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St. Croix Valley Triathlon - Olympic Course - Triathlon


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Hudson, Wisconsin
United States
Final Stretch
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 20m 21s
Overall Rank = 9/99
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/14
Pre-race routine:

Green pancakes then arrive early and set up
Event warmup:

Short bike ride
Swim
  • 22m 36s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 23s / 100 yards
Comments:

So before the race I was not going to wear the wetsuit. Water was so warm. However all the top guys were wearing them, so I foolishly thought I should also.

Half way though the first lap I was overheating and starting to feel nauseous. I started to lose ground on David, so drastic measures had to be taken. Every other race I have swam right behind David the whole swim, with no problem.

At the half way point ( so before starting the second lap) I stopped to take off my wetsuit. Many people were hollering at me to do another lap and its that way. They had to think I was crazy. As far as the garmin goes I lost about 1:15 with that process.

However the second lap felt so much better. I did not catch up to David, but I still was second out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

Not wear a wetsuit. It was a poor decision to start that way, but I am very glad I took it off before the second lap.

I swam almost 2 minutes faster last year
Transition 1
  • 00m 58s
Comments:

This was a very quick transition since I already had my wetsuit off
Bike
  • 1h 08m 50s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.66 mile/hr
Comments:

I tried to push the bike. It was a 4 minute improvement over last year.
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s
Comments:

I dropped a shoe after I hopped off the bike so I had to grab that. Lost a few seconds there

Otherwise it was good
Run
  • 46m 50s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile
Comments:

This was a slow run. I injured my foot at St. Paul 2 weeks prior, so I was not able to run at all. I honestly did not even know if I could run until I started to do so.
What would you do differently?:

Not be injured and be able to actually push the run
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor decisions with the wetsuit, and an injured foot

Event comments:

I still love this race. It's small, but there are always at least a few really fast people. The roads are great and the organizers are stellar




Last updated: 2013-04-25 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:22:36 | 1640 yards | 01m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 2/99
Performance: Bad
Suit: Full sleeves wetsuit
Course: Clockwise rectangle 2 laps
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:58
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:08:50 | 24.85 miles | 21.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/99
Performance: Average
Wind:
Course: Out and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:09
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:46:50 | 06.21 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/99
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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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