General Discussion Race Reports! » The Experience at Frankenmuth - Sprint Course Rss Feed  
Moderators: Ron Reply

The Experience at Frankenmuth - Sprint Course - Triathlon


View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Frankenmuth, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
58F / 14C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 26m 25s
Overall Rank = 75/195
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 10/14
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:30, had protein shake, pb & honey sandwich, coffee. Left house a little after 5, got to venue a little after 6.
Event warmup:

No warm - up
Swim
  • 16h 45m
  • 500 meters
  • 3h 21m / 100 meters
Comments:

Swim was horrendous. Never could get it going. Ended up doing breast stoke most of the time.
What would you do differently?:

Warm-up, use wetsuit, train more in open water
Transition 1
  • 03m 29s
Comments:

my tri top was too tight and couldn't get it on when wet. wasted time doing that. ended up going shirtless.
What would you do differently?:

practice transitions, practice mounting bike more.
Bike
  • 35m 52s
  • 20 kms
  • 33.72 km/hr
Comments:

pushed hard on bike. had cramps in both calves, first the right, then the left.
What would you do differently?:

learn to drink on the bike. should have known the course better. get more comfortable with mounting and dismounting.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s
Comments:

lost time by slowing down and dismounting too early.
What would you do differently?:

practice dismounting more. try getting out of shoes while on bike.
Run
  • 29m 8s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 54s  min/km
Comments:

right quad cramped badly about halfway in.
What would you do differently?:

train more. take in more fluids and electrolytes earlier in race.
Post race
Warm down:

kept walking to try to loosen up cramps. drank bottle of water and cup of heed. ate slice of watermelon, half a banana, and two cookies.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not enough open water swimming, no wetsuit, primarily to keep warm before start, no warm up, not enough fluids and electrolytes during bike, not enough longer endurance oriented training in the last month.

Event comments:

This was my first ever tri. I learned a lot, and had a blast!




Last updated: 2013-08-05 12:00 AM
Swimming
16:45:00 | 500 meters | 3h 21m / 100meters
Age Group: 12/14
Overall: 131/195
Performance: Bad
Suit: tri-shorts
Course: up river, then back
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:29
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:35:52 | 20 kms | 33.72 km/hr
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 24/195
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: farmland, open course, some slight rolling hills but pretty flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:12
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:29:08 | 05 kms | 05m 54s  min/km
Age Group: 7/14
Overall: 103/195
Performance: Below average
Course: mostly asphalt, some gravel. mostly flat but some uphill at end.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

{postbutton}
2013-08-05 2:28 PM

New user
0

Subject: The Experience at Frankenmuth - Sprint Course
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
{postbutton}
General Discussion Race Reports! » The Experience at Frankenmuth - Sprint Course Rss Feed  
RELATED POSTS

Tour de Frankenmuth

Started by jkartz
Views: 173 Posts: 1

2008-06-13 11:11 AM jkartz

Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon - Sprint Course

Started by hundoracer
Views: 766 Posts: 5

2007-06-26 7:31 PM rjl171

Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon - Sprint Course

Started by sedulus
Views: 816 Posts: 2

2007-05-26 6:00 AM drdi

2007 JCC Indoor Triathlon (sprint course)

Started by shepherd
Views: 607 Posts: 3

2007-02-11 6:24 PM shepherd

Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon - Sprint Course

Started by van_paulus
Views: 1045 Posts: 2

2006-07-03 7:48 AM drdi
RELATED ARTICLES
date : April 27, 2011
author : brumby11
comments : 5
An impending baby inspires a father to become fit, along the way discovering world of triathlon
 
date : September 8, 2008
author : pjwalzphd
comments : 2
When I told my husband that I planned to work toward completing a sprint triathlon, he smiled and was supportive, but a bit disbelieving.
date : February 5, 2008
author : Team BT
comments : 0
Complete course preview of the North East triathlon on 8/17/2008 featuring a Sprint and a Olympic distance race. Mark your calendars!
 
date : January 1, 2008
author : Team BT
comments : 0
Complete course preview of the Philadelphia Women's Only Triathlon in Pennsylvania featuring a Sprint and a Duathlon race. Mark your calendars!
date : December 3, 2007
author : Team BT
comments : 1
Complete course preview of the New Jersey State triathlon featuring a Sprint and a Olympic distance race. Mark your calendars!
 
date : November 22, 2007
author : Team BT
comments : 1
Complete course preview of the Black Bear triathlon in Pennsylvania featuring a Sprint and a 1/2 Ironman distance race. Mark your calendars!
date : October 4, 2007
author : AdamA
comments : 4
I was passing others who were saying, "Good job, 587" (that was my race number). People were cheering me on. These were the nicest people I have ever been around!
 
date : October 2, 2005
author : writers2
comments : 20
My First Half Ironman Experience-A Slow, Fat, Old Triathlete. Here is my story of my first, and probably only Half Ironman. I’m an almost 52 year old, VERY Athena triathlete.