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Eagle, Wisconsin
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 46m 41s
Overall Rank = 76/139
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 8/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up 5:30 am ouche.
Event warmup:

Minor stretching.
  • 34m 19s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

It was a good swim for me being pretty new to swimming (only been doing freestlye for 2 months) and made it the whole way strong.
What would you do differently?:

Just getting in better shape swim wize, maybe a little cleaner on staying close to the lines of the course and maybe some drafting when I get faster.
Transition 1
  • 02m 57s

Had some problems here. My wetsuit got caught on the timeing chip band and it took me a minuite to figure out why the suit would not come off my heal. I had to backtrack, take the band off, take the suit off and then put the band back on. I also had some trouble getting my shirt on, it all rolled up as I put it on.
What would you do differently?:

Get that wetsuit off quicker and either not wear a shirt or have it on before the swim. I also forgot my race number belt at home so I had to put the number on my shirt, so I had to wear my shirt and couldnt have it on during the swim.
  • 1h 15m 31s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.74 mile/hr

The bike was good, had a steady pace and did a personal best on time.
What would you do differently?:

I could have eaten a slight bit more during the bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 23s

This was a really good transition for me.
What would you do differently?:

Not much different I could do without changing to different bike shoes.
  • 52m 31s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 28s  min/mile

Some cramping in my side for last 3 miles, ran through it ok. I was able to get up to speed on the first mile well, and held pace as well as I could at fitness level, was able to kick the last 3/10ths of a mile to beat out someone in my age group 8).
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, just improve fitness.
Post race
Warm down:

Minor strethcing, kisses for the wife, plenty of fluids and food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Minor issues in t1, and overall fitness. I was very happy overall with this being my first Oly and 2nd tri (first was reversse sprint). Much room for improvement in swimming.

Event comments:

It would have been nice if they had some bananas or something at the aid stations, they only had water and gator aid.

Overall, well run event.

The training plan on BT helped my first OLY to be a great experience. I finished every event at a personal best and an overall time much faster than I had expected

Last updated: 2008-07-15 12:00 AM
00:34:19 | 1640 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 75/139
Performance: Good
Suit: used wetsuit
Course: 2 lap
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:57
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:15:31 | 24.85 miles | 19.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 73/139
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Mostly flat, some minor hills, 2 annoying U-turns.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:23
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:52:31 | 06.21 miles | 08m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 74/139
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loops, fairly flat, on pavement, was starting to get hot.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-07-31 3:39 PM

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Alturas, California
Subject: Tri-ing for Children's

2008-07-31 4:30 PM
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Austin, Texas
Subject: RE: Tri-ing for Children's
you did great, congrats!  I am impressed with the swim time considering how new that is to you.  I have my first oly next month and I am excited/nervous.

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