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Green Bay, Wisconsin
United States
Midwest Sports Events
Total Time = 1h 15m 10s
Overall Rank = 23/423
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/25
Pre-race routine:

For me this has always been a nice little race to start the season and get an idea where I am at in training. I got a friend to do it this year which always makes it more fun. We stayed at the Aloft hotel which is right on the run so super handy. If the family wasn't along I would have just biked to the race. The hotel has a college feel that was very apparent Friday night as the drunk youngsters were making racket from 1-3. Thankfully Sat night was uneventful.
Got up at 4 and toasted up my bagles to have with pb&j. Headed to the race about 5:30.
Event warmup:

Jogged around a bit but that was it for warm-up. Met the folks around me and got transition set up.
  • 5h 28m 4s
  • 400 yards
  • 1h 22m 01s / 100 yards

The swim is shallow but I know where to go to get as much swimming as possible so it is not nearly as bad as some make it out to be. The swim went fine but I apparently wasn't pushing bc. pretty disappointed with my time. Now I know next sprint PUSH!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m 41s

Always take a few extra seconds to make sure I don't forget anything.
What would you do differently?:

  • 47m 24s
  • 16 miles
  • 20.25 mile/hr

Bike went pretty well. I have not done a lot of miles yet this year so was happy to keep it above 20mph. This year the wind was out of the east for the first time. In every other year the way out is tough but protected more and more turns so not as much a factor as it was this year because the wind hit on the second half out in farm land. Nothing too strong, just whining a bit. I like being in the first sprint wave but after the studs pass me and the olympic turns off I was alone and bored until the last mile when a couple of guys passed me but I think I got them in t-2 and the run.
What would you do differently?:

more miles in the saddle
Transition 2
  • 00m 38s

number belt didn't want to go together.
What would you do differently?:

fasten belt in front and spin it around
  • 21m 44s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 59s  min/mile

In the first 300 yds one guy passed me but much younger so no tears. I didn't put my garmin on so I just went out hard and held on. I could see two guys about 100 yds ahead at about the same pace so I had my carrot. At around 1.75 miles at the marina I made the pass. Being first sprint wave there are not many people on the course so love to be able to catch someone. Feels great to be heading in while lots of folks are going out. Don't mean to come off as a jerk. It just motivates me to keep pushing when others are around unlike Highcliff half in two weeks. When I am in the woods alone the mind can win the fight and I go much slower.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I was hoping to be under 7 min. miles but still 15 sec. or so faster per than the other years.
Post race
Warm down:

Had some grub and they had Point Back beer that tasted surprisingly great.

Event comments:

This race has started my tri season the last few years and will continue to do so. As I said, nice, not very challenging course.

Last updated: 2011-05-05 12:00 AM
05:28:04 | 400 yards | 1h 22m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/423
Performance: Below average
Suit: tri suit
Course: loop in shallow man made lake
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:40.7
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:47:24 | 16 miles | 20.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/423
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Nice course except the first mile on Packerland that is in very bad shape but just a mile.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:37.9
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:44 | 03.11 miles | 06m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/423
Performance: Good
Course: Love this run. Gradual incline going out, pretty area by water and marina then last mile slight downhill to the park.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-06-08 11:26 AM

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