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Kalkaska, Michigan
United States
40F / 4C
Total Time = 3h 06m 49s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 19-34
Age Group Rank = 18/27
Pre-race routine:

My wave didn't start until 11:20 so I woke up at my normal time 0800 and ate cereal and had hot chocolate to warm up. Had some soda while driving to friend's to catch ride to the start line.
Event warmup:

easy spinning for about 10 minutes while just trying to stay warm!
  • 3h 06m 49s
  • 27 miles
  • 8.67 mile/hr

This was AWESOME! The rain/sleet made it that much more interesting. The course was well marked and there was never a time during the race when I was out of sight of other racers. No loneliness here! Lots of areas for locals to watch and cheer and the aid stations were well stocked.
What would you do differently?:

Train more. I focused more on my fall marathon than this race and I wish I had evened out my training. Also needed 1 salt tablet due to cramping near the end.
Post race
Warm down:

Just relax.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Focused more on running this fall than biking, also not knowing the course. Some people in front of me didn't go through the sand efficiently and caused me to slow/stop. Singletrack areas were impossible to pass on.

Event comments:

I'll be there next year!

Last updated: 2008-03-10 12:00 AM
03:06:49 | 27 miles | 8.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/27
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: mtn bike course with a mix of single-track, 2-track, and fire roads. Mostly packed hard course with some areas of deep loose sand. Rolling hills the whole 27 miles - some VERY steep. I liked the random signs along the course "hinting" what was ahead.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2008-11-15 10:05 PM

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