Triceratops Tri - TriathlonSprint

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Brighton, Michigan
United States
Running Fit
37C / 99F
Total Time = 1h 21m 7s
Overall Rank = 57/250
Age Group = 35-39 Male
Age Group Rank = 10/30
Pre-race routine:

Stress a bit, go to the restroom 2 times, then relax under a tree.
Event warmup:

Swim 2 minutes (wished I did more!!)
  • 00m
  • 880 yards
  • / 100 yards

As usual, my goggles keep fogging before the race start, despite all the measures I have tried to avoid that (anti-fog products, spit, lick, etc) which always make me stress a bit before the start.

I had to stop a few times to remove the water of my goggles. I did not hold my crawl the whole time; did a bit of side crawl and backstroke. But this time I did not panic and it went a lot better.
What would you do differently?:

More warmup inthe water; Make sure my goggles are not leaking before the start. I really need to find a way to prevent my goggles from fogging.
Transition 1
  • 00m

My damn time chip did not register the end of my swim. So there was one official running after me in T1 giving me another chip. Lost a lot of time there. I did the remaining of the race with 2 timing chips.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure my timing chip registers well before race start.
  • 33m 24s
  • 19 kms
  • 34.13 km/hr

My fastest bike ride of the year, including all of my training sessions. I was on fire that day on the bike. I passed a lot of people there. making up for my slow swim.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing! I just hope I can do it again :)

Perhaps the only thing I would change is not slowing down that much when arriving near the end of the course. I got stock in a pack slowing down way too soon.
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

I had cramps in my calves during T2, so I decided to stretch my calves before starting the run. I lost a few positions there.
  • 25m 16s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 03s  min/km

The idea of walking kept coming back at the beginning of the run, but I told myself maybe a 100 times: "Walking is not an option". I allowed myself to slow down but never stop running. That's good because most people I passed were people walking.

The only problem is my injury, (iliotibial muscle syndrome) keeps bothering me during the run.
What would you do differently?:

Try to hold my pace.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around with my "Finisher's medal" hehe :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The swim is where I have the most potential to cut minutes off my total time. I really need to get better in this discipline.

Event comments:

I will really try to make the 2 other chapters of the T-REX serie.

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Last updated: 2009-07-13 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 880 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/250
Performance: Average
Suit: Nineteen Pipeline
Course: One round trip around dynosaur bueys.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:33:24 | 19 kms | 34.13 km/hr
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/250
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Very nice course in state park.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:18
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:16 | 05 kms | 05m 03s  min/km
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/250
Performance: Average
Course: Sidewalks and streets in state park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4