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TOUGHMAN Wisconsin Half - Triathlon

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
United States
76F / 24C
Total Time = 5h 53m 20s
Overall Rank = 230/485
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 41/66
Pre-race routine:

Camped at High Cliff- slept ok for being outside!
Event warmup:

Campground was 1 mile from the start- Drank a protein shake, got their at 5 AM (parking lot fills up fast), checked in, stretched, relaxed and was ready to go.
  • 36m 51s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

The shallow water didn't help since the swim is my strongest leg, I had a few sighting issues, but overall not bad.
What would you do differently?:

not much
Transition 1
  • 02m 15s

missed the wetsuit strippers and didn't see anyone with sun block- fortunately I put some 50 spf on before the swim- but I still burnt.
What would you do differently?:

I put sun block on my neck and shoulders before the race, but not my face- next time I would do a better job and make sure I know where the volunteers were with sun block were!
  • 2h 49m 15s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.85 mile/hr

Crosswinds up to 10 mph, overall pretty good, but my Garmin didn't work so I rode this all on feel.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Transition 2
  • 02m 53s
  • 2h 21m 34s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 49s  min/mile

Again, my Garmin didn't work so I ran by feel- I would run 90 seconds, walk 20, and also walked the aid stations
What would you do differently?:

I was a little disappointed in the run since this was my focus in training- but it was also my first trail run and there run was significantly more challenging than Racine.
Post race
Warm down:

Gatorade, Food and waited for my friend to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Specifically, weight (200 lbs) up 7 from my last half iron- training was fine- but I have to focus on my diet- too bad beer tastes so great :)

Event comments:

This is a smaller race- fun and casual- great volunteers (Gloria does a great job!)

3:30 minutes off my PR- which I blame on the ridiculous 1/2 mile hill at the start of the run. lol, but at least there was lots of shade and an interesting trail run once you got up there.

Last updated: 2015-06-21 12:00 AM
00:36:51 | 2112 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/66
Overall: 0/485
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Course: Lake Winnebago- very shallow- had to walk the first & last 100 meters
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:15
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:49:15 | 56 miles | 19.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/66
Overall: 0/485
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:53
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:21:34 | 13.1 miles | 10m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/66
Overall: 0/485
Performance: Average
Course: The race starts with a 1/2 mile steep hill up a trail (different from previous years which 99% of the racers walked) and then 3 loops on a trail- dirt, grass, limestone, rock- great for the body, but slower than roads (at least for me)
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
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

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