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Lake Mills, Wisconsin
United States
Lake Mills Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 43m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

Much calmer this time around. I said hi to all the donks.
  • 13m 19s
  • 440 yards
  • 03m 02s / 100 yards

This was horrific. I spent the entire off season trying to learn out to breathe correctly and had water from the boat hit me in the face. I went out way to fast and frankly it freaked me out. I panicked and my swim was awful. I'm not sure I would have even really had the heart to really give it a go if Rich hadn't run by and told me to kick it in the rear.
What would you do differently?:

I need to spend at least once a week in the lake.
Transition 1
  • 03m 33s

Significantly better than last time.
  • 57m 56s
  • 16 miles
  • 16.57 mile/hr

I could have done much better than this. However, I panicked when someone was a little too close and I crashed around mile 12. I laid out my brand new, to me, bike and was freaking out about it. I'm sorry for everyone who had to listen to me curse as I calmed down. I thought I wrecked my bike for sure.

Then I got up and finished.
Transition 2
  • 01m 42s

Faster than last year as well.
  • 27m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile

This seemed a tad short this year per my garmin. However even given .03 miles short it was still my fastest 5k ever I think.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Injury. Mental toughness

Event comments:

The race was ok. My wife had spinal surgery the next day. That combined with how I felt after the race and that is why it has taken me two weeks to get a sub par report up. I honestly want to forget this one.

I felt that the month off just before the race hurt me and told my brother pre race that I'd be ok with 1:48 as it would beat my last years time. My goal was much faster but I guess with all the badness that went down I'll be happy with at 6 minute increase.

Last updated: 2010-03-02 12:00 AM
00:13:19 | 440 yards | 03m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:33
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:57:56 | 16 miles | 16.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:42
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:00 | 03.11 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2010-06-22 9:27 AM

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Madison-ish, Wisconsin
Subject: Lake Mills Triathlon

2010-06-22 9:33 AM
in reply to: #2936271

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Menomonee Falls, WI
Subject: RE: Lake Mills Triathlon
Josh, sometimes our most challenging races help us more in the long run than our best races. You showed you have the heart and determination to rise above tough conditions and personal setbacks to gut it out and finish what you started. You might not see it now, but that will pay big dividends for you down the road. Congrats on your perseverance! This is a race you should be PROUD of!

2010-06-22 9:36 AM
in reply to: #2936271

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Greendale, WI
Subject: RE: Lake Mills Triathlon

Dont forget about it, you always learn from the "bad" ones!  Way to DTFU on the crappy water (read boat) conditions and after the crash!  Way to go!

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