MotorCity Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Detroit, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
72F / 22C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 268/361
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 25/31
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5:30, had a bagel with PB, a banana and some gatorade. Packed the bike and drove to the island.
Event warmup:

tried to figure out what time my wave was, wait forever to get marked and my chip, then go to the bathroom. But good story the Porta Potty I was waiting in line for was taken away while 20 were in line. Apparently the rental period for it was over. Nice.
  • 16m 59s
  • 547 yards
  • 03m 07s / 100 yards

Okay I can't swim and if it wasn't for the fact that I could stand up lin half of the swim I probably would have taken an hour. My technique goes out the door because I panic. I saw person after person go by me but I did everything I could to keep going.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 03m 56s

I did run to T1 this time but I was beat.
What would you do differently?:

Better job getting ready
  • 40m 54s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.23 mile/hr

Like an idiot I adjusted my seat too low before the race. Why I don't know but I think it affected my cadence. I need a fitting. I think I was getting a side stitch too. At times I felt like I need aero bars for more comfort.
What would you do differently?:

Adjust seat better. Give a 110 percent effort.
Transition 2
  • 02m 46s

Better than I thought but I ended up chatting with a guy next to me. Some put their bike over my stuff. Pissed me off.
What would you do differently?:

  • 33m 39s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 09m 54s  min/mile

Not sure what happened here but my legs were shot and I was tired. I drank way too much and felt it. Sluggish, too many stops walking.
What would you do differently?:

Keep running no matter what. A 61 year old man flew by me
Post race
Warm down:

Got some water. Heed makes me sick.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mentally I was not prepared. I did not give it my all.

Event comments:

This was a poorly organized race. With the cryptic prerace emails to the crappy markings/chip organization to the wave designation this should have been better put together.

Last updated: 2008-03-01 12:00 AM
00:16:59 | 547 yards | 03m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 25/31
Overall: 319/361
Performance: Bad
Suit: Orca
Course: It was a triangular setup
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:54 | 12.43 miles | 18.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 22/31
Overall: 223/361
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Two laps around the island. Little bumpy.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:33:39 | 03.4 miles | 09m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/31
Overall: 251/361
Performance: Bad
Course: Through middle of island trail and back.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2