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Eagle, Wisconsin
United States
Race Day Events, LLC
82F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 24m 40s
Overall Rank = 90/172
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 13/21
Pre-race routine:

Wife had meetings in Madison which was a little over an hour away so I had to get up at 4AM to make it on time with the drive. Left the hotel a little late and had to speed to get there. Ate some oatmeal along the way and had some coffee.
Event warmup:

The parking lot was a ways away and I debated on taking the wetsuit due to water temps. I hurried and got checked in, marked and got my timing chip. I only had about 15 min to get my transition area ready and felt rushed. I saw a fair number of people with wetsuits so I debated on wearing mine. One problem....I forgot it in the car a mile away in the parking lot! I told myself this will be a good challenge for me since I've never done a race without one. I never had time to do any type of warmup and felt off my game completely!
  • 12m 44s
  • 400 yards
  • 03m 11s / 100 yards

This simply proves I need some work. I was unprepared, plain and simple. It felt like it took forever. About 2/3rds the way through the wave that started behind us caught up to me. When I stood up ad looked at my watch I saw a time of about 11:30 which surprised me, I thought it would have been more like 15 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

I need a coach, plain and simple to help with form.
Transition 1
  • 01m 16s

Should have been a little quicker considering I had no wetsuit to take off. I was winded due to my poor swim performance.
What would you do differently?:

What's there to say? I need to work on my swim so I'm not so worn out coming into T1
  • 43m 49s
  • 15 miles
  • 20.54 mile/hr

Nice course! Felt good once I caught my breath. Was able to pass a lot of people and was only passed by 3 guys that looked like they did this for a living. LOL!
What would you do differently?:

Go a little harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

Should have been a little quicker. I got a little confused on which way the run started which maybe costed me 5 seconds or so.
What would you do differently?:

notice surroundings better. This goes back to my short time setting up transition before race start.
  • 25m 44s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 16s  min/mile

Good run course. A little silly having to do a couple loop backs around the cones. I would have thought they could have done that part a little different and made it more straight.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. No cramps, good pace. MAYBE pushed a little harder next time.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and had something to eat.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor swimming/no wetsuit.

Event comments:

Great race overall. Courses were good except the run portion had a loop around the cones a couple times which I thought could have been eliminated by simply making the course a straight shot out and back. Bike was flat and fast overall, swim was course was ok. Good overall race that I hope to do again.

Last updated: 2012-07-31 12:00 AM
00:12:44 | 400 yards | 03m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 18/21
Overall: 0/172
Performance: Bad
Suit: none
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:16
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:43:49 | 15 miles | 20.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/21
Overall: 0/172
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Mostly flat.....was a fast course!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:25:44 | 03.11 miles | 08m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/21
Overall: 0/172
Performance: Good
Course: Flat with a short segment of trail. Couple of loops to get to the 3.1 miles.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2012-07-31 11:32 AM

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