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Grand Haven Y Festival of Races - Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Grand Haven, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 29m 54s
Overall Rank = 77/244
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/
Event warmup:

Sat down at a picnic table and chatted with other athletes. Headed down the beach to the start. Noticed I didn't have my goggles. Crap!!! Ran back to the restroom- thought I left them on the hook on the door. Nope. Ran back to the picnic table- whew they were there. I think all together it was probably a mile jog. Plus the extra heart rate increase from panicing.
  • 18m 56s
  • 547 yards
  • 03m 28s / 100 yards

Could not get into a rythm. I placed myself infront to practice being in a larger crowd for next weekend. I was constantly bumping or tryin to avoid people that I never got into a great stroke. I'll have to navigate better and try to get a clearing. Swim time includes the almost mile run up to transition.
What would you do differently?:

Try to break clear. Not lay may goggles down and forget them.
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s

I took wet suit off before the mile jog up to transition. I also swam with my bike jersey on and clipped on a race belt instead of trying to put on a shirt when wet. This worked much better.
  • 39m 3s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.10 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 00m

For some reason my feet were really sweating- I guess it was just hotter than normal. Socks were hard to get on.
  • 28m 50s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 18s  min/mile

Felt like led- Not surprised at my split. I did not eat a gel - due to being over fueled at the last sprint I did. I didn't take into consideration the heat. I would have benefitted from the boost, and probably should have popped 2 more enduralytes. It was hot.
Post race
Event comments:

The only bad thing about this race it the run from the water back to the transition.

Last updated: 2010-04-26 12:00 AM
00:18:56 | 547 yards | 03m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/244
Performance: Below average
Suit: full zoot
Course: Point to point.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:39:03 | 12.43 miles | 19.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/244
Wind: Some
Course: I train on this course and it felt great. Thought I was faster than this- was riding at 20-22 mph most of the way.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:50 | 03.1 miles | 09m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/244
Keeping cool Below average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2010-07-12 4:13 PM

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Subject: Grand Haven Y Festival of Races - Sprint Triathlon

2010-07-13 4:01 PM
in reply to: #2976076

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Norton Shores, MI
Subject: RE: Grand Haven Y Festival of Races - Sprint Triathlon

Nice job!  Would this be considered a quadrathlon??  That long run to transition after the swim is crazy...wish they would relocate that TA.

2nd AG finish is great.

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