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Grand Rapids Triathlon - Half Iron Course - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 6h 42m 5s
Overall Rank = 234/298
Age Group = 43
Age Group Rank = 190/218
Pre-race routine:

Ate english muffin - peanut butter and jam. Coffee coffee coffee
Event warmup:

Walk to race
  • 47m 22s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

Wow - I did everything I practiced for. Swam really well for me - just off the corse to much. Sighting is new goal.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - just learn to swim on target.
Transition 1
  • 03m 19s

Wetsuit stripper really helped w/ suit. Bike aways away from swim so I was in a blurr.
What would you do differently?:

  • 3h 19m 25s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.85 mile/hr

Road MTB - My choice and I new what I was getting into.
They blew my doors off, but it was my race on my MTB and I did well. Very lonely out there after mile 28.
What would you do differently?:

New bike
Transition 2
  • 03m 4s

More sun tan lotion
  • 2h 28m 53s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 22s  min/mile

What a run - I caught up w/ those bikers that passed me slow and steady. I ran great for me - Ice down front and back of shirt every water station. I ran strong the whole time and caught alot of people. Finished just as strong!
Post race
Warm down:

Pack up and take off for hot shower.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike Bike Bike - sighting sighting sighting. This is what I will work on for next race.

Event comments:

Thank You to all the volenteers. They where great after a long day.

Last updated: 2011-10-31 12:00 AM
00:47:22 | 2112 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/218
Overall: 0/298
Performance: Good
Suit: Yes - 3/4 suit
Course: Swim to cone and back - race on Dam site so low current out and w/ current on return. - I couldn't go straight! Need lots of practice sighting. Could have done 10min faster if I stayed on corse. 1st race w/ wetsuit. Great confidance booster.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:19
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
03:19:25 | 56 miles | 16.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/218
Overall: 278/298
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Country - nice roads no issues
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:04
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:28:53 | 13.1 miles | 11m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/218
Overall: 201/298
Performance: Good
Course: few hills - but very nice and HOT run, lots of aid stations w/ Ice!
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2012-06-12 7:44 AM

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Marshall Michigan
Subject: Grand Rapids Triathlon - Half Iron Course

2012-06-12 12:29 PM
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Canton, Michigan
Subject: RE: Grand Rapids Triathlon - Half Iron Course
Way to man up and do a half on a mtb. That had to be tough fighting the wind. Can't believe I didn't see you on the course.
2012-06-13 1:56 AM
in reply to: #4257152

Oahu, Hawaii
Subject: RE: Grand Rapids Triathlon - Half Iron Course
Good job! sounds like you finished like a rock star:-)
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