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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
United States
Lake Geneva Triathlon Series
58F / 14C
Total Time = 2h 00m 7s
Overall Rank = 172/469
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 8/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 1:30 AM for the usual bagel, peanut butter, banana and water. Coffee and gatorade at 4:30 AM. Drove in from the hotel in Delevan...parking was better than expected
Event warmup:

Walked for 1/2 mile...light stretching. Waited and waited.
  • 18m 15s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

It was a tough swim due to the chop...i had never swam in water that rough before.
What would you do differently?:

Avoid swallowing large volumes of H2O.
Transition 1
  • 04m

Approximate time...due to my dumb a** self leaving the timing chip at my transition area.

The only good wetsuit did NOT stick on my heels. I sat down to remove it.
What would you do differently?:

Use my head for more than a helmet rack.
  • 1h 07m 49s
  • 19 miles
  • 16.81 mile/hr

Struggled on the bike...could not keep up with groups that passed me.

BTW...there was a lot of flagrant drafting going on. One group of five...another group of 3.
What would you do differently?:

More bike mileage.
Transition 2
  • 03m 10s

Could not find my bike for quite a while...very frustrating! The transition area was very disorganized.
What would you do differently?:

Tie a balloon on my bike rack.
  • 26m 56s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile

Poor effort except for my kick. I had to do some walking on the way up the hill.
What would you do differently?:

Train more hills.
Post race
Warm down:

Oranges...bananas...water. While stretching I noticed a sharp pain in my left foot. I hope it's nothing major.

Event comments:

45 Minutes late starting. 50 minute line for packet-pick-up on Friday night. Bad Transition area. Horrible "bike-in/bike-out" area. Toooo may races going on at one time...they need to get rid of the super-sprint and relays.

Last updated: 2006-08-23 12:00 AM
00:18:15 | 820 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/13
Overall: 91/469
Performance: Average
Suit: Quintana Roo sleeveless
Course: Very choppy/windy. Many swimmers freaked out and swam directly to the kayaks and buoys. I swallowed a lot of water for the first 50 meters, but persevered. A very tough swim on the way out, but it was nice coming back for the finish...could have used a boogie board.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:00
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:07:49 | 19 miles | 16.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/13
Overall: 188/469
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: HOW FAR was this course? Was it more than the advertised 17 miles????? Update. Indeed it was a longer least 2 miles further due to construction.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:10
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:26:56 | 03.1 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/13
Overall: 208/469
Performance: Below average
Course: Very was a tough course. I am usually OK on hills...but not on this race day.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2006-09-11 10:46 PM


Subject: Lake Geneva Triathlon

2006-09-18 5:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Lake Geneva Triathlon
I did Lake Geneva too and I agree with about everything you said. They should cut the super-sprint at least. The chop was tough swimming and the course was very hilly. I live in Illinois and I'm not sure where to even train for that hilly of a course.

Also, wasn't the bike longer than 17 miles? My CatEye said something like 19.9 miles and I heard from somebody else that they changed it at the last minute because of construction.
2006-09-20 10:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Lake Geneva Triathlon
You are correct.

I received confirmation from the Lake Geneva Race Director that the bike portion was 2 miles longer...due to construction.
2006-09-21 6:23 AM
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Racine WI
Subject: RE: Lake Geneva Triathlon
Thre race at LG is a tough course on years when the weather is cooperating, can't imagine dealing with brutal chop knowing that the hilly run is only a bike ride away. Great job on perservering.
2006-09-21 9:22 AM
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Chicago, IL
Subject: RE: Lake Geneva Triathlon
Nice race. The swim was brutal for me as well.
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