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Galesburg, Michigan
United States
3D Racing
83?F / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 53m 50s
Overall Rank = 18/31
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Nothing special.
Event warmup:

Ditto.
Swim
  • 24m 57s
  • 1880 yards
  • 01m 20s / 100 yards
Comments:

Felt real strong conditioning-wise. The yardage wasn't an issue. Now I have to work on getting faster (by doing tougher interval work), and trusting myself that I CAN go faster when I tri again.
What would you do differently?:

Take it out faster.
Transition 1
  • 03m 49s
Comments:


What would you do differently?:

Not very good. Need to practice.
Bike
  • 1h 21m 8s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.41 mile/hr
Comments:

The bike - my achilles heal. The 25 mile ride was at the edge of my abilities, given the distances I had been working out at. For the first loop I was just under a 19 mile average, but I really began to lose it around mile 20. Still, given where I'm at in my training, I was pleased with my time...just need to work on getting faster. Oh to maintain a 20mph pace.
Transition 2
  • 01m 53s
Comments:

OK.
Run
  • 1h 02m 4s
  • 6.8 miles
  • 09m 08s  min/mile
Comments:

I should've done much better. My problem was that I never ran a trail before, and found myself running gingerly (slow) to dodge roots and depressions.
What would you do differently?:

practice running trails.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

the trail. I had a lot more energy to give...but I couldn't trust myself to let it loose.

Event comments:

Served beer. =)

My lone gripe is that all the post race pizza was gone by the time I finished (from what I heard the sprint tri people gobbled it all up). Not much variety for food, either...just had veggie trays and dip. =(

tri was well run. The many volunteers were very hospitable. Beautiful day.

A good first tri for the summer.




Last updated: 2004-05-25 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:24:57 | 1880 yards | 01m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/31
Performance: Good
Suit: speedo
Course: a rectanglish course, for which we had to do two loops. Thought about renting a wetsuit, but glad I didn't. 69 degress isn't very cold. It's just about right, in fact.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:49
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
01:21:08 | 24.85 miles | 18.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 26/31
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Fairly easy. Two hills, and two inclines. Everything else was straight or down hill. We also did two two loops of the course...sprinters did one...not sure I really like biking over ground that I've already covered.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:53
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
01:02:04 | 06.8 miles | 09m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 18/31
Performance: Below average
Course: Trail run. There was some confusion on the distance...I guess the course was longer than advertised. Did two loops. Pretty scenic.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 4

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2004-06-11 11:00 PM
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Congratulations!
2004-06-14 2:15 AM
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2004-06-14 11:14 AM
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Great race, and look at that swim time! Awesome! Congratulations!

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2004-06-15 7:14 AM
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Great job...you aced that swim...were you in a wetsuit?
2004-06-15 8:57 AM
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Adrian, MI
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No wetsuit. Just a speedo and cap. Water was 69. Very refreshing. The water must not have been that nice to most, though, because I was surrounded by people in wetsuits (I started at the front of the first wave).

Any michigan/ohio/canada tri people headed to the Big Fish Tri in Hadley Twp, Sunday? I'll be there.


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