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Fremont, Wisconsin
United States
Total Time = 51m 59s
Overall Rank = 21/88
Age Group = 39-44
Age Group Rank = 3/14
Pre-race routine:

Up at 630, shower, fed cats, got son breakfast, coffee and soda..then got DH up, said goodbye and ate - granola bar - in car on way (1/2 hour car ride)
Event warmup:

Stretched lots.
  • 05m 36s
  • 220 yards
  • 02m 33s / 100 yards

Oh cryps..I was moving ok but hyperventilating. I was taking a breath every dang stroke (normally its every 3 and side to side) I went to the outside as best I could. Swam right up on a guy doing breast stroke then nearly rammed into a life guard that was in the middle practically. I got off course at turn (took too wide of a turn to allow for other racers).
What would you do differently?:

Breathe!!!! And work on sighting.
Transition 1
  • 00m

dizzy after swim... maybe the breathing ?!?! LOL! Sat down to recoup, got on shoes and off I went... but some people were in the middle of the exit area taking photos. daaaah!
What would you do differently?:

moved faster had I not been fighting for air from the swim HA!;)
  • 32m 31s
  • 8.8 miles
  • 16.24 mile/hr

Could not clip in for about first 2 miles on right side. Finally got foot in but daaaah! Bike was good, probably could have pushed harder but was afraid to burn out legs.
What would you do differently?:

Pushed harder baby! Burn those quads down! ;)
Transition 2
  • 00m

Son and husband came to race and arrived during run (missed swim) and I didn't 'see' them til I heard my son yell MOMMY! as I rode by. He tried to dart out to the road after me and then I heard DH yelling NOOOOO Josh! I waived to them as I got sneaks on. Great to know they were there and part of why I didn't want to cave on swim portion - so swam like they were watching even though I later found out DH got lost on way.
What would you do differently?:

Skip water gulp prior to it on bike more.
  • 13m 53s
  • 1.8 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile

I can't get over my time! Wow! fast for me! Was neck and neck with a gal near finish line and every time I'd speed up,she would, so I said, "wanna race?" and she gasped "oh no, I can't' and we both laughed and then I pushed ahead. Finding chute was a bit hard until someone said 'over here'.
What would you do differently?:

keep in zone more... my mind set of chugga chugga chug... not worry about others around me so much (makes HR soar).
Post race
Warm down:

Just ran over to family, huffin' and puffin'. Got some fruit, drinks - most of what son ate. Looked at results and figured I didn't win anything so lets go. I can't believe I was 3rd in AG! Woooooo HOOOO!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to work on breathing and mind set.

Event comments:

Great race for beginners!

Last updated: 2007-07-02 12:00 AM
00:05:36 | 220 yards | 02m 33s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 30/88
Performance: Average
Overall HR data - max 180 (101%) ave 161 (90%)
Course: Manmade lake. Set up like horseshow to go around it like a race track. Air was chilly! Water seemed warmer.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:32:31 | 08.8 miles | 16.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 23/88
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Gusty winds that on first half were right into face. Quads burned. Couple little hills too. On last 2 miles, wind on back and got speed up to 22/23 mph at one point. Lots of battles for positioning at one point where I got hemmed into the side of road but eventually cut loose.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:13:53 | 01.8 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 34/88
Performance: Good
Course: Flat, out and down roads over some grassy area then back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-07-15 3:57 PM

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Cheesehead, WI
Subject: Neenah Menasha YMCA/Fremont Triathlon

2007-07-16 8:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Neenah Menasha YMCA/Fremont Triathlon

Nicely done. Congrats on your 3rd place finish.


2007-07-16 12:39 PM
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Delafield, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Neenah Menasha YMCA/Fremont Triathlon
great race. Way to take home the hardware! Congrats on the smokin fast run.
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