Grand Rapids Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
United States
Grand Rapids Triathlon
75F / 24C
Total Time = 5h 32m 55s
Overall Rank = 66/161
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 7/20
Pre-race routine:

Got to the venue early. Set up and got familure with the area
  • 35m 28s
  • 2100 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Great swim very little chop. A little bit of an issue with looking into the sun on the way back but overall no problems.
Transition 1
  • 03m 35s

still need to work on faster transitions
  • 2h 44m 39s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.41 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 02m 16s
  • 2h 06m 59s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

Run was slower then I had hoped for. This reace being as early in the season as it is I did not have the overall bike fitness to pull off a better run.
Post race
Event comments:

They did a good job on this race for it being their first season. There were a few wrinkles that will need to be worked out but over all it was a well run event.

Last updated: 2010-11-30 12:00 AM
00:35:28 | 2100 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/20
Overall: 0/161
Performance: Good
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:35
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:44:39 | 56 miles | 20.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/20
Overall: 0/161
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: First (and last) 4-5 miles of the bike coarse were a little rough. The rest of the coarse was relitively smoth with some rolling hills. Broke a spoke about a mile befolre t2 so took it real easy coming in.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:16
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
02:06:59 | 13.1 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/20
Overall: 0/161
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 4