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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
United States
Trek Bicycle Corporation
Total Time = 1h 28m 19s
Overall Rank = 322/2544
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 70/419
Pre-race routine:

Got up, ate a banana, bagel and pb. Went to the Ice Plex, got the wet suit on and walked over to the water. Swam with Kathi for about 5 minutes.
  • 15m 21s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

I started with all of the cancer survivors. Pretty emotional, but great way to start the day. I just asked that my body be strong, do everything to the best of my abilities and have fun!!! The swim was pretty good. I kept finding myself over to the right quite a bit, so that slowed my time down a bit. REALLY sunny, so it was hard to see where we were swimming. Couldn't see the bouys or the platforms. Had to take the goggles off a couple of times to figure out where I was.
What would you do differently?:

Not get so far off to the right.
Transition 1
  • 03m 25s

Yes, it was SLOW...I for some reason can't seem to speed this up. I actually thought I was going fairly quick. I guess not :-).
  • 37m 15s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 19.97 mile/hr

Loved this ride. Didn't get passed once :-). Loved saying "on your left" over and over :-).
Transition 2
  • 02m 51s

Again, SLOW...who knows. As Joe Runner says, are you having a cup of coffee in between!?!?! Don't even drink coffee, but just isn't a strong point.
  • 29m 24s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 29s  min/mile

Can't believe I ran that fast. I was at about a 9:22 min mile last year, so a little slower, but I was extremely pleased with this run, since I haven't been able to run that fast in almost a year. And I wore the cape, which was really fun!

I am extremely proud of myself with this race. I bettered my time from last year by about 3 minutes!!!! Went in with NO expectations just having treatment 2 days before the race, so I didn't know if I would even come close to my last years time. It was a great day to show cancer who was boss! Had an amazing time with friends and all of the ladies out there. It really is a fun race, extremely well organized, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Found all the Milton Girls Gone Tri peeps, took our picture and walked around waiting for the times to be posted.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

As my Dad says, "A little cancer" and treatment being 2 days before. I am hoping I can do even better next year.

Last updated: 2009-05-25 12:00 AM
00:15:21 | 880 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/419
Overall: 0/2544
Performance: Average
Suit: Blue Seventy Synergie
Course: Stragiht across
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:25
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:37:15 | 12.4 miles | 19.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/419
Overall: 0/2544
Course: Pretty flat. Couple of small hills. Easy course.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:51
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:29:24 | 03.1 miles | 09m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/419
Overall: 0/2544
Course: FLAT, FLAT, FLAT. Easy out and back. Garmin wasn't loading up right, so I at least got the pace to work. Just wanted to keep it under 10 minute miles while running...and I did :-) Walked through both water stations.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2009-07-13 8:21 AM

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Subject: Trekwomen Triathlon Series

2009-07-13 8:39 AM
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Pacific Northwest
Subject: RE: Trekwomen Triathlon Series

Congrats on a great race!!  I'll look forward to seeing some photos when you have them.  It's the first review of the Trek women's series that I have read, they are having one here this year, but changed the date and made a lot of people mad.... nice to hear it's well organized.

Your times were amazing, especially considering your treatment this week.  You are awesome!

2009-07-13 9:17 AM
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Waukesha, WI
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You were cruizin' on that swim and you had to take you goggles off even.  I'm jealous.  Nice job.  So Proud Of You!  Now rest up all week, cuz you got a mutha of a race next weekend.

2009-07-13 9:58 AM
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NW Suburbs, Illinois
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Great race!  Sounds like you had fun and still went fast.  A great combination!  Get those transitions cleaned up and you will kill these things!
2009-07-14 8:04 AM
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Fantastic! Can't wait to see photos of the cape... maybe it does have a little magic in it!
2009-07-14 11:56 AM
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West Allis, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Trekwomen Triathlon Series

Truly an outstandingly EEEEEAAAAAWWWWsome performance!!!  you rawk!!!


2009-07-14 12:30 PM
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Madison, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Trekwomen Triathlon Series

Woooohoooo...awesome job Michele!! Looking forward to our HIM this weekend!

2009-07-23 2:59 AM
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I finally found ure report!

As I've said already - just amazing - ure fab!Cool
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