MotorCity Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Detroit, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 10m 7s
Overall Rank = 35/416
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 4/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 0400, ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, then shaved my legs/chest one last time. Also drank a Gatorade.

Got my family up to come with me.
Event warmup:

Just stretching! I dont like warmups.
  • 09m 11s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Very shallow water, like the last time I did this race in 08. So the first 200 out, at least 10 people in my wave were walking. Plus my wave was the last one.

I gained a lot of ground after we got in the deeper water, passed tons of people.
What would you do differently?:

Um, not do a shallow race. Or learn how to deal with it. Idk.
Transition 1
  • 02m 35s

I need to work on this T1, getting socks on and other stuff adds on too much time. Some people are a whole minute faster!
What would you do differently?:

Practice or train without socks? Idk
  • 32m 25s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 23.01 mile/hr

Kept it crankin in the big gear because of the flats. Of course my cadence was lower than usual, but I averaged 23 mph. Can't complain.

Drank way too much Perpetuem, which hurt me later.
What would you do differently?:

Not drink as much. Oh and train in the big gear more!
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

I rushed the shit out of this one! Still slower than some people, but whatever!
What would you do differently?:

Train on getting off the bike better
  • 24m 54s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 07m 19s  min/mile

Drank too much on the bike, so my stomach was tight. At least it forced me to make my abs look good!

I was slow for the first mile or so, then got progressively faster until after I finished. Drank water only at the aid stations, remembering last triathlon with gatorade, so no puking!

What would you do differently?:

Do more hard bike/hard run brick sets to prepare my body.

Get my drinking ratio correct.
Post race
Warm down:

Sipped some drink they gave me, nibbled food. Stretched a little.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Shallow water on the swim, sucking at transition areas, not enough big gear cycling practice

Event comments:

Other than the swim, I think the course is great!

Last updated: 2010-02-25 12:00 AM
00:09:11 | 547 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/13
Overall: 57/416
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri Suit
Course: Triangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:35
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:32:25 | 12.43 miles | 23.01 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/13
Overall: 35/416
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 2.5 laps around the island, very flat and fast.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 83
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:05
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:54 | 03.4 miles | 07m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/13
Overall: 66/416
Performance: Below average
Course: A sort of out and back with about 1 mile of wooded section, the rest on a road.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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