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Dousman, Wisconsin
United States
Race Day Events
55F / 13C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 12m 3s
Overall Rank = 11/109
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/10
Pre-race routine:

Woke up. Put stuff in the car and drove up. Saw my brother and his wife up there, both were racing the sprint. Picked up my packet and put my things in transition. Temps were in the low to mid 50's. 3/3 on that this year. There was a threat of rain, but it stayed away, unlike the other two which had some substantial downpours. Just overcast this time.
Event warmup:

A little bit of swimming. Not a lot of time, but enough to feel ok. Went with the sleeveless wetsuit as I wanted to make sure my arms were working well on the swim and figured the water would be warm enough in the small lake even though air temps had been down for a few days.
Swim
  • 24m 24s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 38s / 100 meters
Comments:

Tried spotting people I knew (or knew of) to see about drafting off someone. Only recognized one girl and knew she could swim rather well. Figured take the chance and lined up behind her. Ran in when they said go, but everyone up front seemed rather short this time and were in swimming well before I was thinking of diving in. I just walked a little farther and then dove in. I seem to jump a lot farther than the others do and ended up right on top of a few after the streamline. Backed off a touch and took up a spot right behind the girl. Able to hold on for a bit, but lost sight of her and was bumped off. She had a flat gray colored suit on, so was hard to see.

We were out far enough that the overeager people should have died off and this was the elite wave anyway, most have some idea what they're doing. So I found the nearest guy and surged over to hold on there. Able to hold on out to the first turn buoy, but then my navigation skills went bonkers. Short leg over the the 2nd turn buoy and the small front group was gone. I was having trouble swimming straight enough consistently, so just swam my race. Everyone else was strung out in a line. I might have done a full mile if this was actually a 1500m.

Usually I just swim easy, but kept up a little more effort on this one to see how all that swim training has benefited me. Seemed to do well with it. Vegetation was flying by much faster than I can remember (it's a fairly shallow lake). Could feel I'd been swimming a bit, on the 2nd lap, but wasn't really in danger of burning up, so kept at it.

Got to the end and felt better than i can remember on an Oly or longer swim. Stood up and was able to start running immediately, no fogginess issues.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe work a little more to hold the draft. Definitely work on going straight. Was getting way too far outside, well off the main line.

Would have been something to hold onto that girl as she did end up with the fastest swim of the day. She's a 20 minute pool swimmer. I was only 1:52 slower this year as opposed to 5:15 last year. 3 1/3 minute improvement over last years time.
Transition 1
  • 02m 2s
Comments:

Changed to bike stuff and went out.
What would you do differently?:

Did ok, but still think I can be faster.
Bike
  • 1h 04m 5s
  • 24.8 miles
  • 23.23 mile/hr
Comments:

Was really hopeful of being able to go out and tear it up on this bike course, but the colder temps and additional wind really dragged things down this year. Did what I could to stay focused and keep pushing, but it was really frustrating to see 300 watts or more at times and be going 21 mph. The course is kind of a square, so was hoping that direction changes could bring some improvement, but somehow the wind was against us or blowing across all over the place. Every section was slower than last year even though I put out a few more watts. Stuck with it as best I could, dodging the others on lap 2, and then got ready to run, even though I didn't really feel like it.
What would you do differently?:

I actually stopped quickly part way through to adjust the brakes as they may have been touching the rim on occasion, though not heavily rubbing. Something always seems to get bumped in transition. Didn't make much of a difference. Should have checked this more ahead of time.

About 4 1/2 minutes slower this year on more power. Garmin stopped when I did for the brake check and that took maybe a minute, so most of that time difference really was from the course being that much slower. Something about extra wind and cold temps really turns me into a parachuted brick.
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s
Comments:

Switched to run gear and was off. Could go faster, but did ok.
Run
  • 40m 4s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 33s  min/mile
Comments:

Wasn't sure how the run would go, so just kind of ran at first. Made sure to keep my feet moving quick as that's been the best way for me to transition. Garmin was slow to pick up the signal and it didn't start right when I crossed the mat. Realized this a bit later. It was a bit off from the markers, but close enough to be of use. And I'd still have pacing and HR to use. Feet were a little numb from the bike, but nothing hurt. I knew they'd come around. Saw my brother coming in from the sprint and nodded. Any more of a response from him at this point in a sprint would be to either f-off or include vomit.

Ended up running in a comfortably hard zone that I could have kept up for quite awhile. Working, but not really having to dig in for it. Was passed late by one guy, but he ran like 36:xx, so I wasn't keeping up with that.

