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Age Group National Championship - Olympic Distance - Triathlon


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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
USA Triathlon
73F / 23C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 51m 53s
Overall Rank = 2337/
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 206/211
Pre-race routine:

Got up early. Had a muffin and headed to the race. Found some parking and walked to the race. Then just waited to set-up transition.
Event warmup:

Went for a 1/2 mile run,then gathered swim stuff and waited at the dock. Finally got in a short warm-up swim.
Swim
  • 35m 29s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 22s / 100 meters
Comments:

Swim was slow. We got in the water and then had to tread water for 12-15 minutes while the highway was opened for the ride. Really affected my start. Also, the first 1/3 was really crowded with no open water. Hard to get a clear line, and just had to go slow till we got through the bridge. As we got out, seemed to take forever to get to the turn-around. But once I did, had a good swim coming back, but knew my swim time would suffer.
What would you do differently?:

Train more. That's all folks.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

Transition was huge. Long run from water, and the largest transition area I've ever seen. I was caddy-corner from the bikeout, so had a super long run.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Bike
  • 1h 14m 9s
  • 40 kms
  • 32.33 km/hr
Comments:

I didn't get to train much outside this year, and was very under-trained for this ride. Held 20+ the whole ride, so was happy with my results here.
What would you do differently?:

Get out and ride more.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Run
  • 57m 20s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 48s  min/km
Comments:

Again, probably could have trained more, and lose the extra 10-15 I'm carrying. Started to really feel the pain around mile 4. Just kept dragging on.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around, got some fluids and waited for transition to open so I could get my bike.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Changing jobs, and not training enough.

Event comments:

Nationals is awesome. Great experience. Lots of really fast people. It's hard going into a race where you know you don't have a chance to do well. But it was fun racing, and taking the time to see the whole course, not just hammer a result.

Best part of the day was getting my medal from Chrissie Wellington. She is awesome.

Fun race and would definitely do it again if I qualified. Milwaukee put on a great event and was very happy to be part of it.




Last updated: 2013-05-28 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:35:29 | 1500 meters | 02m 22s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/211
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full Zoot wetsuit
Course: Out and back course. Very congested for the first 1/3.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:14:09 | 40 kms | 32.33 km/hr
Age Group: 0/211
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Long single loop. Some hills but not too bad. Held a good pace for most of the bike. Passed some people and was passed by the fast people. Probably the longest ride I did this year.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:57:20 | 10 kms | 05m 48s  min/km
Age Group: 0/211
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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Subject: Age Group National Championship - Olympic Distance


2013-08-12 12:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Age Group National Championship - Olympic Distance
(1) Way to hang tough.
(2) Agree that Milwaukee hosted a great event.
(3) How did I miss Chrissie at the finish?!
2013-08-13 7:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Age Group National Championship - Olympic Distance
Nice race, I missed Chrissie at the finish but met her on friday she was great. Highlight of the weekend for me. I agree the swim was brutal but the course as a whole enjoyable. Good Luck going forward

2013-08-16 8:12 AM
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Nice race. I'm with you on the 10-15 lbs to lose.
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