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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
USA Triathlon
Total Time = 2h 14m 59s
Overall Rank = 613/3066
Age Group = M16-19
Age Group Rank = 39/86
Swim
  • 20m 8s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 20s / 100 meters
Comments:

Wasn't happy with my swim. Got stuck in the middle of the pack at the start and couldn't break free until after going under the bridge. After that, I had to move up by myself from the main pack up to the leaders in our wave. If I was able to get to them before the gun went off I think I could have shaved a minute off my time. Getting banged up and caught in the huge pack of people in the beginning hurt my swim.
What would you do differently?:

Do whatever is possible to stay at the front of the pack before the gun goes off.
Transition 1
  • 02m 36s
Comments:

Had a decent T1. It was a long run from the swim into transition, hence the long time. I decided to put BodyGlide right over the chip strap this time, and my wetsuit didn't get stuck on it. It's something I'll definitely continue to do.
Bike
  • 1h 05m 29s
  • 40 kms
  • 36.65 km/hr
Comments:

Wasn't a bad ride. I just expected the run course to be way more flat than it actually was. It was a mistake on my part, but it didn't make me have a bad bike, just one that I didn't expect. 5 minute PR on the bike so I'm happy.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more (see run).
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s
Comments:

Had trouble putting my socks on in T2. Added probably 15 seconds just from this alone.
What would you do differently?:

Practice transitions more.
Run
  • 45m 20s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 32s  min/km
Comments:

Didn't have a good run at all. Cramped badly the entire time, most likely from not drinking nearly enough on the bike. Was a painful run all over and just didn't feel very well at all.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more on the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

A nice sit in the hotel hot tub.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not drinking enough on the bike; a rough swim start.

Event comments:

Without a doubt the best race I've ever done. I was at first a bit nervous simply because there were triple the amount of racers in this than the largest race I've done previously, but the way USAT ran it was perfect. Very organized all-around.




Last updated: 2014-08-17 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:20:08 | 1500 meters | 01m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/86
Overall: 121/3066
Performance: Below average
Suit: blueseventy Reaction Sleeveless
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:36
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:05:29 | 40 kms | 36.65 km/hr
Age Group: 41/86
Overall: 865/3066
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Thought it was going to be a lot flatter. It was kind of deceptively flat based on the elevation chart. Every time I felt like I was getting going, a short hill came and just messed it up. I felt like I could never get into a good rhythm. It was kind of an up-and-down battle holding a high pace. I had a 5 minute PR on the bike though so can't complain at all.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 92
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:29
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
00:45:20 | 10 kms | 04m 32s  min/km
Age Group: 52/86
Overall: 1128/3066
Performance: Below average
Course: Completely flat course. Loved the views. Was a bit hot but nothing too bad. Just kept dumping water on my head at the aid stations.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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Subject: RE: USAT Age Group National Championship - Olympic Distance
good job pushing through. Nothing worse than going out on the run when you already know it's going to be rough.
2014-08-18 8:34 AM
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Subject: RE: USAT Age Group National Championship - Olympic Distance
Nice work out there. That's a good run split given the leg cramping (faster than mine and I WASN'T cramping). The good news is you're young and you can make huge improvements on the bike and those "hills" will not feel like hills come this time next year.
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