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Big Foot Triathlon - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
United States
RAM Racing
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 30m 24s
Overall Rank = 94/511
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 15/71
Pre-race routine:

Very early morning drive to Lake Geneva. Hydrating along the way.
Event warmup:

Short swim to get use to the water temp.
  • 29m 26s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

An ok swim. First few hundred yards I got beat up, but once things spread out I got in to a good rhythm. Sighting was good. I was dogged the whole swim by a guy swimming almost exactly the same pace as me, but swimming all over the course. He kept bumping me and cutting me off even where there was plenty of room. Such is triathlon!

Pretty happy with this swim. I'm just not a great swimmer.
Transition 1
  • 03m 37s

This went fine, but I got the wetsuit caught on the timing chip and had to wrestle with it more than I wanted. Could have been quicker.
  • 1h 06m 25s
  • 23.61 miles
  • 21.33 mile/hr

Good bike leg, although I was hoping for a slightly better average. Loved the new race wheels and aero helmet. I sepnt most of the leg playing cat and mouse with a woman of about my ability. She was taking off on me on the flats, and I was passing her on the climbs.

In some spots it was hard to find room for all the bikes bunching up, and I was a little worried that we were going to get penalized. Still, a good bike leg and I had plenty left for the run.

One strange moment. Around halfway through this leg I unzipped my tri-suit to try to cool down a bit. On a down hill a bee flew in my suit and stung me in the ribs. Rather unpleasant, and a new/weird tri experience for me.
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s

Quick and painless. This went perfectly.
  • 49m 24s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 57s  min/mile

As soon as I started the run, I knew by my watch that I had a fair chance to break 2:30. I also knew that the two loop course had plenty of hills so I needed to watch pacing. I went hard, but held enough back for the second loop. It worked well. Starting the second loop I hit it hard, and passed a ton of people. It got relatively hot, which probably slowed me a bit, but overall I was happy with this run.

I missed 2:30 by 24 seconds, so I guess my pacing was just off. I know what next year's goal is though.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, gatorade, family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Excellent race. I've done it before, and will do it again.

Last updated: 2012-06-24 12:00 AM
00:29:26 | 1640 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/71
Overall: 0/511
Performance: Average
Suit: QR Sleeveless
Course: Single loop along the shore. Calm shallow water.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:37
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:06:25 | 23.61 miles | 21.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/71
Overall: 0/511
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Country roads with a few rollers.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:49:24 | 06.21 miles | 07m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/71
Overall: 0/511
Course: Trail run with a fair number of hills.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-06-25 8:42 AM

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Subject: Big Foot Triathlon - Olympic Course

2012-06-26 5:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Big Foot Triathlon - Olympic Course
Hey, good lookin' race yourself! And that bike split is great for those hills, that bike course was way out of my element!
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