MotorCity Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Detroit, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 24m 44s
Overall Rank = 113/224
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 11/31
Pre-race routine:

Did not sleep well, maybe 5 hrs sleep. woke 5 am. One pack oatmeal and two pieces dry wheat toast, got a coffee on the road. Should of stopped at bank night before for money as I was a walk up racer, did not know if they took credit. Put me behind schedule. Arived later than I wanted took longer than I thought to register, did not get race shirt( teach me not to sign up earlier). Did not get a bathing cap.

  • 12m 51s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 21s / 100 yards

need more hours in water, work on heart rate.
What would you do differently?:

swim faster?
Transition 1
  • 02m 20s

Went faster than A.A. Still slow with the two transition areas, had to package everything up for someone else to bring back to t2.
What would you do differently?:

Need to learn how to work on suit and helmet at same time.
  • 37m 53s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.69 mile/hr

Felt good on bike for the most part. Forgot to set computer before race.
Consumed two gu's on bike and 1/2 bottle gatorade and half bottle water.
What would you do differently?:

need to get a tri bar watering system

Transition 2
  • 02m

Not to bad, had the toggle locks, that helped over the last race. Ran with glasses on, don't know that I care for that.
  • 29m 42s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 08m 44s  min/mile

need more speed training, got passed alot by next waves. Need more bricks.
What would you do differently?:

no riding or racing on the days before
Post race
Warm down:

none, drank water ate pizza, met and talked to people

What limited your ability to perform faster:

8k race friday and rode 25mi. day before, need more rest I think, results of poor planning

Event comments:

No porta johns, no race cap at sign in (I forgot to get one). not enough markers,or timing chips. Two days later and still have not found out my results.

Last updated: 2008-06-15 12:00 AM
00:12:51 | 547 yards | 02m 21s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/31
Overall: 102/224
Performance: Below average
Suit: yes
Course: Not much deep water, walked quite a bit. Started on beach 40-49 males ran in to a 100 ft shallow corridor. Bunched up at first two bouys had to stand to sort people out, opened up a little after that. I need to relax alot more, sighting is in dire need of work also.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Bad
Time: 02:20
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:37:53 | 12.43 miles | 19.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/31
Overall: 134/224
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: two laps on belle isle. flat with a little hill. Nice and wide in most of the course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:29:42 | 03.4 miles | 08m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/31
Overall: 151/224
Performance: Below average
Course: Road and path course out and back. three watering stations
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3