Sanford & Sun Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Sanford, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines
77F / 25C
Total Time = 1h 25m 34s
Overall Rank = 144/269
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 17/18
Pre-race routine:

To sleep at 11:00PM, had a hard time sleeping, up at 5:00AM, for a scrambled egg, toast, and a banana. This was followed by a lot of water.
Event warmup:

Jogged up and down the beach a couple of times. Light stretching and a short swim to get use to the water.
  • 10m 12s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 02s / 100 meters

I started from the back of the pack in the swim. Used breaststroke mainly to navigate through the pack or around it. A lot of weeds in the first 200m, but I was able to switch to freestyle after rounding the second bouy.
What would you do differently?:

Start the swim at the front of the pack, I spent far too much time swimming around slower and poor navigating swimmers.
Transition 1
  • 02m 24s

Went surprisingly well, everything went pretty much to plan. I think a little more hurried pace would allow a little bit faster time without too much stumbling. Possibly try going without socks and shoes clipped into pedals already.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing at this point.
  • 39m 53s
  • 12.24 miles
  • 18.41 mile/hr

Bike felt pretty good and I passed quite a few people from previous waves. Jon, Steve, and Chris (the runners) caught me in the last 1/4 of the bike...darn!
What would you do differently?:

Hydrate more, and put aerobars on the bike. Aiming for a 19.5mph average next time.
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

Went pretty good. Transition went fairly quick and I just took my time to gather myself and prepare for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Have feet out of shoes before enter transition area.
  • 32m 1s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 17s  min/mile

Walked half the time, but I finished strong. It ended up being my fastest 5K yet. I beat all of my training runs and finished worn out.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster and longer!
Post race
Warm down:

Drink water, nibble on bagels, and tri not to puke. Talk to family and cheered others on.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough hydration on the bike for the run.

Event comments:

Great race, beautiful venue. Plan to race for many years to come. Plus it was my first Tri! Amazing experience and I'm hooked, now off to purchase aerobars and a tri-saddle.

Last updated: 2008-04-01 12:00 AM
00:10:12 | 500 meters | 02m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 70/269
Performance: Good
Suit: BT LG Tri Shorts
Course: Triangle course, easy to navigate.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:24
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:39:53 | 12.24 miles | 18.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/18
Overall: 73/269
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:06
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:01 | 03.11 miles | 10m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/18
Overall: 236/269
Performance: Average
Course: Nice course throught the woods and a small residential area.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5