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Tri-ing for Children's Triathlon - Sprint Course - TriathlonSprint

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Eagle, Wisconsin
United States
Race Day Events, LLC
Total Time = 1h 15m 40s
Overall Rank = 49/338
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/16
Pre-race routine:

Setup transition and hung out with my Dad.
Event warmup:

Swam for about 5 minutes to get used to the water.
  • 08m 24s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

Good swim considering the lack of swim training in the last 3 years
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 2s

Had some trouble getting into shoes on the bike, but again, have not practiced in a long time.
  • 39m 30s
  • 15 miles
  • 22.78 mile/hr

I decided that I just wanted to go as hard as I could on this to see where I was at compared to the last time I raced this before IM. Did pretty well based on training.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, maybe slow down a little.
Transition 2
  • 02m 34s

This is where it started to fall apart. About 4 steps into my run out of transition my left hamstring cramped more than I have ever felt before. I could not even walk without it happening. Once I thought I had that figured out and taken care of the right out locked up. Took me forever to get out.
What would you do differently?:

Not work 13 hours on my feet the night before.
  • 24m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

The cramps continued until I was able to get Gatorade at the first aid station. I sat down about .5 miles in to stretch. First mile was 8:39 and then the following 2 were 7:26 and 7:25. I know I could have cut close to two minutes total off of this run without the cramps and fear of cramps later in the run.
What would you do differently?:

Same as T-1
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Working until 2am and only getting 2 hours of sleep. I had some cramping while working, and outside wedding that required a lot of walking and lifting.

Event comments:

I love this race which is why it is the one I am doing this year. I have know what I can do here and really think I would have been in contention for the AG win without the long night before the race even with the lack of training. The AG winner was only 3 minutes or so ahead of me and most of that I could have cut in T-2 and the run. My running has been good as of late so I know I missed out on my best. Still, as I had in my head going in, go as hard as I could and see what happens.

Last updated: 2012-07-29 12:00 AM
00:08:24 | 440 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/338
Performance: Below average
Suit: No Wetsuit
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:02
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:39:30 | 15 miles | 22.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 17/338
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Mostly flat with some rollers
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:34
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:12 | 03.11 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/16
Overall: 0/338
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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] 5

2012-07-29 11:24 PM

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