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Spirit of Racine Half Ironman Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
HFP Racing
56+F / 13C
Overcast
Total Time = 5h 00m 18s
Overall Rank = 385/1207
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 35/80
Pre-race routine:

Wake up, drop duece, enjoy PB + J + Nanner sammich. Did a whole bunch of strecthing, found some donks and headed down to the water.
Event warmup:

My warmup consisted of a 1 mile walk down the beach
Swim
  • 26m 33s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 16s / 100 yards
Comments:

The swim seemed short, but it also seemed short last year too... oh well. The water was definately warmer than last year which was nice. Some spots were very shallow which at points made it difficult to swim when your hands are touching the bottom of the lake.

The people around me were zig zagging all over the place. I would look up and there would be no one around me and then all of the sudden I would have people on each side of me, this happened about 5 or 6 times..
What would you do differently?:

try to find a better draft.
Transition 1
  • 02m 1s
Comments:

all went smotth, the wetsuit was tricky as usual, but the sock went on quikc and off I went.
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Bike
  • 2h 28m 39s
  • 56 miles
  • 22.60 mile/hr
Comments:

fairly flat witha few very small elevation rollers. Some of the roads were really rough.... I got passed by a couple of packs of riders who were drafting really bad.
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Transition 2
  • 01m 53s
Comments:

smooth as silk baby
What would you do differently?:

not a damn thing
Run
  • 2h 01m 4s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile
Comments:

Well, now everything got fun. as I started out of transition, I worried how long my knee would hold out and how long I would have to run for the sharp pains to diminish. To my surprise, no pain, just comfort. I hammered as much as I could and damn near cleared 2 hours. I ran with Scotty for a while, and then Deanna. I cheered on the Donks and TriWI folk as they passed. I was giving Djdavey a hard time about catching up to me and to my surprise, he almost did just before the finish!
What would you do differently?:

speed work and weight loss.
Post race
Warm down:

Straight to the med tent for ice for my kinda sore (but not bad) knee

Event comments:

even though I said it was too easy, it is still going to be an annual race for me as to compare my progress year to year.




Last updated: 2009-07-20 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:26:33 | 2112 yards | 01m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 17/80
Overall: 254/1207
Performance: Good
Suit: full
Course: point to point, after a mile hike up the beach
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:01
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
02:28:39 | 56 miles | 22.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/80
Overall: 213/1207
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: tour de racine county.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:53
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
02:01:04 | 13.1 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 56/80
Overall: 669/1207
Performance: Good
Course: 2-lapper out and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2009-07-20 9:35 AM

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2009-07-20 9:48 AM
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awesome job out there Ross...  great race...  gald to hear the knee held up...  good seeing you...!!!
2009-07-20 10:36 AM
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Great race out there! And hey - you beat my run time. Damn second lap melt down.

2009-07-20 10:38 AM
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another 10 yards...........................

great race donk!!!

2009-07-20 11:07 AM
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Thank donks, I forgot to add in the report, this was a 40:06 improvement over last year!
2009-07-20 11:10 AM
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Saweeet! Nice job! Congrats!



2009-07-20 11:49 AM
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"this race is too easy"?  WHAT!!  Oh wait, you can hammer cuz you love hills and this bike course was a piece of cake to you.  Great job out there.  Glad I was able to see you for at least one minute in the a.m.  Took me a minute to recognize you cuz you didn't have your helmet on

2009-07-20 11:54 AM
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I don't think I got to meet you.  A VERY fine job on the course!!  WOW!

2009-07-20 3:00 PM
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Joe Runner - 2009-07-20 11:49 AM

"this race is too easy"?  WHAT!!  Oh wait, you can hammer cuz you love hills and this bike course was a piece of cake to you.  Great job out there.  Glad I was able to see you for at least one minute in the a.m.  Took me a minute to recognize you cuz you didn't have your helmet on



I only say too easy because I shouldn't be anywhere near that fast.  Great seeing (and racing) with you though!

Let me know when you want to ride some hills.  You can even bring that husband of yours!
2009-07-20 3:03 PM
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1stTimeTri - 2009-07-20 11:54 AM

I don't think I got to meet you.  A VERY fine job on the course!!  WOW!



We will cross paths one of these days, and you will realize why they call me Rosshole.

Great job yesterday though!
2009-07-20 3:08 PM
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Nice work dood!  Looks like we would be good Triple T partners.  If I wanted to suffer that much...


2009-07-20 9:45 PM
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too easy??? you suck! Kidding of course, great job, but come on, shoulda gutted out 19 seconds somewhere!!! Nice race, good seeing you!
2009-07-21 2:25 PM
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Nice job Ross and thanks for chatting with me on the run, and everywhere else out there on Sunday.

2009-07-22 9:00 AM
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Sweet race, Ross! Great to see you again. Keep up the great training!
2009-07-22 12:30 PM
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Nice Job on Sunday.  Keep it going for MOO!

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