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TOUGHMAN Wisconsin Half - Aquabike

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 3h 24m 48s
Overall Rank = 11/39
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 2/5
Pre-race routine:

Standard diet - no food after 5pm day before, liquid carbs only.
Event warmup:

Stretch in water while checking out swim start.
  • 32m 44s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 33s / 100 yards

5th of 39 Aqua Bikers. Blinded by sunrise on return leg to finish arch. Could not see anything on rounding final buoy at 0.9 miles.
What would you do differently?:

Use defogger on goggles so I wouldn't have to stop to re-sight next buoy.
Transition 1
  • 01m 53s

Loved the wetsuit strippers - took about 4 seconds total, including clearing timing chip on left ankle.
What would you do differently?:

NO GU! Took about 45 seconds trying load 4 packets of GU into Orca jersey pockets.
  • 2h 50m 10s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.75 mile/hr

11th of 39 Aqua Bikers.
What would you do differently?:

Use Infinit carbohydrate/electrolyte drink instead of GU for energy during race, close to bonking from mile 35 onward.
Post race
Warm down:

Hydration, eating & lots of walking.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of nutrition on bike, ( I dropped my last GU packet around mile 38 and had to wait until final aid station to get another!).

Event comments:

First Aqua Bike event for DuTriRun! Well organized overall, with traffic and athletes routed nicely. Walked very rocky-bottomed first 0.1 mile starting leg to first orange buoy. Final 0.3 mile leg of swim course was directly into the sun, unable to see finish arch. Occasionally very bumpy bike course with rolling hills. Bike course had excellent traffic control by officers and clear directional flagging by volunteers, with three refill/aid stations, (water, gatorade & GU), along the way. However, most bike course corners had sand/gravel which is tough for athletes pacing 20+ mph. Very good post-race food offerings plus really nice medals and trophies! Will have to do more hill training in preparation for competing next year!

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Last updated: 2016-03-13 12:00 AM
00:32:44 | 2112 yards | 01m 33s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 5/39
Performance: Average
Suit: Zoot armless.
Course: Triangle with very shallow rocky bottom for first 0.1 mile, walked to first marker buoy. Blinded by sun on last leg, 0.9-1.2 miles, couldn't see finish.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:53
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
02:50:10 | 56 miles | 19.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/5
Overall: 11/39
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling hills with sand in many corners.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %4
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

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