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Sherwood, Wisconsin
United States
Midwest Sports Events
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 42m 18s
Overall Rank = 113/
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 15/30
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:10, coffee (which I found out the next morning was decaf), a couple mini bagels with PB, gatorade. Pack the transition bag and head down to transition. Pit stop for last minute weight reduction before putting on the wet suit.
Event warmup:

Nada. Skipping the warmup was (as always) a mistake that I paid for on the swim.
Swim
  • 07m 6s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 37s / 100 yards
Comments:

Shallow swim! Used my long legs to run out the first 50 feet and was the first one to dive in and start swimming. People, swimming is faster and easier than running in waist deep water! I was touching bottom for the first 50 yards or so but stuck to my plan of swimming rather than running. Breathing was stressed until about 3/4 of the way through--warm up would have helped me get into a rythm sooner. Spotting and navigation were good though.
What would you do differently?:

Warm up.
Transition 1
  • 02m 18s
Comments:

Suck! In spite of my reckless disreguard for the well being of my wet suit, I couldn't get it off of my left ankle. Then took forever getting my socks on. Then got held up by yahoos who stop entirely to mount their bike--there was plenty of room at the mount line, should have made sure I wasn't behind anyone so I could do my running mount.
What would you do differently?:

More body glide on the ankles and lower leg of wet suit, make sure I have a clear path for running mount of bike, wait to put socks on after bike.
Bike
  • 1h 03m 40s
  • 22 miles
  • 20.73 mile/hr
Comments:

Legs felt weak. Not limited by cardio, but just didn't feel fresh in spite of a few weeks of "rest."
What would you do differently?:

Train more!
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s
Comments:

No big deal here. Could have hurried a bit more but I'm satisfied with this one.
Run
  • 27m 52s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 58s  min/mile
Comments:

Needed to pee coming out of T2, and saw what I believed to be park restrooms about 500 feet after I started running, so I went in. Come to find it is a shower but no restroom, so guess what I did? Yup, much better. I think I drank too much on the bike (one full aero bottle of Heed). From there, felt okay but not great. Again, limiting factor was not cardio, but leg strength. Based on spending over a minute peeing and my weak legs on a course with hills, I think the course was shorter than it was supposed to be.
What would you do differently?:

Run more!
Post race
Warm down:

Walk, Gatorade, water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training.

Event comments:

Good: Venue and run course. Post race meal of pasta with bread sticks and fruit was better than most.

Bad: Nobody was checking people on the way out of transition post race. Anyone could waltz in there and steal as many bikes as they want. No course maps--a print out in the goodie bags would have been appreciated.




Last updated: 2008-06-20 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:07:06 | 440 yards | 01m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 14/30
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: Orca full
Course: Out and back, bueys on the right.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:18
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:03:40 | 22 miles | 20.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/30
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
HRM was on the fritz so no useful data.
Wind: Some
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
T2
Time: 01:21
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:27:52 | 03.11 miles | 08m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Up, trails, down.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2008-06-23 11:05 AM

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Elite
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2008-06-23 11:18 AM
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Elite
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You nailed that race in fine style!!!  I'm so MOP I don't need no stinkin' course map!!
2008-06-23 12:43 PM
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Master
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Great race!  Hate when the wetsuit sticks.  Doh!
2008-06-23 12:48 PM
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Iron Donkey
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Looked like a pretty good race to me with those times.  Watcha complainin' 'bout?  I'm drooling to have some kind of swim time like that!
2008-06-23 1:09 PM
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Champion
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Dude, I pee'd in that bathroom. In your delirium, you just went in the wrong door. I saw other people do it too, but the door right next to it went into the toilet area. Anyway, great seeing you out there and great race considering the time off!
2008-06-23 1:55 PM
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nice race, shower and all!


2008-06-23 3:45 PM
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Master
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pretty fast for your lack of training

thanks for being out there for us- you guys are the best!

2008-06-23 7:24 PM
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Its not like you haven't been too busy the past couple months.  Great job Pete!
2008-06-23 8:47 PM
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Master
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Way to go Peter!!!
2008-06-24 8:39 AM
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Elite
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You rock Peter...great race! Thanks for cheering me on too! Great seeing you and Lori!
2008-06-24 10:07 AM
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Master
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You could have just peed in the woods like everybody else. Nice race. Was great seeing you out there. Really appreciate the support!


2008-06-24 11:11 AM
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Champion
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Haha ... you said ``running mount'' ...

Nice race, muchacho! Not bad for a guy from Alaska!!!
2008-06-26 1:51 PM
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Not bad for an old married guy!

 Nice job!  See you at SOR?

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