T-Rex Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Brighton, Michigan
United States
Running Fit Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 12m 7s
Overall Rank = 45/474
Age Group = 35-39 Male
Age Group Rank = 6/51
Pre-race routine:

Stress over my first race swim without wetsuit ;)
Event warmup:

Very little time to warm up in the water.
  • 16m 51s
  • 875 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

The swim was a nightmare again. I really need to figure out how to chill, find my pace and hold it. After 200 meters, I was back on my side, doing some side crawling. Also resorted to backstroking a few times. Kept breatinh really heavy the whole time.

Good note: I did a much better job with navigation this time. Having my head out of the water so much certainly helped though.
What would you do differently?:

More practice. Need to be able to hold my crwal for the complete course!
Transition 1
  • 00m 36s

Really worked to improve my transition and it showed. No wetsuit to remove certainly helped too.

My shoes were on my bike, and I slipped into them after jumping on my bike and getting to speed first. It worked very well. I just need more practice slipping in my shoes while rolling so that I can do it faster.
What would you do differently?:

  • 31m 9s
  • 12 miles
  • 23.11 mile/hr

Started strong, but had some weak moments. I did better than last time on the same track by about 40 seconds, which is pretty good for me.
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s

Better than last time, but had to remove my left shoe to replace my sock properly: I had the stich in the wrong place, loosing 10-15 seconds.
  • 22m 28s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile

My calves were tight for the first km, but started feeling better afterwards. I really wanted to do a faster pace than last time (which was already good for me) and I did. For once, I was especially strong for thr last 200-300 yards, which I usually fail to achieve. Very happy with my run overall.

I can feel I taxed my body though because I have sore legs today...
Post race
Warm down:

None.. I really should strech though.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My usual problems in the swim. Really can't complain about my bike and run legs.

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Last updated: 2009-08-16 12:00 AM
00:16:51 | 875 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/51
Overall: 235/474
Performance: Below average
Suit: No
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:36
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:31:09 | 12 miles | 23.11 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/51
Overall: 20/474
Wind: Little
Course: Rollign hills in a park.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:50
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:22:28 | 03.11 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/51
Overall: 73/474
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
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] 4