Sanford and Sun Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Sanford, Michigan
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 02m 2s
Overall Rank = 281/293
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 11/11
  • 19m 14s
  • 500 meters
  • 03m 51s / 100 meters

Was so worried I forgot to do an equipment check before swim thus as i got in water and pulled my goggles down "snap" they came unthreaded just as the "10 seconds to start" was made. shoved them in my wetsuit and tried to swim blind. Without the googles i lost some composer and set of too fast leading me to get tired very quickly and panic when i saw i was not to the first bouy yet. Being blind also made my navigation suffer as spotting was very tough. about 150m in i rolled to my back where i could breathe and navigate better but still went crooked a lot. swam almost entire thing on my back and spent a lot of energy i needed for bike.
What would you do differently?:

Pre race equipment check not just do i have it but is it set and ready to go.

More swimming and more open water work too.

better stroke management to much legs when arms we not tired.
Transition 1
  • 04m 53s

Purposly went slower to make sure went smooth. also needed to recompose after swim. Everything went great for first tri race.
What would you do differently?:

pick up pace from swim to bike i could have gone faster but did not want to rush through. Just need to go faster next time.
  • 53m 34s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 13.92 mile/hr

needed to push a little harder here. Did have a pedal clip fall off and drag after turn around. again with the faliure to check all equipment before race. helmet also was tight and may have been bumped in bag tightening it up a little. made small error in navigation as i read a 5km sign and thought 5 miles turn around should be close and got worried an slowed a bit until i realized my mistake thinking i had passed my turnaround.
What would you do differently?:

Check all gear before race did safty check but not pedal clips or helmet fit.

Push more at start.

Transition 2
  • 02m 11s

again slow due to focus on right not fast. I made no attempt to do either transitions fast concetrating on finishing the first tri.
What would you do differently?:

just spped up nothing different just do it quicker
  • 42m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 13m 34s  min/mile

Running is most difficult for me but just wanting to finish my first one run was more walk than naything else. could have pushed harder but was not worring about time at this point just enjoying day.
What would you do differently?:

More run training as this is most difficult area for me still.

push harder to go longer before walking
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was first tri so concetration was on finishing regardles off time.

Event comments:

Will be back next year to improve. Great location and course. Had heard a lot of bad things about race organizers prior but was really happy with everything that they did. Tri 101 on day before was huge help.

Last updated: 2009-05-10 12:00 AM
00:19:14 | 500 meters | 03m 51s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/11
Overall: 281/293
Performance: Below average
Suit: wetsuit
Course: U Shaped course 225m out 50m across 225m in.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:53
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:53:34 | 12.43 miles | 13.92 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/11
Overall: 264/293
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back course
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:42:12 | 03.11 miles | 13m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/11
Overall: 276/293
Performance: Below average
Course: curvy trail and road course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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] 3