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Winneconne, Wisconsin
United States
Midwest Sports Events
90F / 32C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 16/28
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:05, coffee, shower, last minute pack up, load bike. Grab breakfast bar for the road, diet Pepsi and cruise. First and only tri thus far this season.
Event warmup:

Parked about 1.5 miles away. Walked in. Racked bike, body marks, some water. Nice end bike rack space - right near bike out door. Peed about 5 times (nerves ;)) Walked around, chatted a bit. Sweat dripped from me just waiting around. HUMID!
  • 10m 7s
  • 481 yards
  • 02m 06s / 100 yards

Suckola performance! I hyperventilated first few minutes. Why? Maybe water temp seemed chilly at first. I could not find a rhythm. Bummed. Got swam over by 2 guys at bouy (so did about 3 other people). And I trashed my feet on zebra mussels. One cut which hurt like a son of a gun has me on antibiotics now - infected, swollen, and if not better by tomorrow maybe the hospital for iv antibiotics. OY. Tip toed over pavement to transition (my feet are so tender)
What would you do differently?:

More OWS practice.
Transition 1
  • 02m 12s

I was dizzy from swim. Must have been all that hyperventilating. Sat down to put socks on... debated if should bandaid toes but too wet, would take too long so off I went.
What would you do differently?:

Breathe easier.
  • 56m 32s
  • 16 miles
  • 16.98 mile/hr

Anyhow... fall from a few days ago didn't really both me. Legs got tired a few times heading into the wind and I was THIRSTY at about 9miles out.
What would you do differently?:

hammer more...need more training to raise cadence/strength for long haul.
Transition 2
  • 01m 51s

Felt pretty good but hot, dumped some remaining water on head as I headed out.
What would you do differently?:

drink some more
  • 30m 51s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 55s  min/mile

Sufferfest...HOT. I walked through water stations and dumped some water on head. I was determined NOT to walk no matter how hot I got. pace slowed a bit. ;)
What would you do differently?:

carry a spray mister?
Post race
Warm down:

got some water...could not find MORE...all gone at food station. Finally found a cup full at the finish line. Walked under sprinkler, wandered around trying to cool down. Looked at food available and didn't look good...flies buzzing around pizza that looked ugh, some hunks of cheese, pb&j packets, oranges/nanas.... Packed up, headed home for brunch. Felt semi crappy most of the day too...little appetite, tired and then the BIG owie with toe ensued and got worse.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat...lack of training

Event comments:

I don't know if I'll do this race again next year. But it's an ok race. Seems the sprint has grown while the olympic has waned in participants. Those zebras really bummed me this year...more so than past years. Not enough water, post race food didn't appeal to me, no mats covering concrete from water to transition, no bathing caps (hey, i know there are cut backs but too many people didn't have them anyhow), and need more portopotties.

Last updated: 2009-08-06 12:00 AM
00:10:07 | 481 yards | 02m 06s / 100yards
Age Group: 14/28
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back around bouys, along side the Olympic swimmers.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:12
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:56:32 | 16 miles | 16.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/28
Overall: 0/
Wind: Some
Course: stats say I was at 15.9, bt say 16.9 ? country roads, some hills, mostly flat
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:51
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:51 | 03.11 miles | 09m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/28
Overall: 0/
Course: loop around town/lake and back over bridge...
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-08-10 5:31 PM

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Cheesehead, WI
Subject: Oshkosh Triathlon - Sprint Distance

2009-08-10 8:56 PM
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Cheesehead, WI
Subject: RE: Oshkosh Triathlon - Sprint Distance time: 1:41:35
2009-08-11 12:45 PM
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West Allis, WI
Subject: RE: Oshkosh Triathlon - Sprint Distance
Sorry you had such a rough time! But you sucked it up and finished strong! Way to go!
2009-08-11 1:19 PM
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Delafield, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Oshkosh Triathlon - Sprint Distance
Way to overcome all the obstacles and finish strong! That is true Donkey spirit.  What's a bathing cap?
2009-08-15 10:17 PM
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Green Bay, WI
Subject: RE: Oshkosh Triathlon - Sprint Distance
Great first race for this season! I would not have liked being in that heat one bit.....especially running in heat.....I hate that. I would have been one unhappy woman if I had to search for water after the race, especially with the heat and humidity that day. I'm with you on the food.....not very appealing after racing. Midwest Sports seems to always have weird food and I don't really understand why, other than saving $$$ perhaps??

Anyway, you did great and hopefully your foot heals and no IV antibiotics.
2009-08-16 1:41 PM
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Kauai, Hawaii
Subject: RE: Oshkosh Triathlon - Sprint Distance

Way to go doing a race regardless of owies! Then getting one in the swim, great run considering you had a cut on your foot!

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