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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
72F / 22C
Sunny
Total Time = 14h 30m 17s
Overall Rank = 1695/2900
Age Group = 60-64
Age Group Rank = 24/46
Pre-race routine:

Lots of logistics to manage. Dropped special needs bags off at 5, tried to relax until 6, then headed down to water. Changed and dropped morning clothes bag.
Event warmup:

Not available
Swim
  • 1h 20m 37s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards
Comments:

The biggest washing machine I've ever experienced. Must have bumped or been bumped 100 times. Wide deep water start, I was 3/4 back just left of ski jump. Boats forced swimmers to narrow to only 50 yds. wide by first turn. Merging traffic made it difficult to swim with any form.
What would you do differently?:

Get out in front more.
Transition 1
  • 10m 37s
Comments:

Great wetsuit strippers and the run up the helix was crazy with spectators. No chairs to change so sat on floor.
Bike
  • 7h 00m 53s
  • 112 miles
  • 15.97 mile/hr
Comments:

I had not done enough bike mileage and not enough hill climbing for this race.
Transition 2
  • 08m 59s
Run
  • 5h 49m 11s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 13m 20s  min/mile
Comments:

My back was very sore and walked more than I wanted to. Tried to keep a 13 min pace but slowed when it was clear I'd be over 14 hrs.
What would you do differently?:

More training. My back problems in April-June were tough to recover from.
Post race
Event comments:

IM Wisconsin is a fantastic experience.




Last updated: 2013-09-18 12:00 AM
Swimming
01:20:37 | 4224 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 15/46
Overall: 990/2900
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless
Course: 1 loop rectangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 10:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
07:00:53 | 112 miles | 15.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/46
Overall: 1307/2900
Performance: Below average
Wind:
Course: Very hilly 2 loops, 3500 ft elev change
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 08:59
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
05:49:11 | 26.2 miles | 13m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 24/46
Overall: 1316/2900
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back 2 loops along U of W campus. Twice around football field.
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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Fantastic race--given that early season your whole season was in doubt it is absolutely fabulous to see you pull this IM off!  I hear it is one tough course but with amazing crowd support.  Great work!!

 

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Great race Kurt!  That is a very good time and considering your back issues earlier this year, even better!!  Way to go Ironman!!

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