MotorCity Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Detroit, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 22m 13s
Overall Rank = 118/417
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/41
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal, coffee, bannana, water/gatorade while waiting-maybe too much
Event warmup:

Some swimming and jumping jacks
  • 11m 5s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

good sighting !!! We were the last of 10(?) waves. It was very calm early in the AM, but very light chop by the time my wave went.
What would you do differently?:

nothing-pretty good swim
Transition 1
  • 02m 4s

I jumped on, cliped in and went. Smoothest so far for me--next maybe rubber band trick ?

Sue and kids screaming Go Dad! Very funny.

What would you do differently?:

glide on ankles
  • 38m 43s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.26 mile/hr

Pretty good pace- my best ever, but very flat with little wind. I could have gone a little faster. I tried getting into the big ring, but gave up and stayed in small ring.

I did get feet out of shoes which made for awesome T2 tine!
What would you do differently?:

Not much, other than run the course in advance and make sure I was in the right gears. Also try rubber band trick.
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s

I am sure this was my best T2 ever-even screwing around with shoes some.
What would you do differently?:

Need to go no socks next time. Maybe yanks too.
  • 28m 53s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 08m 30s  min/mile

Small cramp on the way out, as usual started felling good and picked up the pace on the 2nd half.
What would you do differently?:

Practice bike to run more
Post race
Warm down:

jogged, stretched, water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of training

Event comments:

I thought 3d did not do well.
not enough port-a-johns--LONG LINES
not enough people marking--LONG LINES
not enough people distributing chips--LONG LINES
FINISH to race not coned off properly-I went the wrong way until corrected by crowd

Last updated: 2009-06-16 12:00 AM
00:11:05 | 547 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/41
Overall: 0/417
Performance: Good
Suit: yes
Course: started in the water -left hand turns around course
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:43 | 12.43 miles | 19.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/41
Overall: 0/417
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Flat around Belle Isle-very beautiful
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:29
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:53 | 03.4 miles | 08m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/41
Overall: 0/417
Performance: Average
Course: Flat
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? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3