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Oskhosh, Wisconsin
United States
Midwest Sports Events
Total Time = 1h 52m 40s
Overall Rank = 387/468
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 18/23
Pre-race routine:

Up at 510 am. Shower, coffee and diet pepsi- gotta have that caffeine! Packed up last minute stuff and left. Ate banana and some granola chips in the car.Had some water too and listened to some music.
Event warmup:

Ran to bathroom, got chip and numbers. Ran back to get set up in transition area.
  • 11m 53s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 23s / 100 yards

A few moments of relaxed swimming but mostly just below hyperventilating. I knew I could do the distance just not used to all the people and dark water.
What would you do differently?:

stay to outside, start in front of pack vs. back.
Transition 1
  • 03m 15s

FORGOT HELMUT! Daaaah! I was just going thru gate when an official yelled, you need a helmut!!! In my haste, I had forgotten to grab it.
Lots of grass got stuck all over feet. Threw on shirt, sun g's.
What would you do differently?:

skip socks - were too wet and stayed so for run.
Get helmut on head..
  • 58m 7s
  • 16 miles
  • 16.52 mile/hr

Quads were burning a bit but I think it was fatigue. Need to build muscles. I swear my bike computer said I was going faster AND that the course was closer to 25 miles. I can't see how the miles differed so much.

What would you do differently?:

Push harder, more aero crouch too.
Transition 2
  • 02m 38s

gulped down some gatorade.
What would you do differently?:

speed it up.
  • 36m 49s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 53s  min/mile

Slow go. Painful at times. Now my ankle is puffed up too.
Saw Sarah Reinertson -- very inspirational.
What would you do differently?:

Walk whole way....not worth it to damage ankle.
Post race
Warm down:

sucked down lots of water. packed up and headed home. didn't stretch, hydrate and feed til long after home. Family brunch and rested a bit but then wound up running around public pool with son and errands... will sleep well tonight.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Great DJ and support. Lots of great folks out on course. Would highly recommend race!

Last updated: 2006-07-21 12:00 AM
00:11:53 | 500 yards | 02m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 303/468
Performance: Average
Got a bunch of water in the mouth and had some swim over me and I did the same. Hard to get by slower swimmers. When I got home to shower -- lots of creepy crud in tri suit top from lake.
Course: Bouys. Narrow passage between Oly and Sprint people.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:58:07 | 16 miles | 16.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 304/468
Performance: Average
Course: some rolling hills and some wind. But great scenery (yeah, should not be lookin' around so much). Had some issues with gears on decents...clicking noices. Didn't like groups that would ride 2-3 deep from side of road....made passing harder. And some speedy folks really cut it close passing people in general(inside,outside,between riders).
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:38
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:36:49 | 03.1 miles | 11m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 442/468
Performance: Below average
Course: NICE along water. Out and back. I am suffering from a bad achilles and attempted to run against physical therapists wishes.Run walk, run walk. SLOWWWWW.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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

2006-08-13 10:00 PM

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Cheesehead, WI
Subject: Oshkosh Triathlon - Oly and Sprint

2006-08-14 6:01 AM
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West Bend, WI
Subject: RE: Oshkosh Triathlon - Oly and Sprint
Good job on your first tri! Too bad I didnt meet up with you. Bet you will never forget your helmet again
2006-08-14 10:04 AM
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Delafield, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Oshkosh Triathlon - Oly and Sprint
nice race! Every race is learning process. This was my 6th tri and there were lots of things I learned. You should be very proud that despite your injury issues, you pushed through. Too bad we didn't meet up.
2006-08-14 10:35 AM
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Cheesehead, WI
Subject: RE: Oshkosh Triathlon - Oly and Sprint
thanks guys!
Did you see that shark dude? ha ha! Missed his swim but saw him running.

If I could change anything -- I'd suggest more portopotties!!!! Lines were long and slow. I got really nervous I would not get thru the lines by the time the race started ! ha ha!

Yeah, no more tri's for me this year...looks like they are done (at least local sprints) so I hope to be back next year for a couple and by then be stronger, faster and more clued in to what is done at these wild and wholly affairs! Tri's a lots of fun!
2006-08-14 8:39 PM
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Green Bay, WI
Subject: RE: Oshkosh Triathlon - Oly and Sprint
Congrats on your first triathlon! It's awesome that you finished the triathlon with your injury! Now you need some much deserved rest!
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