MotorCity Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Detroit, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines
Total Time = 1h 33m
Overall Rank = 36/74
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 5/12
Pre-race routine:

Set up my transition. Ate half a powerbar and rode my bike to T1. There were two seperate transition areas.
Event warmup:

Rode my bike and ran to the bathroom.
  • 10m 46s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

This was a poor swim for me. The current really made a difference and rouding the buoy took everything I had. I was top 10 out of the water for the women. I was really happy with that.

Had a minor freakout in the beginning. I hate swimming in weeds and there were tons of them! Just long enough to brush against you during the swim. YUCK!
What would you do differently?:

More OWS. I need to get a little more comfortable with the weeds and murkiness. I'm a lifelong pool swimmer.
Transition 1
  • 04m 10s

I could have been faster here. I took some time washing my feet but it was worth it on the bike. Sandy feet would have been painful!
  • 41m 28s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 17.99 mile/hr

I have never ridden at that pace on my mountain bike! I guess switching to the Fat Boy slicks was an excellent idea!! I was very happy with my bike performance.
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s

Super fast. It would have been faster had I not tried to exit the wrong way!
  • 35m 44s
  • 3.24 miles
  • 11m 02s  min/mile

Very slow run for me. I drank too much on the bike so my stomach was full of water for the first mile. I didn't drink much during the run. I splashed some water over my head.

The nature trail they sent us through was really rough. I was surprised at the amount of potholes, sticks, mud, etc. The race instructions has said it was blacktop.
What would you do differently?:

Not drink so much on the bike so I could have run faster. Also, I should have turned it up a little bit sooner!
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, re-hydrated, and ate bananas and watermelon. Then, has a well-deserved beer with the other 5 people I raced with.

Event comments:

This race was a good first triathlon for me. I had a blast and thanks to BT, I knew way more on transitions, race organization, etc than my newbie friends did. I am so excited to be a triathlete!!

I will upload pics later. My awesome BF and good friend took tons of photos and they were cheering all of us on!

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Last updated: 2006-06-26 12:00 AM
00:10:46 | 547 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 12/74
Performance: Average
Suit: Xterra Sleveless Wetsuit
Course: Swim out against the current and back to the beach.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: High
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:10
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:41:28 | 12.43 miles | 17.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/12
Overall: 12/74
Wind: Some
Course: Flat and smooth.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Too much
Time: 00:50
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:35:44 | 03.24 miles | 11m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/12
Overall: 12/74
Performance: Below average
Course: Rough
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4