Saw brother's wife a few times out there and she was just going through the day, so waving like a mad fool to anyone interesting. I caught up to her near an aid station. The two other girls right in front virtually stopped there, so I had to shove her a little to get around and avoid a pile-up. She's an athlete and thought it was hilarious.

Saw a few others that are motivation to keep going when getting tired or not feeling like it. One guy out there had to be ~400 lbs and he made it through in good spirits. There was also a one-legged girl doing this, and there wasn't *really* anything wrong with me so I was going to finish strong.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Knew I wasn't going to medal in the overall, so just got in a solid run workout.
Post race
Warm down:

Waited at the finish, brother came over and we waited for his wife. Picked out some food and waited for the awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Conditions of the day. Didn't peak for this race either.


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Swimming
00:24:24 | 1500 meters | 01m 38s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 11/109
Performance:
Suit:
Course: 2 laps. Has to be as it takes the whole lake to fit this in.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:02
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:04:05 | 24.8 miles | 23.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 7/109
Performance:
Wind: Some
Course: 2 loops, rather flat.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:30
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:40:04 | 06.21 miles | 06m 33s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/10
Overall: 7/109
Performance:
Course: 2 laps, very flat. Small sections going through the woods.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2013-07-29 12:14 PM
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Abosfreakinlutely AWESOME!  I have been looking for this to pop up.  Wow.  Really solid the whole way through,  and 6:30s on the run?  That is just off-the-chain fast. 

A parachuted brick?  Haha.  I don't like cold and windy either;)

Just a really impressive performance Ben.  Strong, strong work.

2013-07-29 12:31 PM
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Congratulations! 
2013-07-29 12:35 PM
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Wow! Well done! Congrats on the AG win!!!
2013-07-29 12:45 PM
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Nice race, Ben!  Sucks that the weather didn't (and refuses to this year!) cooperate for you.  Seriously, though, 23+ mph on the bike just blows my mind....and to follow that up with 6:30's on the run is pretty damn stellar!

And the trophy is freaking awesome!  Congrats!

2013-07-29 12:45 PM
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Nicely done.


2013-07-29 12:45 PM
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WOW!  So much awesome, and fachmie are you ever FAST!!!

Congrats on getting one of the best trophies EVER at a race. 

2013-07-29 1:13 PM
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Congratulations on the AG win!!!  Didn't realize you were close to Dousman.  That area can be so windy!  You rocked despite the challenge. 
2013-07-29 1:30 PM
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I thought you were Mr Speedy and this just confirmed it! Congratulations on a great race.
2013-07-29 1:58 PM
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Best.  Trophy.  Ever.

Congrats on the win!  Very strong race, clearly.  The bike might have been slower than last year for you, but seems to have been for everyone - that's the good thing about a race rather than a wattage competition! 

Very nice run, to boot.  Laying down a 40 after that bike is way solid.

Overall, very frikkin fast!

Matt

2013-07-29 2:39 PM
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Great race Ben.  There's also a guy that raced with me yesterday that's around 350ish pounds.  I've seen him racing many times before and he was finishing up his bike as I was on the home stretch of my run.  I kept trying to tell myself that I won't actually die if I keep running as hard as I can and that it's hard for everyone in their own ways.

That said...it's still uncalled for to knock us short people just because we can't run as far into the water. 



2013-07-29 2:43 PM
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Wicked trophy!

That's a hell of a race Ben, congrats on the AG win!

2013-07-29 6:30 PM
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Bravo! Way to snag that crazy-grin little trophy guy Laughing 

Enjoyed reading your RR..."parachuted brick" and "either f-off or include vomit" seemed to stand out for me. HAHAHAHA!

2013-07-29 7:07 PM
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Great job Ben and that is one cool as trophy!

Oh to be a parachute brick!!! I am one of those big cement blocks.
2013-07-29 9:37 PM
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that is an awesome trophy.  Nice job
2013-07-29 9:43 PM
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Congrats! Wicked fast and awesome trophy!!


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Fantastic! The trophy is great and you are speedy fast.
2013-07-30 5:56 AM
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You make me ill in such a happy way, like, WOW, that is SICK! way. Congrats on the huge swim improvement (I could get my blind boyfriend to give you some tips on sighting, though Tongue out), sticking it through a nasty bike and sizzlin' the run after.

And I'm jealous of your superfly trophy, too!

2013-07-30 2:03 PM
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Wow...super fast race.  Nice job.  Your bizarre trophy looks exactly as strange as mine.  Display it proudly! 
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