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Tawas, Michigan
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 36m 24s
Overall Rank = 122/201
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 6/17
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition then went back to the trailer and ate breakfast.
Event warmup:

Walked around and met some people. Watched Steve go off in the swim then got my wetsuit on and played in the water a bit.
  • 16m 41s
  • 500 meters
  • 03m 20s / 100 meters

I was disapointed when I saw my pace. I thought I went faster than that but, then I seen most of the other ladies times were pretty slow as well so I think the coarse may have been long.
What would you do differently?:

More OWS practice.
Transition 1
  • 03m 54s
  • 43m 18s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 17.18 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I was happy with my time.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s
What would you do differently?:

  • 30m 56s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 59s  min/mile

I didn't use my garmin. I felt like I was moving so slow so I tried pushing it. When I seen my time I was vey pleased.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked to transition and got my stuff out before everyone else lined up to get in. The volunteers only let 2 people in at a time. Showered and had a snack and went back across the street and seen Steve come in on the bike and out on the run.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of OWS training.

Event comments:

I loved camping and being able to walk to transition and start/finish of the race from the trailer. We had a lot of fun and plan on doing this one again next year.

Last updated: 2009-03-05 12:00 AM
00:16:41 | 500 meters | 03m 20s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/17
Overall: 145/201
Performance: Average
Suit: yes
Course: Nice clean clear water. Out and back along the shore in Tawas Bay. Stayed pretty shallow for the most part, I liked that.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:54
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:43:18 | 12.4 miles | 17.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/17
Overall: 94/201
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Mostley flat, just one real hill. Out and back on Monument road. Real pretty ride.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:56 | 03.1 miles | 09m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/17
Overall: 138/201
Performance: Good
Course: Nice run through the neighborhood. Lots of shade and plenty of water on the coarse.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-09-13 5:01 PM

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Canton, Michigan
Subject: Tawas Triathlon Festival -Sprint

2009-09-13 7:17 PM
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Subject: RE: Tawas Triathlon Festival -Sprint

Congrats Karen on a GREAT race yesterday!!!  I'm glad you had a good swim, and the bike..Woot!  Very nice time!  And under 10 minutes miles too!  Isn't it funny how you think you are going so slow, and really the times are good?  It's that dead leg feeling off the bike...they just don't work right for a bit! Laughing

I can't wait till we do that oly together next year! 

Hope we can get together soon to train, and congrats again on a great race girl!

2009-09-14 6:53 AM
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Hi Karen,

congratulations on the race, the new bike definitely works for you! Too bad that we didn't see each other, STeve passed me several times, including towards the end when I was finished..;-(
2009-09-14 10:53 AM
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Subject: RE: Tawas Triathlon Festival -Sprint
Congrats on the great time. I heard you and Steve are doing this race next year. You have to do the HIM now because you have that new fast bike
2009-09-15 12:27 PM
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Farmington, MI
Subject: RE: Tawas Triathlon Festival -Sprint

Congrats, great race!! So, how did the swim feel... did you remember to warm up?  

2009-09-15 7:08 PM
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Canton, Michigan
Subject: RE: Tawas Triathlon Festival -Sprint

You did great at your last tri of the year and finally put all three events together.  You'll only get better next year.

Oh yeah, thanks for spending your weekend with me.  I really enjoyed our time together, your the best!

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