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Lansing Legislator Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Laingsburg, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 09m 45s
Overall Rank = 8/
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/
Event warmup:

A quick dip in the water and lots of jaw jacking with teammates and friends who I hadn't seen in a while.
  • 10m 31s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

I jumped my ability from the gun to the first buoy, but did well staying with the appropriate pack once I settled in. I'm learning the draft! Unfortunately those who I was drafting also knew how to sprint the last straightaway and they left me alone. Great swim for me!
What would you do differently?:

Starting out hard worked well for me. This swim wave/group was all the men for the sprint race and the last wave of the days events. Lot's of competitive people swim at the front of the group... I may have faired better starting farther back, but I had fun trying to keep up with the real swimmers.
Transition 1
  • 00m 59s

Quick, but not as quick as others... picked up 11 places in T1.
What would you do differently?:

Solid T1, no complaints.
  • 34m 42s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 21.49 mile/hr

Lots of fast cyclists out here today! Several avg 23mph. I'm very happy with my performance and I feel it was a solid effort. Matches my faster speeds from last year on comparable courses (training).
What would you do differently?:

I feel good about this bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m 44s

In retrospect I could have been a touch faster but I'm happy with a 44 second T2. I rode my bike in towards the dismount and did a partial dismount until I hit the line. Running the bike into T2 there was a guy who forgot which side his rack was and he cut me off, I almost lost it and fell over. All I did was laugh - could have been me.
What would you do differently?:

Good - but Craig pulled a sub 30 second T2 :)
  • 23m 8s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 07m 14s  min/mile

Almost a double out and back. Kind of sucked, but it was short and you got to keep seeing/passing the leaders which is an absolute motivator to run harder. A big benefit was that they moved the run from where it was last year - which is now a loose gravel road.
What would you do differently?:

Wasn't as fast as the Motor City Tri earlier this year, but I felt like I gave it a good go today!
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing special - water. Forgot to bring along Fluid, though I remembered the bottle.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I feel good about this race. If I were focusing on short distance tri's I could be faster on all 3 disciplines.

Event comments:

3D really has picked up the pieces to organize a much better race than they had in the past. Plenty of volunteers and a well marked course. The run ended up a little long, but no big deal. I'm happy to do a well run race when it's in my back yard.

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Last updated: 2011-07-23 12:00 AM
00:10:31 | 547 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 29/
Performance: Good
Course: Clockwise and Triangular
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:34:42 | 12.43 miles | 21.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 19/
Performance: Good
Initial HR from T1 was 168. Too high. But I figured 'Hey, this is a sprint' :) Avg HR was 165 which is still high for me on the bike.
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 81
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:44
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:08 | 03.2 miles | 07m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 13/
Performance: Good
Avg HR on the run was 172 and felt all of it. But I also knew that the leaders weren't too far ahead of me. Another BT'er (MI_Mumps) was just out of my sight and he's in my AG (Nice push Aaron!). My previous high avg actual race HR avg was 168.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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

2011-08-07 2:31 PM

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