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Grand Haven, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
Total Time = 3h 13m 41s
Overall Rank = 135/177
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 6/8
Pre-race routine:

Had everything packed the night before. Filled water bottle and hopped on the bike.
Event warmup:

Walked a mile and a half to the swim start. Stretched well.
  • 44m 11s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 41s / 100 yards

Some pretty good size rollers in the big pond today. Once I was out of the crowd I got into a pretty good rythm. Got caught in the 1st sprint wave big cluster. Was able to navigate through somehow and find an open path.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Sucked down a Hammer Gel on the 1/2 mile run to transition.
  • 1h 23m 23s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 17.88 mile/hr

Computer wasn't working- Had to go by feel on mph. Didn't let it get to me- just pedaled hard.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 62m 7s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m  min/mile

Lost it in the run- no kick and no stride. Need help in this area. Legs were not as tight as in Block 58. Had some joint juice on the bike and a hammer. Just couldn't get them to move fast. Got dizzy with 2 1/2 to go.
What would you do differently?:

Need to get some help with my run.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked aroung with the family- felt a little dizzy. Stetched. Had a banana.

Event comments:

First Olympic for me. A little bummed at my time. Was shooting for under 3 hours. Just glad I finished. I'll be ready to do another.

Last updated: 2009-02-21 12:00 AM
00:44:11 | 1640 yards | 02m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/8
Overall: 0/177
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Zoot
Course: Out to the depths and straight shot to the other end.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Average Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:23:23 | 24.85 miles | 17.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 8/177
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: Some big climbs out there. Especially at the end. Grand Avenue is a killer.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:62:07 | 06.21 miles | 10m  min/mile
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 8/177
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat except the hill down going out and climbing up at the end.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2009-07-12 5:00 PM

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Subject: Grand Haven Y Festival of Races - Olympic Triathlon

2009-07-14 3:33 PM
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Washington Court House, Ohio
Subject: RE: Grand Haven Y Festival of Races - Olympic Triathlon

Good race Kelly.  I've never raced that long before and probalby am not good for much better than a 62 minute 10K after all the other stuff.

I have forgetten my bike computer more than once during a race and I have never missed it.  The important thing is just making sure your effort is where it needs to be much more than the actual MPH during any given section.

Keep it up for next time.

2009-07-15 8:46 AM
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Canton, MI
Subject: RE: Grand Haven Y Festival of Races - Olympic Triathlon
No'll definitely be under 3 hours at another Olympic.  That run from the beach and rough-ish swim add on some serious time!

I'm so jealous that you get to live and train in GH!  Me and my husband absolutely love it there and would love to at least have a condo or a cottage there someday for a weekend getaway.  You're so lucky!
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