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Whitewater, Wisconsin
United States
80F / 27C
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
  • 08m 40s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

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

Pleased w. transition.
  • 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

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.
  • 28m 31s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 12s  min/mile

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
00:08:40 | 500 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 0/255
Performance: Average
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:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
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
Time: 00:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
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
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

2007-05-08 1:58 PM

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