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Motor City Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Detroit, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
Total Time = 1h 04m 45s
Overall Rank = 6/369
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/37
  • 05m 5s
  • 500 meters
  • 01m 01s / 100 meters

Thought I felt strong in the water. Pushed hard and after the last buoy I was feeling it - hard to breath. I could feel the current pushing me and felt the water being pushed up my nose as I was swimming. Pushed on. Noticed lifeguards pulling a couple of people out of the water in front of me, swam around them (as did everyone else).
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. This weeks training in the pool was crazy and it's my peak week for Racine. A great combination of wetsuit/current/wading-wave start and I flew. I'll write this up as a crazy good thing as I'm not nearly this fast - ever.
Transition 1
  • 01m 41s
What would you do differently?:

I didn't strip out of my suit as quickly as I could have, so my T1 time should have been about 20 seconds faster. I struggled getting my wetsuit into the transition bag.
  • 34m 2s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 21.91 mile/hr

I killed it on this bike. Left it all out there! I pushed hard when I could. On the back side of the island the wind hit you in the face like a ton of bricks. Speed dropped considerably. But still, at 22 mph avg is great!
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s
What would you do differently?:

Great transition for me!
  • 23m 13s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 06m 50s  min/mile

I really had to wrap my head around the run. My body was tired but I knew that I was capable of a faster run than last week. I held a solid pace and after about a mile I started to feel better so I picked up the pace. I need to keep my mind on the finish and not about how winded I feel. I know my body can handle it, I just need to wrap my mind around it. (at least that's what the PHD told me last year at during the Vo2 testing...)
Post race
Warm down:

Rested and stretched. Found myself amazed when initial splits were posted! I had to analyze the data from my Garmin and compare all of my times together.... sure enough - the swim time was right. Craziness!!!

Last updated: 2011-06-07 12:00 AM
00:05:05 | 500 meters | 01m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/37
Overall: 1/369
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Suit
Course: Triangle - most of the course was with the current (3-4mph).
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:41
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:34:02 | 12.43 miles | 21.91 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/37
Overall: 33/369
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Flat - 2.5 times around Belle Isle
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 81
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:47
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:13 | 03.4 miles | 06m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/37
Overall: 25/369
Performance: Good
Course: Flat out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-06-14 2:30 PM

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