T-Rex Tri - Triathlon

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Brighton, Michigan
United States
RF Events
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 18m 49s
Overall Rank = 109/441
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 19/49
Pre-race routine:

Easy day at work. I was going to arrive early to the park but then the skies opened with a deluge of rain and wind. Waited for the storm to pass. So I arrived about 4:30pm. Earlier in the week I got my bike tuned up.
Event warmup:

I swam in the water for ten minutes to get a feel for the temp.
  • 18m 54s
  • 890 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

The swim went well and I think my time felt faster than the posted time. Some of the lost time was getting to the shore and not being certain if I should keep swimming or run in the shallow water.
Transition 1
  • 00m 45s

I had a little trouble clicking in the shoes on the right side. No wetsuit to worry about on this warm night.
What would you do differently?:

I want to learn how to have the pedals and shoes ready for me to just jump onto the bike.
  • 33m 23s
  • 11.7 miles
  • 21.03 mile/hr

The course was crowded with slower people from the earlier waves. I honestly got too much free speed from drafting behind people. I tried to pass or create space but it was crowded.
Transition 2
  • 00m 30s

I went down the wrong row and I also struggled to pedal with my feet on top of the shoes.
  • 25m 15s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 09s  min/mile

I think I had some room in the tank to go faster.
Post race
Warm down:

I enjoyed the free massage. The food looked good but I had little appetite. I was surprised at how much I did not want the sugar from the free cookies.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Struggled with pacing on the run. How fast can I go in a 5k? Most of my training has been to get ready for Louisville so the speed training has been absent.

Event comments:

I love the live music, great food, and overall sense of atmosphere. I am also glad that the rain and wind moved past before the start of the race.

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Last updated: 2016-08-18 12:00 AM
00:18:54 | 890 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/441
Performance: Average
Course: Triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:33:23 | 11.7 miles | 21.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/441
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling hills in Island Lake with some wet pavement. The bike course is shorter than their posted 12.4 miles, which is okay with me.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:15 | 03.1 miles | 08m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/441
Performance: Average
Course: paved course in Island lake with a weird loop in a parking lot.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5