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Whitewater, Wisconsin
United States
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 12h 30m
Overall Rank = 47/255
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/22
Pre-race routine:

We were told they were ahead of schedule, so I warmed up early and then waited. Would have pushed it closer to the start. They were early at 10, but not by the time I raced at 12:30.
Event warmup:

Short run to loosen tight back, stretched, set-up transition area, 300 yds. in pool
Swim
  • 08m 40s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards
Comments:

Transition to bike added in time. Aside from someone crossing the centerline and smashing hands, it was decent. Let the second swimmer pass on a turn. Had to make a pass on the second to last lap.
What would you do differently?:

Goggles got foggy, so it was very difficult to see. Needed more time in the pool, turns were slow and went out too fast.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

Pleased w. transition.
Bike
  • 41m 58s
  • 13.7 miles
  • 19.59 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

I would have taped a GU to the top tube, since I kind of bonked on the run.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

Came in as planned, but due to back stiffness opted not to sit to put on socks and just went with shoes, hat, and glasses.
What would you do differently?:

Definitely would have taken the 30 seconds to put on my socks.
Run
  • 28m 31s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 12s  min/mile
Comments:

Blisters at 1.5 miles and lack of food killed my chances at a good finish.
What would you do differently?:

Take the time to put on socks. Might switch race day shoes - go with a pair without a tongue.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and ate at the feed table.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Blisters and exhaustion.

Event comments:

Very well run race, look forward to competing in it again next year. Wish it was closer - four hours in the car was tiring, might stay the night prior next year.




Last updated: 2007-04-10 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:40 | 500 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 0/255
Performance: Average
Suit:
Course: Three swimmers in one lane. I was placed first by time.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:41:58 | 13.7 miles | 19.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 0/255
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Relatively flat, well marked w. plenty of marshalls. Two water stations.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:28:31 | 03.1 miles | 09m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 0/255
Performance: Below average
Transition added into run time.
Course: Off road, difficult to get a consistent stride
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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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