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Mequon, Wisconsin
United States
Concordia University
60'sF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 36m
Overall Rank = 8 f/
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

woke up to find my cold of 4 days had headed south right into my chest...cough cough, sneeze etc.

Toaster Strudel and Coke (no diet pepsi today) on way to race. 45 minutes to the site, easy drive.
Event warmup:

easy run with many pickups, tough breathing, did a bit longer warm up than usual to loosen up. probably 1/2 mile or more total. some stretching.

Saw Terri Servais and Diane Roanhaus..strong racers!
  • 15m 21s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 41s  min/mile

felt pretty strong. 2 girls ahead of me at the start, caught one. passed many girls from the two previous waves. stopped for water. walked few seconds x1.
What would you do differently?:

not much, pushed as hard as I could.
Transition 1
  • 01m 1s

had hesitation in T1, cant remember just what it was. odd, I remember hesitating...
What would you do differently?:

hmmm?? since can't remember what I hesitated about, don't know what to fix.
  • 1h 04m 10s
  • 22 miles
  • 20.57 mile/hr

first 6 miles really sucked. trouble breathing, tired etc. kept thinking of my sig. line on BT (finish or get an ambulance ride, everything else is just an excuse) and realized my cold wouldn't qualify me for an ambulance ride, so sucked it up. Started biking better. mile 13 toes of right foot were all cramped up and being goofy...last few miles. Leap frogged with a guy for the last 8 miles or so. Passed by Terri Servais, who started probably 4 minutes behind me with about 3 miles to go. I kept up with her then, and came into T2 even with here.
What would you do differently?:

really need to do some true bike training. Bike is staying around low 20. somethings all season. (though, 2 seasons ago, was happy with 20, so have improved some.)
Transition 2
  • 00m 48s

good T2, came in even with Terri Servais , got out ahead of her.
  • 14m 38s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 19s  min/mile

Did not stop to drink. kept thinking, "I will not lose first place by a few seconds!" (not knowing how fast others in my age group, that started in other waves were). improved lead on Terri, gained some on Diane. Those girls can bike!!!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

quick to get bike, and inside to change into dry clothes, wait around for results, then awards ceremony.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

bad head cold, turned into chest cold. don't really think it hurt me more than just a little.

Event comments:

nice small race series...surprised it doesn't attract more racers. nice courses, cheap entry, well run. hmmmm. go figure!

Last updated: 2011-06-01 12:00 AM
00:15:21 | 02 miles | 07m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
1/7:21 2/8:00
Course: start on road, small climb up a hill, onto a paved trail, then off on a cross country trail. Probably 2/3 on grass, around a field and into some woods.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike?
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
01:04:10 | 22 miles | 20.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: mostly dry, rough roads, rolling hills. some sprinkles
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:48
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:14:38 | 02 miles | 07m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
1/7:53 2/6:45 (mile 2 had to be short...or splits in the wrong place.)
Course: some cross country then onto path, steep downhill to lake, many switch backs on way back up the hill. pouring rain the whole run. NICE!
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-08-22 9:59 PM

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