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East Grand Rapids , Michigan
United States
Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 58m 57s
Overall Rank = 399/810
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 62/104
Pre-race routine:

Not sleep and wake up early
Event warmup:

Not much I was cold. I rode my bike for a short time and then got my wetsuit on and waited for the start of the swim. I should have pissed.
  • 18m 56s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 09s / 100 yards

I felt pretty good for this swim. I have worked hard all summer to be able to swim this without stopping and in the crawl position the whole time. I did that except for the time when my watch came off and I had to stuff it in my wetsuit sleeve. It would have been great if I could have remembered that when I took my wetsuit off. I swam right up to the finish and was rewarded about 10 yards from the ramp to get out by somebody doing the butterfly kick on my face.
What would you do differently?:

Not wear that watch, but since it's gone now I guess that won't be a problem.
Transition 1
  • 02m 1s

I really thought I did great for this transition especially with the wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

  • 55m 22s
  • 17.2 miles
  • 18.64 mile/hr

I almost wipped out at the turn around. I also cramped again in my left hamstring. I need to get that figured out by next years races. Lastly I need a better bike. My shifters suck and they skip constantly when I climb.
What would you do differently?:

Go get my bike checked out before the race. I need to train more, but life hinders that some right now.
Transition 2
  • 01m 26s

Again I got things off and on quickly and my legs didn't feel to bad so I didn't have that stiff legged feeling
What would you do differently?:

Not much I felt like I did the best I could
  • 41m 10s
  • 4.9 miles
  • 08m 24s  min/mile

I was really starting to feel the urge to piss at this point in the race. I had tried desperatly to piss in my wetsuit, but I couldn't and now I was regretting it. The last mile was terrible. I was really tired.
What would you do differently?:

Go pee before the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around and get some warm clothes on.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not doing anything this week. Monday I rode a little, but I didn't get any SBR in this week and that really hurt me. I also hate staying in hotels. I constantly wake up and look at the clock because I'm paranoid I won't get up.

Event comments:

This was my last triathlon this year and I was ready for this one to be over. I did 5 triathlons this summer and I had a lot of fun doing them all, but this one was a little late for me. The weather and distance made me dread this one for some dumb reason. I like this race and if it doesn't conflict with next years race schedule I'll do it again.

Last updated: 2010-07-22 12:00 AM
00:18:56 | 880 yards | 02m 09s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/104
Overall: 292/810
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Course: square
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:01
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:55:22 | 17.2 miles | 18.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/104
Overall: 495/810
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:41:10 | 04.9 miles | 08m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/104
Overall: 475/810
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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

2010-09-11 5:49 PM

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Chelsea, MI
Subject: Reed's Lake Triathlon

2010-09-11 8:11 PM
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Grand Rapids
Subject: RE: Reed's Lake Triathlon
I know what you mean about glad it being over.  I had a big tri season and my heart and mind wasn't in it.  The last 2 miles on the run I perked up a little when I mentally just told myself this is my last race of the season and to "just enjoy it"  That seemed to help a little.
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