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Traverse City, Michigan
United States
Endurance Evolution
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 23m 57s
Overall Rank = 15/98
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/11
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal. Drive to the race.
Event warmup:

swam about 200 yards.
  • 27h 31m
  • 1640 yards
  • 1h 40m 38s / 100 yards

felt fine but I was not fast.
Transition 1
  • 01m 16s

felt very slow in transition and still had the bet time in my age group...... who knows
  • 1h 09m 57s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.32 mile/hr

felt yesterdays workout in my legs but tried to let it rip. I could have gone much harder up the hills but tried to be somewhat conservative--i know this is an olympic but i was practicing pacing on the hills a little for long course racing.
What would you do differently?:

go harder up hills
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

this went really well. second fastest t2 in my age group. 1st fastest was :31. That guy must have sprinted through transition becasue I sure didn't waste any time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 44m 22s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 08s  min/mile

so, i missed the turn where the olympic guys ran to get in the extra 3.1 miles. it eventually became clear to me that i had done so, especially as i was coming to the finish line with only 3 miles on the garmin. i bypassed the finishers chute and started looking for a race official but none were to be found. i made teh executive decision that running the sprint course twice was going to have to count as the olympic length. transition and finish were not in the same place so after i ran down to the start of the run it had added in an extra 1/2 mile of running. by the garmin i hit 6.2 miles at 41:02 which would have given me the fastest in my ag run time and would have gotten me second place in the ag but not first. i was a little bummed but had a great time and a fabulous race. even with the extra 1/2 mile of running, this was a pr at the olympic distance.
What would you do differently?:

not miss my turn. my fault for not knowing the course better, but they changed the run course this year and i was slighlty confused. in my defense, i had caught up to the sprint racers and the volunteers directed all of us on to the sprint course. i don't think they realized that olympic athletes were coming through.
Post race
Warm down:

ran the olympic run again for a total of 6.9 miles, then stretching and waiting around for my beer glass.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

big workout the day before. missed turn on run.

Event comments:

one of my favorite races. i will be back next year to do it again.

Last updated: 2011-08-24 12:00 AM
27:31:00 | 1640 yards | 1h 40m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/11
Overall: 20/98
Suit: desoto wetsuit
Course: tiangle, 2 loops
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:16
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:09:57 | 24.85 miles | 21.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 0/98
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: hilly. rained during swim so course was wet and slippery
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:22 | 06.21 miles | 07m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/11
Overall: 0/98
Performance: Good
Course: lots of sand, dirt and hills. beautiful course. i actually ended up ding 2 loops of the sprint course- which ended up being 6.7 miles with the run from finish to start added in.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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] 5

2011-08-24 10:03 AM

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