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Traverse City, Michigan
United States
Endurance Evolution
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 33m 57s
Overall Rank = 80/145
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 5/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early, took a salt tab with a glass of water. Walked the dogs for about 10 minutes. Ate a mini bagel with cream cheese. On the drive to the race site I ate a lemon poppyseed muffin - slowly. I drank more waterand made a couple potty breaks. I was the first athlete at the race site. I took my time setting upmy stuff. I'm glad I remembered my flashlight.
Event warmup:

Watched to Oly athletes take off then did a short swim warmup
  • 17m 10s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

Not my best swim but not my worst either. I started a little closer to the group this time and took in a lot of water because of it. My navigation was off - somehow - even though I was in the main pack. I veering off to the side even with bilat breathing. Things went better after rounding the first buoy. drafting even worked better. Swam in as shallow as I could get. Stood up and started stripping and popped the rest of my suit off in ankle deep water
What would you do differently?:

I didn't have much deep water swimming practice since Steelhead and I think that may have had an effect on me.
Transition 1
  • 01m 49s

A decent transition for me. I'm starting to convince myself that I need to stop wearing socks for sprint tris.
What would you do differently?:

Socks? I didn't wash my feet as well as I could/should have. otherwise nothing
  • 42m 41s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 17.47 mile/hr

I was just not feeling it today. I couldn't get my legs under me to maintain my normal pace. It could have been better had I had a good day.
What would you do differently?:

I think race week prep was a factor
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

Another decent transition. I put my wetsuit on the rack so it drained right into my shoes though. Speed laces are good for me during sprints.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing other than not put my wetsuit over my shoes
  • 31m 21s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 05s  min/mile

An ok run even though I felt tired and heavy. I did not have any quickness in my legs at all. I think I maintained my turnover fairly well, but fatigue had taken its toll. I ran through the aid stations and only took a sipto wet my mouth. I nearly choked the first time.
What would you do differently?:

nothing except rinse my feet better in T1 so there aren't little boulders in my socks
Post race
Warm down:

Food and drink - the usual. Waited for other friends to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Fatigue from the previous week. Poor consistency of workouts, travel, and stress. Most beyond my control. I'm glad this wasn't an A race.

Event comments:

Pint glasses for AG awards and overall winners get a free entry, pint glass, framed certificate, bottle of wine. This is definately a first rate event that will certainly grow in the coming years. Organizers did a GREAT job in their first year.

Last updated: 2009-07-14 12:00 AM
00:17:10 | 820 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/13
Overall: 0/145
Performance: Average
Suit: QR Hydrofull
Course: Counterclockwise triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:49
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:42:41 | 12.43 miles | 17.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/13
Overall: 0/145
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back with rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:59
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:31:21 | 03.11 miles | 10m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/13
Overall: 0/145
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back, mostly flat with a small hill and minor grade changes.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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] 5

2009-08-24 2:17 PM

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