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Spirit of Racine Half Ironman Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
HFP Racing
64F / 18C
Overcast
Total Time = 5h 16m
Overall Rank = 500/1200
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 15/55
Pre-race routine:

eat wheat bagel and PB & J
Event warmup:

Ran with Derrick, Glenn and Jim
Swam a little
Swim
  • 30m
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 33s / 100 meters
Comments:

Swim appeared short but that's okay with me. Also the bouys were moved closer to shore. Lots of people standing up. Okay I may stood up once or twice. My first draft was to slow so I passed him my second draft got tired and stood up. My third was about my speed. Hey sounds like the 3 little bears. Wetsuit chaffed me again but not bad. I always eat a gel 15 min before swim and it helps.
What would you do differently?:

Not draft and go on my own. I feel stronger now but lack the confidence.
More lube on neck, maybe cut off neck part on wetsuit.
Transition 1
  • 02m 8s
Comments:

Way back Coach Brett taught me to leave shoes on bike and it always pays off.
There about 4 guys in my row already done with swimming but I beat them by not having to put on my shoes. Of course they pass me on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

more lube on heels and arms
Bike
  • 2h 40m
  • 56 miles
  • 21.00 mile/hr
Comments:

I took it easy for about 2 miles then I started to crank it up.
I remembered to drink and eat this time. Many people were still riding on left when not passing. Lots of drafting and blocking but I was able to go around. I saw the referee give out penalties to a big group of people that were drafting and blocking. I think they thought they were in the Tour de France. Eat Power bar 240 Cal. 2 gels and tons of heed and 1 18oz bottle of Gatorade Endurance.
What would you do differently?:

not sure
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s
Comments:

Put socks on and shoes and go. Decided not to wear a visor. Also decided to wear my race belt with a a little bag to carry fuel. It ended up being a pain in the butt. Little mistake.
What would you do differently?:

go faster
Run
  • 2h 01m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile
Comments:

Right away I had to pee and saw a girl run into some bushes so I followed but found my own spot. Then Later I had to pee again and was able to find a port a potty empty. I cramped slightly going up the big hill and walked it off. I believe it was the after effect from hammering on the bike. I was able to recover and slowly gained speed. 2 gels 2 endurlytes, 4 or 6 tumms and some heed and water.
What would you do differently?:

I guess I could have pushed harder but feared cramping like I always do when I push to hard.
Post race
Warm down:

I went into the lake to wash off the sweat and walked around. Some stretching

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not sure

Event comments:

It is always nice to hang out with some many cool athletes. IM here I come!




Last updated: 2009-07-15 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:30:00 | 1931 meters | 01m 33s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/55
Overall: 0/1200
Performance: Average
Suit: long
Course: Lake Michigan
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:08
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
Biking
02:40:00 | 56 miles | 21.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/55
Overall: 0/1200
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: out and back
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
T2
Time: 01:27
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
02:01:00 | 13.1 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/55
Overall: 0/1200
Performance: Average
Kept the right low Z4 high Z3. Made sure to keep close eye on HR.
Course: 2 loops
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 3

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2009-07-20 5:36 AM

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2009-07-20 9:00 AM
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Subject: RE: Spirit of Racine Half Ironman Triathlon

GrizDAWG was at SOR again and I didn't get to see him.

That's a pretty SAH WEET time you posted!

2009-07-21 8:19 AM
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Great race Grizzy!!!  I can't wait to see what you do to IMWI. 

2009-07-21 9:02 AM
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It was great to hang out this weekend. Great job on your race!! You looked so strong when I saw you on the run. You handled you nutrition well and it paid off for you. I can't wait to see how IMWI goes.
2009-07-23 7:32 PM
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Looks like you had a great race.  Wish I could do the whole shoes on the bike thing but I'm not quite coordinated enough to pull it off!

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