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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
United States
Eau Claire Triathlon
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 30m 15s
Overall Rank = 60/203
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 15/32
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5AM. Had a cup of coffee, did an abbreviated yoga routine to loosen up. At a bowl of oatmeal. took a shower packed and left about 6:15.
Event warmup:

Got to the event. They had it premarked as to where our spots were. I had a good one, close to entry/exit for bike. Checked bike over did some stretching, jogged a little. Due to weed issues, the swim portion of the event was shortened to about 370 yards.
  • 8h 41m
  • 370 yards
  • 2h 20m 49s / 100 yards

lots of bumping going on at the start and found it difficult to get into a rhythm on the swim. Was winded coming out of lake, more so than in my TT's. Sighting was better than I thought it would be.
What would you do differently?:

Let the initial swimmers go ahead of me to keep from getting caught ip in the chop and bumping around. Settle into it more.
Transition 1
  • 01m 32s

Felt like my T1 took longer than it needed to but the timing showed I did ok. Was feeling winded from the swim yet.
What would you do differently?:

Better idea of HRM on wrists, and timing chip removal then reattaching..
  • 52h 11m
  • 17 miles
  • 0.33 mile/hr

Good overall split. For whatever reason my lower back was aching after about 5 miles which hasn't happened in a while. Wanted to hit a 20MPH average but only managed a 19.5 Average. Hills were a lot and after the 2nd one I felt tired. Took a while to get energy back up.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure.....Felt good overall, just needed to be a little faster.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

Took a second or so longer to rack bike. Almost forgot race belt.
What would you do differently?:

not much, just more efficiency needed.
  • 26m 52s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 38s  min/mile

Heat and sun were getting hot. Did't cramp coming off bike, a first for me! took a little while to settle into the run. last mile was getting hard due to heat and I felt my hip flexors starting to get a little tender.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Happy that I didn't cramp up. Wished my hip flexors weren't acting up.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around, drank water, looked for shade, stretched a little

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat was a big factor. The weeds in the lake along with getting in the middle of a lot of people kicking and pushing me around took its toll in the water and winded me. My lower back aching more than likely caused me not to hit my 20MPH average I was shooting for. The heat and hip flexors caused my run to be a little longer time wise than I was hoping for.

Event comments:

Liked it overall except for the weeds in the lake. I'm spoiled living in an area that has clear water with little to no weeds in the lakes.

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Last updated: 2012-05-29 12:00 AM
08:41:00 | 370 yards | 2h 20m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 24/32
Overall: 137/203
Performance: Below average
Suit: wetsuit
Course: Course was shortened to about 370 yards due to a weed issue.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:32
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
52:11:00 | 17 miles | 0.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/32
Overall: 47/203
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Three decent sized hills on the course with some flat stratches. Some city streets close to the event that had to be maneuvered.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:52 | 03.11 miles | 08m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/32
Overall: 88/203
Performance: Average
HR around mid 150's
Course: One big hill about .4 miles in then flat then a couple small hills about 2 to 2.5 miles in.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-06-11 11:29 AM

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