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Racine, Wisconsin
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
76F / 24C
Overcast
Total Time = 5h 49m 51s
Overall Rank = 770/2100
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 115/405
Pre-race routine:

Racine is close to home, so I got up at 4:30 AM, and had breakfast (3 eggs), and got to the Transition by 6 AM. It was a quick set up, and then I waited until my 7:48 wave.
Event warmup:

Light swimming & stretching
Swim
  • 38m 34s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards
Comments:

Rough weather today, very choppy-my time was 5 minutes slower than last year, partly by design (tried to slow down and relax) and partly to the choppy water. I also had to go through a lot of traffic.
What would you do differently?:

I tried to draft and just couldn't find the right person. I ended up not taking my normal strokes. Next time, if the right draft occurs, I'll take it, othewise I'll just swim my own race.
Transition 1
  • 04m 35s
Comments:

Racine has a 100 yard run up the beach, which is never fun.
What would you do differently?:

not much
Bike
  • 2h 49m 7s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.79 mile/hr
Comments:

Lots of traffic, but it was a good ride. I slowed down a little at the end to make sure I had enough for the run.
What would you do differently?:

not much
Transition 2
  • 03m 17s
Comments:

Pretty Good
What would you do differently?:

not much
Run
  • 2h 14m 18s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 15s  min/mile
Comments:

While we had great weather, the sun was still hot. I walked the water stops, and the hills on the second loop. I started to get hot, and put Ice in my hat-which worked great.

What would you do differently?:

More Training
Post race
Warm down:

Saw the family, ate and got a massage. Then, went out for dinner & Margaritas :)

Event comments:

Great Race and a PR of 1:06 (1 hour & 6 minutes) from last year!!! Partly due to training and partly due good weather. The swim was rough, but I'll take that over the 100 degree heat index that we had last year!

A Big Thank You to all of the Volunteers & fellow Triathletes!




Last updated: 2013-07-21 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:38:34 | 2112 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 52/405
Overall: 488/2100
Performance: Below average
Suit: sleaveless
Course: Lake Michigan, point to point
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 04:35
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
02:49:07 | 56 miles | 19.79 mile/hr
Age Group: 87/405
Overall: 5074/2100
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course:
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 03:17
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
02:14:18 | 13.1 miles | 10m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 115/405
Overall: 770/2100
Performance: Good
Course:
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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