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Spirit of Racine Half Ironman Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
HFP Racing
60sF / 0C
Overcast
Total Time = 5h 54m 48s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35 and up
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

4am get up. PB/bagel, banana and coffee. Headed out.
Event warmup:

Swam a bit to get used to the water. Chatted with the donks for a bit then headed to the swim start.
Swim
  • 31m 31s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 29s / 100 yards
Comments:

I was extremely happy with this swim. But I got knocked around quite a bit. Our 34 and up age group wave was huge. Women battling it out all over the place. I got kicked in the face..goggles came off once. Got my legs pulled on. But was able to hold it together. Even chatted with Joe Runner in the water. We chatted as we swam with every other breath. Was surprised to see her right next to me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 1
  • 03m 17s
Comments:

A little slow in this transition due to the fact that I couldn't find my friggen bike shoe. The woman next to me had it attached to her wetsuit. The velco stuck to her suit when she laid it on the ground. Other than that pretty smooth.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 2h 58m 19s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.84 mile/hr
Comments:

Was very pleased with this time. My goal was sub 3..which I hit! 3 mins slower than last year but overall it was just a fun and enjoyable ride. Drank two bottles of perp, 2 endurolytes every hour and lots of water.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 2
  • 02m 33s
Comments:

Thought this went pretty smoothly. Had to stop and pee before going out on the run. Can't believe I held it the whole 56 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 2h 19m 10s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 37s  min/mile
Comments:

Walked up the first hill out of transition to catch my breath etc. I ran a 4:1 jeffgalloway run. Been doing this with every run over 2 hours. It really seems to be working for me. I will be using it at moo, so I wanted to start using it for my longer run/races. Was actually surprised how good I felt off the bike. My only goal on the run was to beat my time from last year, which I did by 15 min.

The only issues I had on the run was at mile 11, when my throat started closing and I needed a couple shots of albuterol. I was good until the finish, then had to take a couple more after finishing.

What would you do differently?:

More/longer training runs
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around..got some food, then headed to the tent where all the donkeys were hanging out.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing

Event comments:

I absolutely love this race. The support this year from the donkai group and other BTers was unbelieveable. I felt like a superstar coming down that finishers chute. A huge thank you to all the support crew and jockstrappers.

And I can't say enough about the love of my life...Craig (firstnet911) Thank you for your continued support and ability to put up with me on my journey toward IM Wisconsin in September. I too am proud of you and amazed at your speedy recovery! LU! Also thank you for the 200+ pictures that he took that day of everyone. Some really great shots.

My goal was to go sub 6!! PR FOR ME ON THIS RACE BY 19 MIN!!!




Last updated: 2008-10-01 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:31:31 | 2112 yards | 01m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Full X-Terra wetsuit
Course:
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:17
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
Biking
02:58:19 | 56 miles | 18.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty flat with a few rollers.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:33
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
Running
02:19:10 | 13.1 miles | 10m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course:
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
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2009-07-20 6:14 PM
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Awesome job, Amy!

Nice splits and somehow, you make it sound so casual... Again, great job!

2009-07-20 6:37 PM
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Great swim and great PR.  A big congratulations!
2009-07-20 7:57 PM
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awesome Job Amy congrats

2009-07-20 8:18 PM
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Great Job! 
2009-07-20 8:57 PM
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Congrats on a huge PR, AJ! You're right about the Donk support-- it helps so much! GREAT race and great to see you, as always!


2009-07-20 9:06 PM
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Great to see you Amy! Great race!
2009-07-20 9:10 PM
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Nice race!! Way to PR it!!
2009-07-20 9:45 PM
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Great job Amy. Huge PR.  Maybe I will have to join this big party next year.  That Craig is kind of sweet isn't he?
2009-07-21 5:54 AM
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Great job Amy Jo! You're one strong chica out there.

2009-07-21 7:21 AM
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Great race amyjo!  eeeeaaawwwwsome!



2009-07-21 9:45 AM
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Nice Going Amy Jo!
2009-07-21 10:31 AM
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Talking while swimming?  That would be kinda difficult.

HA!  Bike shoe stuck on a different wetsuit - that would get me pizzed, but it's pretty darn funny!

A SUB-6!!!  WOO HOO!!  I always worry when I see you with the breathing difficulties, but you were strong!

WAY TO GO, SUNSHINE!!!

2009-07-21 11:48 AM
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I'm really impressed AJ!  You killed it, nice PR!
2009-07-21 11:50 AM
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You ARE a rockstar!! Congrats on the huge PR!! And it sounds like you all had such an amazing time! How awesome!!
2009-07-21 12:28 PM
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Congrats on the big PR AJ!  So happy for you.  You are lookin' good heading into IMWI!


2009-07-21 2:01 PM
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Awesome job on the race! Congrats on the PR.

It was so much fun to see everyone before the swim and then again on the run. BT represented well.
2009-07-21 2:03 PM
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Awesome race AJ.  Great seeing you there and looking forward to racing MOO with you.

2009-07-21 2:11 PM
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Congrats on the awesome PR AJ...!!!  it was great watching you finish strong...!!!
2009-07-21 2:30 PM
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awesome race AJ! Always nice to PR! ya the support was awesome, i bet you cant wait for the support for IM! Ill be looking for ya. Great to see this weekend and take care. See you at the next event...

2009-07-21 8:06 PM
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WOW!!!!  that is stout AJ!!!  Great Job!!!  you Rock Donkai Sista!!!!!



2009-07-21 9:21 PM
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Nice job chica!! I soooo wanted to catch you on that run.  Watch out in Pleasant Prairie

2009-07-22 8:04 AM
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Awesome job Amy!  Great to meet you!
2009-07-22 9:02 AM
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Wow way to go Ames! Youdaman!!!
2009-07-22 9:21 AM
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Great PR!!! Love the 4:1 combo!

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