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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
Total Time = 13h 25m 38s
Overall Rank = 956/2898
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 14/71
Pre-race routine:

Small coffee & almond butter sandwich, Gu right before getting in water
Event warmup:

Nothing really
  • 1h 18m 6s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

Last wave to start. Not a great swim, cramps started after 2nd buoy and never let up??? Usually get a few cramps, but more towards the end, not this early and not continual. Made for a tough swim.
What would you do differently?:

Hydrate better leading into race. Was doing great until day before when I slacked off, lesson learned.
Transition 1
  • 10m 45s

More cramps when wetsuit was stripped. Also slipped on tape in T1 room as I was running into the changing area Slid right in on my ass! Not a good transition at all.
What would you do differently?:

Not crash...
  • 6h 12m 16s
  • 112 miles
  • 18.05 mile/hr

Rough roads, hit big hole and rocks at about ~31 miles and heard my front wheel make weird nose, then air deflating. Crap! On a steep descent no less. Stopped and changed flat (all by myself!) and continued on.

Barlow was crowded by the time i got there with the last swim wave start and flat, but I was determined to ride it. A couple times people got very close to me but I made it up no problem.

Rest of ride was uneventful except those roads beat me up. Coming back in I felt the wind, was just ready to be off the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Practice flat repairs. I didn't do too bad, but could have been faster. Practice nutrition, this would come back to bite me on the run.
Transition 2
  • 05m 58s

Uneventful - no slipping and falling.
What would you do differently?:

Speed it up!
  • 5h 38m 33s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 12m 55s  min/mile

Started out alright until mile 4 when my stomach started not feeling so great. Held it together for another 3-4 miles the best I could, but by mile 8 I felt so sick I walked the rest. Just gonna forget this ever happened.
What would you do differently?:

Practice nutrition!!!
Post race
Warm down:

Sucked down water, couple bites of pizza and eventually grabbed a beer with Tom & Ben.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bad nutrition plan, sloshy stomach, and maybe a bit too much fun touring breweries leading into the race.

Event comments:

Madison is such a great town with tons of great places to eat, grab a nice craft beer, or relax with a cup of coffee. 2nd time doing this race and both times we had a fabulous time. Such wonderful volunteers, the town really embraces this race. Highly recommend!

Last updated: 2017-10-27 12:00 AM
01:18:06 | 4224 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/71
Overall: 776/2898
Performance: Below average
Suit: Roka Sleeveless
Course: One big rectangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 10:45
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
06:12:16 | 112 miles | 18.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/71
Overall: 469/2898
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 05:58
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
05:38:33 | 26.2 miles | 12m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 41/71
Overall: 1562/2898
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
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