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Lansing, Michigan
United States
65F / 18C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 09m 35s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = F 30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/31
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5am, had instant cream of wheat, grabbed hot (caffeinated) tea & jumped in the car. Tom was out walking the dogs so I called him to wish him luck on his race (Dexter/Ann Arbor half) from the road. 1 hour drive with a rest stop for a rumbly tummy and then I was there! Managed to park right next to Shortyy, who is indeed, short. :) We walked our stuff through the park and then I went to register, get marked & chip-ed. This is the first time I've seen the transition area organized long ways- there were 500 participants and only 2 really LONG racks. It was tricky to decide where to set up shop, but I was happy with my spot near the bike in/out end. Less running on my cleats.
Event warmup:

Got in the water, swam & peed. :) Start was delayed as they moved the bouys in a bit since the course looked way long (I was secretly disappointed since the swim is my strong suit!) .
Swim
  • 06m 26s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards
Comments:

I started in the first line of women since last year I kept getting stuck behind the slower swimmers. This was a huge race for first timers, so I figured it would be cake. Not so- The first 25yds were shallow so as we started, i ran, dove, and started swimming right away but there were women right next to me running (and keeping up, which was unnerving!). It was mega washing machine and I was a bit thrown off. I was basically swimming with my head out of the water in order to keep and eye on everyone. Sighting was easy due to the bodies... but I struggled to get into a smooth, long rhythm because I was in fight mode! I realize that sighting every stroke was also affecting my breathing- I wasn't getting enough air. Soon enough, I was picking up guys who'd started first but couldn't swim. And then I'd reached the weeds and it was all over. Trixie was there to wave at me as I ran to my bike.
What would you do differently?:

Swim my own race, scary legs and arms and feet be damned! I can do better than this. Oh, I still hate swimming in a wetsuit, can't wait till I don't need it.
Transition 1
  • 02m 48s
Comments:

I realized, while standing around at the start, that I'd forgotten breakfast Part B (part A had been at 5am in my kitchen, I'd planned to have a cliff bar in the car too). I was hungry on the swim so I grabbed a gu as I put my shoes, etc. on and this took time. I knew I couldn't handle it while on the bike though, so it couldn't be avoided. Otherwise, this was pretty good. Would be better sans wetsuit- it caught on my chip and then I had to fix that. The top 3 in my AG all did it in a minute something, so plenty of room to improve.
What would you do differently?:

Remember to eat more before the race. Chop the ankles off my wetsuit?
Bike
  • 33m 49s
  • 9.94 miles
  • 17.64 mile/hr
Comments:

I'm still scared of the bike leg, but this went really well! Just looking at the results- (the ranking columns are a little confusing as there are 4, can't figure out which goes to which) it appears that I ranked 4th in my AG! That blows my mind. The difference a new bike makes! So yeah- I cruised on my bike, wasn't sure how hard to go, but one of my teammates was in sight so I just stuck with her. I was a little irritated w/myself for passing back and forth with a woman and a man on hybrids... (the woman ended up taking 3rd in my AG !!) but I did finally get ahead of them. I even spent some time in my aero bars as the course had some really long/straight sections. The potholes were marked with orange & pink spray paint though and for awhile I could have sworn my bike was drawn to the paint markings. This seemed like an awesome new bike debut! (no unclipping problems, but I did almost fall over at the finish line trying to get my leg over the top bar...embarassing!). I had a blast though and remembered to thank the volunteers as I went around the corners. It was really, really fun!
What would you do differently?:

Not fall over at the end. Remember breakfast. Learn to ride in aero. Not slow down quite as much on the turns?
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s
Comments:

This was in & out - no problems.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, just get faster!
Run
  • 25m 20s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 09s  min/mile
Comments:

This is 8 seconds off my stand alone 5k PR. I didn't remember to take splits with my watch, but had I known that I would have been shocked- I really had no idea how fast I was running. I felt really solid and really consistent. I was in a very good mood, still saying hi to everyone and joking with the other runners. Didn't bother with the water stops as I was almost done. At the turn around, the woman from the hybrid caught me and passed me but she was cruising and very quickly out of sight (she ran a 23:57 5k). I needed to put more space between us on the bike as our total time is only 29 seconds apart.

Basically, I had a blast.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with BTers and gorged on pizza & bananas! :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

A little panic on the swim and inexperience on the bike.

Event comments:

Smooth, well organized race and a very fun start to the season!! Wish I'd have known about it last year when I did my first!




Last updated: 2008-04-25 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:06:26 | 437 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/31
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: full wetsuit
Course: Triangle shaped.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:48
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:33:49 | 9.94 miles | 17.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/31
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course:
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:25:20 | 03.11 miles | 08m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/31
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: meandering through the trees trail. Pretty!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2008-06-01 3:56 PM

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2008-06-01 4:01 PM
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Awesome job, girl.  And SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU AGAIN!!  you really need to come out more in the winter!!
2008-06-01 4:27 PM
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Nice job! An impressive start to your tri season.
2008-06-01 6:49 PM
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Great job today! You posted solid times in all three legs. Nice opening to your season.
2008-06-01 8:01 PM
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Nice report.  Where did you find the splits?  I don't have them. 
2008-06-01 8:11 PM
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nm, I found it.


2008-06-01 10:05 PM
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Awesome job today, it was nice to finally meet you.  Yes for the record, I am short!! 

We are for sure going to have to get together this summer and do some training....

2008-06-01 10:23 PM
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Way to go Jaclyn! Looks like you have great base to build on for Big Fish.
2008-06-02 9:22 AM
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You totally rocked this.  Nice times in all 3 legs.  Wow.  Congratulations!

2008-06-02 10:16 AM
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Great job girl!  You rock!

  I'm sure I'll see you at Island Lake on Thursdays throughout the summer.  And I'm signing up for Big Fish this week....so I'll see you there as well.

2008-06-02 10:20 AM
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Awesome job

Don't look at the paint as your bike goes where you look so look where you want to go

Rockin' splits and wow what a fast 5K. 4th in your AG is soooo goood!

Congrats!!! 

 



2008-06-02 7:12 PM
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Great job!! Your going to kick butt at Big Fish The new bike seems to be growing nicely on you
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