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Hopkins, Michigan
United States
74F / 23C
Total Time = 2h 28m 56s
Overall Rank = 84/269
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 16/41
Pre-race routine:

Bagel w/PB, Powerade, Banana
#2 en route at McD's.

  • 27m 13s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 49s / 100 meters

I started in the middle toward the front as I'm gaining confidence with my swim. This time, I took it relatively easy through the first couple hundred meters and fell into a rhythm quickly. I still am more comfortable swimming in open water vs. in a group. I just don't do well drafting.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

Much better than last year. However, I had trouble with my suit hanging up on my ankles. 23rd out of 41 in age group.
  • 1h 12m 16s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.63 mile/hr

The battery on my bike computer died. However, not a big deal on the race. I kept my HR on the low end of Z4, staying aerobic on the hills.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

Everything went well except for loosing some seconds to go back and get race belt/number. Still, much better than last year. 23rd out of 41 in age group.
What would you do differently?:

Use my head...
  • 46m 37s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

I felt OK coming off the bike. The legs were good. I started running at what I thought was a strong pace. However, I hit the 1-mile mark at a much slower time than expected (8:35 vs. 7:30). I was feeling a little crappy and resolved to get water and GU and slow down a bit for mile two. However, that split came at 7:56? I began to settle and miles 4-6 were all about 7:20-7:30. I later determined that mile 1 was closer to 7:20, as my split included T2, due to not hitting the lap function on my watch.

time pace Avg HR End HR
7:20 7:20 162 166
7:52 7:52 160 161
7:57 7:57 161 161
7:28 7:28 162 165
7:20 7:20 165 167
7:20 7:20 168 167
1:20 6:40 170 175
6.2 0:46:37 7:31 163
What would you do differently?:

Again, remember to bring my head...
Post race
Warm down:

walk, eat, drive home

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I had a tough two weeks leading to race. Overseas travel and back-to-back 70-hour work weeks did me in...

I did Johan's in 2007 as my first Oly in 2:39:42 (20th out of 38). So, I was nearly 11 minutes faster this year! My swim was 3:17 faster, bike was 1:54 faster, run was 3:06 faster and transitions were 2:28 faster.

Event comments:

Definitely a great race for beginners and experienced triathletes. The race tends to get really fast people to show up (overall winner was 1:59:44), yet it is extremely beginner-friendly.

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Last updated: 2008-01-04 12:00 AM
00:27:13 | 1500 meters | 01m 49s / 100meters
Age Group: 17/41
Overall: 88/269
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 155, Max HR: 164
Suit: QR Ultrajohn
Course: ~725m out, left ~25m, 750m back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:12:16 | 24.85 miles | 20.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/41
Overall: 83/269
Performance: Average
Avg HR: 155, Max HR: 161
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:46:37 | 06.21 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/41
Overall: 128/269
Performance: Average
AHR = 163 MHR = 175
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2008-06-29 8:54 PM

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Subject: Johans Tri-Fest

2008-06-30 5:46 AM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Johans Tri-Fest
Wow, that's great improvement across the board from last years results!  Impressive, especially considering the travel and work issues.
2008-06-30 7:13 AM
in reply to: #1497851

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Subject: RE: Johans Tri-Fest
Great race ... again!  Congratulations of beating your previous time by so much!  That's a testament to your training. 
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