I feel pretty bad getting almost 3 months after the race, but oh well. I’m going to cheat a little bit in my race reports, as 1. I probably don’t remember a lot of the details, 2. I don’t think there is a ton of valuable insight that I can offer into these two courses that can’t be found elsewhere on the interwebs, 3. a quick RR is easier to write than a not-quick RR, and lastly, 4. I like how Joe Gambles has started doing his. So, without further ado, let’s bang this bitch out.
Favorite meal prior to the race: AJ Bombers peanut-butter cheeseburger, Spotted Cow beer, and cheese curds
Favorite random ST stranger that I let stay with me: Dave Luscan
Favorite ST person I met in person: Coree Woltering
Favorite significant other of a teammate: Paula (Pat’s wife)
Favorite panoramic photo I took of the swim area:
Time waited before first wave of the day and my wave: 98 minutes
People in my age group: 151
Thought during the first 300m of the swim: “I’ve never been dropped so badly in my life”
Thought during the last 500m of the swim: “God, I wish I had some feet to sit on”
Thought coming out of the water: “Holy hell this ramp is fucking impossible to climb out of”
Equipment: blueseventy Helix, blueseventy Vision goggles
Time through transition: minimal, didn’t get lost
Times I yelled “HEYYYYY WATTIE INK” as I passed a teammate in front of me: 3
Thought during the bike: “Ok, I feel a little bit more like I belong here”
How awesome my bike looked: so awesome
Times before today that I had ridden sub 60′ on a 40k: 0.
Equipment: Trek SC P1, Quarq S975, Zipp 808/Sub 9, Zipp Tangente Tubular Tires, ISM Breakaway, Speedfil A2, Powerbar Perform (1 bottle), Rudy Project Wingspan, Edge 500
Thought during the 1st mile: “This isn’t too bad”
Location that Pat McKeon passed me: ~1.25mi in.
Thought when that happened: “Fuck.”
Worst mile: 3-4.
Thought in the last 2 miles: “I can’t believe how fast these little fuckers are running”
Failed attempts to rocktheW: 1
Thought when I crossed the finish line: “Gotta get my shoes off ASAP”
Person who I missed meeting because I was in tunnel vision and not paying attention to who was giving out medals: Chrissie Wellington
Equipment: KSwiss Kwicky Blade Lights, Oakley M-Frame, Garmin 910xt
All said and done: 21:43.51 swim, 58:01.31 bike, 43:39.20 run. Total: 02:06:15.62
All kinds of cool information and details found here
Anddddddd I’ll throw the Wisconsin-Dells RR up as a separate post.