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Pardeeville, Wisconsin
United States
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85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 12m 18s
Overall Rank = 23/326
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/18
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5 and ate my typical breakfast. Left the house at 6.
Event warmup:

I had the onsite SAG tighten up my cassette and then rode for 10 min. I set up my transition and then jogged around the park. Maybe 5-10 min.
  • 09m 50s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

My worst swim to date. It seems impossible to me to be such a poor swimmer and then actually regress...
What would you do differently?:

Swim better. I mean I was like 3 minutes slower than anyone in my wave!!
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s

Pretty good transition without the wetsuit. I didn't compare times from last year bu they changed the layout so it was longer.
What would you do differently?:

  • 36m 54s
  • 15 miles
  • 24.39 mile/hr

My time was good but because of my slow swim I was super out of breath when I started and I refused to let off to settle down. I know I am in shape to push the whole time so I did.
What would you do differently?:

Keep my focus a bit more at times. There were a few times I caught myself getting down because of my poor swim but I shut that down and got to work.
Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

I was a bit confused coming in because of the change so I had to yell at a volunteer. Like I said they changed it a bit so we had to run all the way thru transition before heading onto the run.
  • 22m 49s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 20s  min/mile

This was where my illness from this week had really hurt me. I was thinking about it during the swim that I couldn't breathe well and there was a point on the run when I had to stop and stand until I could blow my nose and breathe decent. I probably stood there for a full minute totally pissed. I actually was one step from quitting and walking back to transition. I couldn't do that to myself though so I got going again and jogged at a more comfortable pace. I knew my cold would affect me but it's always dissapointing when you know you have more in you but your body won't respond.
What would you do differently?:

Not get sick haha. I know I could have pushed thru but I made my decision to stop and catch my breath and that was the best I could come up with on the fly. It won't happen next time.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit and got changed at my truck and waited for awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My poor swimming and an illness from the week prior.

Event comments:

I like this race. The park and lake are nice and the courses are all nice. I would prefer something different for the post-race meal as a turkey/ham sandwich isn't that appealing at 9 in the morning. Especially after working really hard.

Last updated: 2012-04-23 12:00 AM
00:09:50 | 440 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/326
Performance: Bad
Suit: NOPE!
Course: Counterclockwise rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 01:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:36:54 | 15 miles | 24.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 3/326
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Loop on country roads around Pardeeville.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:49 | 03.11 miles | 07m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/326
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back thru town. Mostly shaded which was nice.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2012-07-09 12:30 PM

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