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Mequon, Wisconsin
United States
Concordia University
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 39m 3s
Overall Rank = 26/200
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 1/13
Pre-race routine:

Normal pre-race breakfast. Haven't raced so was a bit rusty loading my gear. Left 15 minutes later than I wanted. Nice morning weather. Already had my race packet.
Event warmup:

After setting up my bike, ran a few 1/4 milers.
  • 19m 49s
  • 2.5 miles
  • 07m 56s  min/mile

With the poor run condition I'm in after the 4 month layoff because of injury, I was correct in my concern with putting in a good performance. This was a disaster. Probably went out just a bit too fast and then left inside thigh area cramped up on the service road. Halfway up the switchbacks I knew I needed to shut it down. Just in terrible running condition. Started up but then walked again only a couple minutes later. Finally reaching the top, gutted it out to get into T1.
What would you do differently?:

Need more time to get back into running condition.
Transition 1
  • 00m 46s

Forgot to unclip my chin strap before the race. Fumbled with that for a few seconds. Rookie mistakes...not good.
What would you do differently?:

Get it together!
  • 55m 39s
  • 21 miles
  • 22.64 mile/hr

Not having my PM/Speed threw me for a bit. Had to ride completely on feel. This is where my HR would've come in handy. Much easier riding at a specific number. One rider passed me fairly early on. I passed about 10. Rode pretty much all alone for the second half of the course. Found out later the reason my speedo wasn't working was because my disk wasn't centered and was too far from my sensor. Worse yet, my right brake pad was rubbing...not a ton but enough to cost me a minute or more. My average speed was a bit low... Last time I was over 24 mph.
What would you do differently?:

Check bike over. Again a bit rusty.
Transition 2
  • 00m 46s

Couldn't unclip my chin strap. Terrible.
  • 22m 3s
  • 2.5 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile

Felt like I walked as much as I ran. This was an embarrassment. Enough said.
Post race
Warm down:

Hardly made the finish line so there was no warm-down. More like sit-down. Retire the Zoots...hard on the feet these days.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Can't run. But considering the tough run courses and coming off an injury, a win is a win. Lucky I can gap my AG on the bike. This won't be a fond memory though.

Event comments:

Awards took way too long to get started. Award was a water bottle! Although I didn't deserve even that with the way I ran. I heard the grumblings from others also. The results were posted and updated nicely however. I think the finish clock was turned the wrong way. A few tweaks would make it much better.

Last updated: 2015-08-06 12:00 AM
00:19:49 | 02.5 miles | 07m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/200
Performance: Bad
Didn't wear a HR strap
Course: Partial cross country with the dreaded downhill service road and the 1/2 mile uphill switchbacks.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 00:46
Overall: Below average
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Average
Getting up to speed and into shoes: Average
00:55:39 | 21 miles | 22.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/13
Overall: 8/200
Performance: Average
No HR strap, Power Meter out, speed out, Only cadence working. WTH?
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Flat...a couple rollers. Some new asphalt which was nice to ride. Out and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:46
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:22:03 | 02.5 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/200
Performance: Bad
Course: Same run as the first.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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