MotorCity Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Detroit, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 14m 54s
Overall Rank = 46/417
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 11/47
Pre-race routine:

Stop at McDonald's on the way downtown, and picked up a breakfast burrito... yumm..
Event warmup:

A little stretching before the start of our wave
  • 10m 5s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

should have considered the current a bit more when heading out to the second buoy. By the time I approached it, I had been sucked downstream. Ended up having to swim up-stream for about 15 yards to get to the buoy and round it.... i completely spent myself
What would you do differently?:

Need to do a better job sighting and overall navigation. Take into consideration the current
Transition 1
  • 04m 56s

should have been smarter with the timing chip. I tore it off when the wetsuit came off. Didn't realize it until I mounted the bike. Wasn't sure if I was going to get DQ'd, so I went back into T1 and searched my bag, turned my wetsuit inside out... finally found it on the ground... uggggh. I think I lost about 4 minutes here!!!
What would you do differently?:

tuck the timing chip under the wetsuit
  • 35m 6s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 21.25 mile/hr

Good biking leg. Our leg was the last to go, so the bike course was relatively clear.
What would you do differently?:

push a bit harder
Transition 2
  • 01m 31s

pretty straight forward here in T2...
What would you do differently?:

run with socks... this was my 2nd time running w/o socks... it was pretty gross when I was done.
  • 23m 17s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 06m 51s  min/mile

Good run. nice course
What would you do differently?:

push a bit harder
Post race
Warm down:

hung out had some pizza

What limited your ability to perform faster:

loosing the timing chip in T1 sucked. after that, it was a mental game for me. need to learn how to blow it off, and focus on the rest of the race.

Event comments:

First triathlon for me, so not much to base it off of. Truly enjoyed the race, the atmosphere and the Detroit skyline. Look forward to doing it next year!

Last updated: 2009-06-23 12:00 AM
00:10:05 | 547 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/47
Overall: 49/417
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full wetsuit
Course: Triangle, crossing current on the 2nd and 3rd legs
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 64F / 18C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 04:56
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:06 | 12.43 miles | 21.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/47
Overall: 61/417
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Very flat... nice course overall.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:31
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:17 | 03.4 miles | 06m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/47
Overall: 27/417
Performance: Good
Course: nice run. loved running through the trails. got a bit congested at times, but nothing significant.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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