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Interlochen, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines
73F / 23C
Total Time = 3h 58m 29s
Overall Rank = 188/196
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/3
Pre-race routine:

2 hrs prior at my nature valley granola bar with gatorade and an electrolyte supplement.
Event warmup:

prepared transition area, tried to calm my nerves, ate another half granola bar, with gatorade. Again needed help getting my wetsuit on properly...
  • 1h 12m 32s
  • 1500 yards
  • 04m 50s / 100 yards

See above
What would you do differently?:

Make sure my zipper is SECURE
Transition 1
  • 00m

for some reason my times were not recorded for this
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 32m
  • 25 miles
  • 16.30 mile/hr

no exact times, just an estimation from my computer.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m

alittle slower this time. The extended swim really threw me off. Again no times recorded
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 13m
  • 6.21 miles
  • 11m 46s  min/mile

good run on the hill, walked through a couple aid stations but kept moving
What would you do differently?:

drink gatorade throughout instead of alternating with water.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked and food

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the extended swim and wind

Event comments:

Due to the number of last minute registrants, they ran out of finisher medals before I got there. First oly under my belt.

Last updated: 2008-03-02 12:00 AM
01:12:32 | 1500 yards | 04m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/3
Overall: 0/196
Performance: Below average
Well, I started out good. Good rhythm and breathing and form. Maintaining a good pace for me and keeping up with the pack. got to the first buoy in good shape. Turned the bouy then things went downhill. The winds picked up and were causing the waves to spray and we were now against the current. Still trying to maintain rhythm I sighted the next buoy and found I was about 1/2 way to the next. (Sweet, I'm doing better than I expected!) I put my head back down for several minutes and when I sighted again the buoy was about 2X as far away as it was the 1st time it was sighted. ??? Maybe I was hallucinating. I kept swimming. By the time I finally felt like I was making progress a race official on a jet ski pointed to the several of us still out there to the third buoy and said the 2nd broke loose. How much further did we actually swim? I started heading to the 3rd buoy when I realized I was getting feeling of cool water on my back. I reached back and realized my wetsuit zipper was at my waist and had come off the track. #%$&* Thankfully one of the lifeguards had helped me out and I got back to swimming. Did a mix of freestyle, backstroke, and doggie paddle most of the rest of the way. I think my tri swims and cursed...
Suit: QRoo full
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:32:00 | 25 miles | 16.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/3
Overall: 0/196
Performance: Good
appx - my times were not recorded until the end of the run
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Strong headwind with gusts for 1st half. Nice tailwind for return trip. Some crosswinds, caused a crash
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
01:13:00 | 06.21 miles | 11m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/3
Overall: 0/196
An estimation based on my finish and bike computer time
Course: out and back with 1/2 way point 3/4 of the way up a massive hill. Decent run but on gravel roads and trail part of the way. Wind was not a factor here. sun on the worst part of the course
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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] 3

2008-07-14 12:31 PM

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