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Whitewater, Wisconsin
United States
Total Time = 1h 30m 41s
Overall Rank = ???/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Haven't been sleeping this past week. Went to bed at midnight the night before and got about 4 hours. Ate a bagel with peanut butter, a banana and apple. Checked the bag about 3 times to make sure it was all in there.
Event warmup:

None, just waled around and felt like I was going to hurl. Was excited to hammer this race, but did not realize it would be such an emotional one.
Swim
  • 09m 45s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 57s / 100 yards
Comments:

Have never done a pool swim for a tri before. Was matched up with ladies who were perfect for me. No one passed anyone in the lane the enitre time. Never got my groove at all throughout the whole swim. Too much thinking going on in that melon of mine. Wanted to do my best today, but never quite got there. The strangest thing is that there was no chip timing, so I don't know where my transitions were added on.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more before. Hadn't swam in 3 weeks...not a good plan. Did one short swim on Friday.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

No clue.
What would you do differently?:

Be faster...as always. I dried myself off as much as I could.
Bike
  • 46m 32s
  • 13.7 miles
  • 17.66 mile/hr
Comments:

Met an extremely kind person who deserves huge kudos for helping a mess!
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

Again no chip time, so no clue.
Run
  • 34m 25s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 06s  min/mile
Comments:

This was the most hilarious run I have ever done. Again, don't know where they stuck the transitions, but wow, was I slow!!!! Hopefully, they lumped it in here. I saw no other racers except for 2 walkers at the beginning. It was very strange running alone without any other participants around. Saw the volunteers..they were not very chatty. One of them was sleeping with her arm pointing in the correct direction :-). At the end, my husband and kids were there to cheer me on as well as a friend's husband and their two children. My 2 ran in with me. Got hugs from everyone and Debbie waited for me as well and gave a big hug at the end. What a kind soul.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster for pete sakes!!!!
Post race
Warm down:

Had a bagel, banana and cookie. Walked around with Leslie and cheered another friend of mine, Kathi on. She rocked!!! Met a few other BT'ers, schmize,jabraunski and hollyslu. Wonderful to meet all of you!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The d#*m cancer...just diagnosed and a lot of emoitons going thru my mind. Glad I did it, but I am wiped!!!




Last updated: 2008-09-19 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:09:45 | 500 yards | 01m 57s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:46:32 | 13.7 miles | 17.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Bike was a mess at the beginning. I was an emotional wreck to start the bike. Thank god a woman named Debbie biked up next to me. She asked if I was ok. I let her know what was going on with me and she did the best thing I have ever seen anyone do. The jist of what she said was that "I could do this today and would bike strong and well and that she would help me get there". She biked with me the enitre time and this was her first tri. I thank her from the bottom of my heart. She helped increase my pace which was good. My normal pace has been faster than this day, but I did it.
Wind: Some
Course: Course had a few hills. Was pretty windy on some stretches.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:34:25 | 03.1 miles | 11m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Mostly trail run...
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2008-09-28 8:26 PM

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2008-09-28 8:54 PM
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For some reason my bike portion was put in the performance part (please shift your attent to the right when looking at the bike portion...oh boy, I need to be schooled on the race report thing. 
2008-09-29 6:29 AM
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Just do what I do and call Terri with all BT questions - she is my unofficial all knowing computer geek at home (for BT anyway).  Good job getting it done out there today - sometimes its tough, but you kept moving forward. 
2008-09-29 9:13 AM
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way to tuff it out and get thru it.  going thru a lot right now but you still prevailed!!!  true donkey spirit there!!!
2008-09-29 9:17 AM
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Great to see you kept going when you probably wanted to scratch it.  Proud of you and I will take that 42 seconds. 

2008-09-29 9:47 AM
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Great job getting out there. With everything on your plate, very impressive that you raced this puppy.


2008-09-29 10:13 AM
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Michele - Great race.  Truly incredible and inspirational.  I know you would like to downplay it, but you placed in your race category and that is HUGE.  And thanks for getting my cousin Kathi, and ultimately her son into this lifestyle!  Now they don't think I am as crazy as they used, too

Nice to meet you, as well. 

2008-09-29 11:12 AM
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Great race Michele!! You rocked it!!
2008-09-29 11:17 AM
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Hey, great race out there!  You sure have a lot weighing on your mind but way to fight through it.  Sorry I didn't get to meet you but it sounds like you had a satisfying day!  Rest up, get healthy and know we all are behind you!
2008-09-29 2:40 PM
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Awesome job Michelle! You are amazing!
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