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Brighton, Michigan
United States
Running Fit
94F / 34C
Total Time = 6h 30m
Overall Rank = 246/250
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 19/19
Pre-race routine:

When i arrived at ilra i checked out the setup and got marked. back to the car to get my 2 bags (needed a bag just for water bottles because it was like fire outside). went straight to transition and laid out all my things in order. filled my aero bottle with a little gatorade and icecubes in hopes that the it would still be cold while on the bike. i also put a wine bottle chiller on the aero bottle. didn't help. changed my clothes and hung at the tent with kristen, dave, trish, runnergirl and my boys, joe and tim.
Event warmup:

after deciding to wear my wesuit i tried to stay in the water as long as possible to stay cool.
  • 25m 59s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 57s / 100 yards

i really thought my swim was strong. smooth for sure. my strongest swim ever and felt good.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 15s

even though my t1 area was well organized i was not when i get there. i couldn't get my act together. i took my bike off the rack before i had my helmet on.
What would you do differently?:

practice, practice, practice!
  • 49m 20s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 15.08 mile/hr

bike was o.k. not great but o.k. the course was a winding one. i was doing fair and had decided i would have some gu at mile 9. after a struggle with getting the gu open my speed dropped considerably. after gu and a drink i came around a curve going about 5 mph and straight ahead was a good size hill about 50 yards ahead. fml. heat was not much of a factor.
What would you do differently?:

practice!!!! need to figure out a solution to gu on the ride.
Transition 2
  • 02m 2s

good transition.
What would you do differently?:

need to run more without socks.
  • 43m 29s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 14m 02s  min/mile

the run was good for the first 1.5 miles. at the first water station i had some gatorade and that didn't settle well. between the heat and the nausea i felt shot. walked for a bit, ran, no water at the 2nd station, walked. then joe came out the run me in. we walked and talked for a bit and then i ran the last 1/2 in. longest 3 miles of my life.
What would you do differently?:

no gatorade on the run! drink less at the end of bike. run more.
Post race
Warm down:

fruit at the tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

let's see what july brings! :-)

Last updated: 2009-06-25 12:00 AM
00:25:59 | 880 yards | 02m 57s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/250
Performance: Good
Suit: full wet
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:49:20 | 12.4 miles | 15.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/19
Overall: 0/250
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 02:02
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:43:29 | 03.1 miles | 14m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/19
Overall: 0/250
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2009-06-25 4:37 PM

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Subject: Triceratops Tri

2009-06-25 4:44 PM
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Subject: RE: Triceratops Tri

Nice race yesterday!  It was good to see you again.  Dave got a few good pictures of you...I will send them over shortly.

Your boys seem really nice!  That was cool that they came out to watch.

2009-06-25 6:02 PM
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Middleville, MI
Subject: RE: Triceratops Tri
Nice race.  I am in your age group, I have a feeling we probably saw eachother out there a few times as I struggled on the run too.  One thing, I know it probably seemed like a 6 hour and 30 minute race but you might want to modify your finishing time.
2009-06-25 6:31 PM
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Grass Lake, MI
Subject: RE: Triceratops Tri
Nice Race!!  I think the heat got to all of us.  It was great to see you out there!!  How awesome was it of your son to run you in to the finish line!
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