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Grand Haven, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 46m 37s
Overall Rank = 77/168
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 5/18
Pre-race routine:

Up at 0515 Bagel and PB & J, H20, Powerade to sip from gast station on way to race
Event warmup:

Rode from car to corral, jogged from corral to beach and swam for 2 min in lake before start
  • 37m 2s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 28s / 100 meters

The run from the beach to T1 was 6+ minutes. This was included in the swim time. My actual time from shore to shore was 30:58. Almost 2min/100M.

The buoys were terrible. Could not follow where to go. They need so bigger buoys so one can sight in the waves, and not have round buoys the same color as some of the swim caps.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 47s

I can get back a minute here in the future. I just need to practice when I am tired.
  • 1h 15m 53s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.65 mile/hr

I need to study more about liquid calories. I am used to Gels for long runs, but I think I may try going to liquids for the bike. Need some advice.

My goal was 20mph. I just missed it.
What would you do differently?:

Just work on nutrition.
Transition 2
  • 02m 5s

I should be under a minute.
  • 48m 50s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 52s  min/mile

I got pretty hot and I just kind of died. I ran a 45:30 10k in training about 12 weeks ago. I would like to get my OLY 10k down to 46:30.
What would you do differently?:

More intense Bricks.

Better liquid nutrition on the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

Usual. Played on the plauyset at the YMCA with my kids.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just my inexperience and level of fitness.

Event comments:

Need to mark the swim course better.

Need to get some Veggie Burgers post race for us Herbivores.

Last updated: 2010-04-25 12:00 AM
00:37:02 | 1500 meters | 02m 28s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/18
Overall: 111/168
Performance: Good
Suit: Full
Course: Rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:47
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:15:53 | 24.85 miles | 19.65 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/18
Overall: 81/168
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Through Grand Haven up and down some terrible hills, then pretty flat down Lakeshore and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:05
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:50 | 06.21 miles | 07m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/18
Overall: 54/168
Performance: Average
Course: Pretty flat. Down the boardwalk. Very hot for the last 1/2.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %2%
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-07-12 11:03 PM

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