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 18.25 mile/hr

Felt strong on the bike. Perhaps too comfortable. I suprised to see that my pace was slower than Racine.
What would you do differently?:

I always feel like I should have pushed harder on the bike. Never really out of breath or fatigued. Don't know what I'm waiting for. I would like to get some aerobars before the olympic. Need to remember to pull up.
Transition 2
  • 01m 19s

pretty smooth transition
  • 26m 36s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 35s  min/mile

First time I didn't feel like stopping the entire run although I didn't pass a single female. Walked the water stops and grabbed Gatorade at the first stop and water/gatorade at the second. Pushed it home.
What would you do differently?:

Pick up the pace right at mile 3 instead of waiting to spot the finish line.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Confidence to push myself on the bike and perhaps overall. No soreness at all the following day. I even had a great swim Monday morning.

Event comments:

Great race overall. Next time I'll have a better feeling for how far the parking is and plan my morning better so I don't have to stress about making it before transition closes.
A little annoyed with the black and navy swim caps. Too difficult to quickly spot other swimmers.
Had a GREAT day and will most likely do it again.

Last updated: 2009-03-02 12:00 AM
00:16:39 | 750 meters | 02m 13s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/47
Overall: 23/697
Performance: Average
Suit: Kristan's Wetsuit
Course: Crazy swim!!! Out and back straight into the sun!! So hard to see. People were zig zagging all over the place. I have no idea if I swam in a straight line or not. People were even coming at me from the opposite direction.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:32
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:40:46 | 12.4 miles | 18.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/47
Overall: 248/697
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:19
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:36 | 03.1 miles | 08m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/47
Overall: 233/697
Performance: Good
Course: Flat and hot
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5