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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Total Time = 12h 16m 52s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

wake up, eat granola bar and banana, grab gear and bottle of gatorade and bottle of water and drive over to venue
Event warmup:

walking to drop of kids at the pool, drop off special needs bike bag, special needs run bag, put bottles on bike, check tires, find friends, drink one 5 hour energy, put on wetsuit head to water, get in and swim to chosen starting spot just as cannon fired!
  • 1h 27m 56s
  • 4224 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

started just to the right of the ramp and angled to first turn buouy. worked great. was physical out there. back stretch was literally right on the buouy line as one time i hit the buouy and another actually had to swim under it. took final turn with a group and got pushed out way right and just for some reason couldnt get back in.
What would you do differently?:

dunno. thought i did ok. wouldve like about 7-10 mins faster but oh well
Transition 1
  • 07m 33s

lots of people in there so no assistance from volunteers, found an open chair tho so that was good. ate a granola bar and downed some gatorade and some salt tabs. helmet on, shoes on, glasses on and out i went.
What would you do differently?:

  • 6h 16m 26s
  • 112 miles
  • 17.85 mile/hr

plan was to stay in teh 18-19 mph range when on flats and then on the downhills just stop pedaling once i hit 23 MPH and not begin again until i was down in the 19 MPH range again. for the uphills plan was just to keep a high cadence and not over push it. nutrition was sips of water and gatorade every 10 mins and after every hill. also had half of a meal bar every two hours and salt tabs every 90 mins. Special needs was PACKED so blew past that and just refilled my water at the water only aid station and then refilled the gatorade with the perform at the mt. horeb aid station. Also had another 5 hr energy somewhere on the second loop.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 06m 37s

into the room i go and once again volunteers are all taken, no biggie at all tho as off comes the helmet and glasses, on goes the hat and socks and shoes and race belt and away i go (after downing some gatorade and water)
  • 4h 18m 20s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 52s  min/mile

tale of two loops. came out of T2 ok but that only lasted until inbetween camp randall and the big hill. for some reason i had basically stopped sweating and could feel the pace slowing down, adjusted some and just kept moving and was still feeling ok but still not sweating. as i came back past the kohl center aid station i realized i had to go to the bathroom, tried but couldnt. kept on moving and once i got onto the capitol square was finally able to relieve the tension! did the turn around, stopped at special needs and downed a redbull and two salt tabs and within about 5 mins felt much better and was able to push a comfy pace the rest of the way.
What would you do differently?:

salt tabs in T2, not sure why i didn't have any in there................
Post race
Warm down:

get thru chute and get all the stuff, grab a plate of food, find family for some chit chat and some fun. then once they left back out on the square to cheer in friends and all the other finishers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

nadda. can't complain with a near 5 min PR.

Last updated: 2014-03-10 12:00 AM
01:27:56 | 4224 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 07:33
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
06:16:26 | 112 miles | 17.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 06:37
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
04:18:20 | 26.2 miles | 09m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
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2014-09-26 9:19 AM

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West Allis, Wisconsin
Subject: Ironman Wisconsin

2014-09-26 9:52 AM
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Menomonee Falls, WI
Subject: RE: Ironman Wisconsin

Nice PR mister on that beast!

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