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Janesville, Wisconsin
US
66F / 19C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 22m 44s
Overall Rank = 56/132
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 7/11
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4 am, got dressed, fixed a bagel with peanut butter, grabbed a Gatorade and a Pepsi and hit the road. Race was about an hour away and I had to pick up my race packet and get set up.
Event warmup:

Walked the 1/2 mile to swim start and stood in the sun.
Swim
  • 07m 47s
  • 800 yards
  • 58s / 100 yards
Comments:

This was my first river swim, and it was unbelievably fast. I swam 800 yards in the same time I usually swim 400. Faster than 1 minute per 100 yards. Temperature was comfortable with the wetsuit and the added buoyancy was nice. Sighted really well and made the exit turn without getting pushed past the exit and having to swim upstream.
What would you do differently?:

NOT A THING!!! Best swim I have ever had in a race.
Transition 1
  • 01m 30s
Comments:

Normal T1 until I went to mount my bike, just as I was getting ready to step onto my left shoe and jump onto my bike, another rider made a sharp turn right in front of me. Fortunately I was able to step back off of my shoe, run around him and re-mount.
What would you do differently?:

Do a better job of getting helmet on while taking off my wetsuit.
Bike
  • 43m
  • 14 miles
  • 19.21 mile/hr
Comments:

The uphills sucked but the downhills were awesome.
What would you do differently?:

Get more hill training.
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s
Comments:

Took a few extra seconds to make sure my feet were wiped clean after getting blisters and abrasions on my last few races
What would you do differently?:

Not run the wrong direction on the way out.
Run
  • 29m 16s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 31s  min/mile
Comments:

Great course with really good support along the way.
What would you do differently?:

Need to focus more on running and losing weight.
Post race
Warm down:

Took my water, walked back to the truck, called the wife, then walked back to get my bike.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training and weight.

Event comments:

No food or drinks for races afterwards. They did have stuff for sale but I don't normally race with cash in my tri suit. The awards did start very shortly after results were posted.




Last updated: 2013-06-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:07:47 | 800 yards | 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/11
Overall: 21/132
Performance: Good
Suit: 2XU Wetsuit
Course: Down river point to point. Time trial start off a floating dock, under the bridge and exit at the ski show stadium.
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:43:00 | 14 miles | 19.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/11
Overall: 38/132
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out of transition then a loop through the countryside. Mostly rolling hills with a couple of longer climbs.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 78
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:13
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
00:29:16 | 03.1 miles | 09m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/11
Overall: 96/132
Performance: Average
Course: Out of T2 then through the local farmers' market before turning up the big hill. Water station near the top of the hill and several people with sprinklers going. Short run on the top of the hill before heading back down and to the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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