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South Lansing, Michigan
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 21m 29s
Overall Rank = 391/695
Age Group = Female 30-34
Age Group Rank = 14/38
Pre-race routine:

Up and out of the house by about 5:30am and made it to the race site right at 7:00am. We set up the BT Tent, I got my race packet, setup the bike in transition and pulled on the wetsuit.
Event warmup:

Swam about 200 meters before getting out and stretching.
  • 08m 26s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 07s / 100 meters

I always have a hard time deciding where to start in the pack for this race. Today, I decided to start to the far left and in the middle...thinking I would avoid most of the madness. Somehow, after about 100 yards and a little bit of traffic, I found myself on the far RIGHT of the group and with wide-open water in front of me! I kicked it into gear, rounded the bouy and kept on going. I felt good...could have pushed harder though. I came out of the water, after catching some of the guys in the wave in front of ours, feeling good and I jogged all of the way to transition.
What would you do differently?:

I'm happy with my swim. I would push it a little harder next time, but my lack of training had me nervous about going all-out. My endurance isn't there.
Transition 1
  • 02m 17s

Not horrible, but not good. I'd like to be under 2:00.
What would you do differently?:

My transition spot was pretty far from the timing not sure if I could do it much quicker. Taking the wetsuit off takes up time as well.
  • 34m 6s
  • 9.94 miles
  • 17.49 mile/hr

I felt pretty good on the bike. I passed a few, and a few passed me. And some people I passed, passed me right back. I finished about 1:30 slower than last year and it's because of my lack of training. Otherwise, I'm fine with this ride.
What would you do differently?:

Just need more training...need to get into shape.
Transition 2
  • 02m 12s

I couldn't spot my transition was right there, in front of me, but for some reason I couldn't see it! Finally, I found my place and got moving.
What would you do differently?:

Remember my surroundings and be able to locate my spot quicker.
  • 34m 29s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 05s  min/mile

Very slow....took a walk-break at the far water station (1.5 miles in) and another with about 1 mile left in the run. Need to HTFU. And train.
What would you do differently?:

Suck it up, buttercup.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, had a post-race burrito, talked with our BT and Greyhound friends and watched the awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training. Peroid.

Event comments:

This triathlon was my first-ever four years ago... and I've been back for every one since. I love this race and the atmosphere. The volunteers are great and everything is very well run.

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Last updated: 2011-02-09 12:00 AM
00:08:26 | 400 meters | 02m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/38
Overall: 144/695
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra - Sleeveless
Course: Running start from the beach. Straight out about 200 yards, then a gradual left back to the beach.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:17
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:34:06 | 9.94 miles | 17.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/38
Overall: 284/695
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Mostly flat with a few gradual inclines.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:12
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:29 | 03.11 miles | 11m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 28/38
Overall: 553/695
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back, flat through the park trails. Beautiful run and mostly shaded.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2011-06-05 7:35 PM

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