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Intelochen, Michigan
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 21m 56s
Overall Rank = 92/313
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 11/16
Pre-race routine:

Starting the day before, I realized that I forgot my wetsuit at home 2 hours away. I was freaking out for a bit, but went to the park and swam a little with my Tri-Shorts and felt OK, so I swam without it.

Could not get to sleep until midnight the night before. Set alarm on my cell phone for 5:15, but the batteries died. Luckily the power down tone woke me at 3:45, but I did not fall back asleep. Left 40' before Transition opened for a 40' ride there, but got lost and arrived 15' after intended arrival time.
Event warmup:

Set up transition. Jogged for 5' and rode around the campground for 10'. Did not bring extra shoes, so I walked around barefoot for the 1:25 from Transition area Closing to my wave.
  • 14m
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 48s / 100 meters

Harder than I thought it would be. Definatley need to practice this more. My wetsuit would have been nice. Felt like I was sinking and use alot of energy swimming 'uphill'. I was bummed getting out of the water and totally gassed, sort of set a bad tone for the rest of the race.
What would you do differently?:

Bring wetsuit. Train better.
Transition 1
  • 02m 56s

First one. Got my HR down.
What would you do differently?:

Move more quickly.
  • 38m 26s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.41 mile/hr

Got my bearings and had a great ride. Still 11/16 for AG, but my time was right around where I predicted. Only thing to do here is practice.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster.
Transition 2
  • 01m 53s

Totall screwed this up. I think I got out of transition in 0:45 or less, but after about 50M I realized that I forgot my race belt/number. I freaked out and ran back into transtion and got it. I lost over a minute, and it go in my head, so my run was way below average.
What would you do differently?:

Not be such a tool.
  • 24m 43s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 57s  min/mile

As previously stated, the T2 screw-up got in my head, and I had a terrible run. I was hoping to break 23:00.
Post race
Warm down:

Was upset at finish. Hard get too excited since I had a tough swim and T2/run was all messed up. But after I saw my wife and kids and my son high-fived me and hugs all around, I felt accomplished. Ate some snacks and headed out.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being a newbie, and a non-swimmer. I think I underestimated the effort required to race 500M in open water versus swimming it in the pool.

Event comments:

My first Tri will always be memorable. I learned a ton and next year will break 1:15

Last updated: 2009-02-06 12:00 AM
00:14:00 | 500 meters | 02m 48s / 100meters
Age Group: 12/16
Overall: 0/313
Performance: Below average
Suit: Tri-Shorts
Course: Rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:26 | 12.43 miles | 19.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/16
Overall: 0/313
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Flat. Out and back. 1-2 hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:53
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:43 | 03.11 miles | 07m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/16
Overall: 0/313
Performance: Below average
Course: Through campground and back. Flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-07-13 5:50 AM

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