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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Sunny
Total Time = 5h 18m 17s
Overall Rank = 358/2270
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 48/179
Pre-race routine:

Woke up and had a Cliff bar, some Naked Juice and a banana. Went to the race site and got transition set up and then had some time before I had to head down to the start since I was one of the last waves to take off.
Event warmup:

I did some stretching and tried to eat a little bit more. A short swim before the start to get acclimated to the water.
Swim
  • 42m 45s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards
Comments:

The big waves and chop made this swim really difficult. Sighting was much tougher and had to time your breathes more. Probably the hardest swim I've done, and it really took it out of me. By the halfway point I wanted to be done but I just kept plugging away.
What would you do differently?:

Hard to say here, just had to deal with the conditions.
Transition 1
  • 04m 21s
Comments:

Used the wetsuit strippers and had a pretty normal transition.
Bike
  • 2h 40m 55s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.88 mile/hr
Comments:

Hamstrings felt a little funny but loosened up and felt really good on this ride. Didn't go quite as fast as I would have liked but was still happy with this performance. At mile 40 I saw a guy go over his handlebars a few hundred feet in front of me. Looked up just in time to see his face go into the pavement and his bike land on him. A group of 3 of us were the first ones to get to him. A girl stopped to check on him so I hauled ass to the next intersection (.25 miles away) and told the cop to send him so help right away. Took it pretty easy the last couple miles.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe stretch the hamstrings a little more before the race to help them out. Other than that, more TITS and maybe an aero helmet.
Transition 2
  • 03m 41s
Comments:

Took a little extra time to use the bathroom but pretty standard here as well.
Run
  • 1h 46m 35s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 08s  min/mile
Comments:

Started out pretty easy. Easier than my last HIM. Did roughly a :51 first lap and a :55 second lap, so I didn't fall off too much, which was nice. Was hoping for sub 8's, but at least I came close. I ran both hills both laps and only walked the aid stations to try to cram as much nutrition down my throat as I could. My legs never once felt like cramping up, which was great. I tried to run on the gravel when there was some next to the road.
What would you do differently?:

I would have pushed it a little harder on the run to try to get it down to about a 1:43:00. But I don't run with a watch and just go by feel so I didn't know I would be just over 8:00/mile. Hindsight is 20/20. Maybe I'll start running with a watch.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat and got some rest. Then went and got some ice for my quads, which felt amazing. Drank some water and perform and actually felt really good afterwards. I think I'm getting my nutrition really dialed in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim conditions really slowed me down. Would have liked to have gone around :36 instead of :42. Once I came out of the water I knew that sub 5 hours wasn't going to happen.

Event comments:

Another great job by WTC, the volunteers and the residents of Racine. The bike course could use some help as it's pretty chewed up in areas.




Last updated: 2012-11-21 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:42:45 | 2112 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 98/179
Overall: 918/2270
Performance: Below average
Suit: BlueSeventy Reaction
Course: Point to point
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 04:21
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
02:40:55 | 56 miles | 20.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 48/179
Overall: 0/2270
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 03:41
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
01:46:35 | 13.1 miles | 08m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 39/179
Overall: 0/2270
Performance: Average
Course: Double out and back
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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