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Grand Rapids, Michigan
United States
Millennium Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 12m 52s
Overall Rank = 12/445
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/44
Pre-race routine:

I pretty much keep my same routine for each race. Woke up about 1/2 hour before I wanted to leave, showered to wake myself up, ate some peanut butter toast, woke my wife, and we left our house around 6.20.
Arrived at the park and set up my transition area.
Event warmup:

I took my bike out for about a mile and a half ride to get my legs a little loose. Stretched a bit and went for a short swim about 10 minutes before the race started.
  • 09m 40s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

This was probably the roughest swim I have raced since starting Tris, as far as physical contact goes. There were a lot of guys in my wave and I made the mistake of not getting towards the front. My goggles were kicked off twice and I had to stop both times to re-adjust. I also found myself having to work my way around some of the slower swimmers. I felt fine while I was swimming and wasn't winded when I exited the water. Again, I need to get faster and after this season I will concentrate on becoming a better swimmer.
What would you do differently?:

Get out front and go harder the first 100-200m to clear the slower swimmers.
Transition 1
  • 01m 31s

Nothing really to note here, I had a longer run to my transition area from the water exit but I was close to the bike out. My bike was stuck for a second as I tried to take it off of the rack.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.....become more efficient at smoother transitions.
  • 38m 24s
  • 14.8 miles
  • 23.12 mile/hr

I pushed the bike hard as I knew that I would. I passed 4-5 guys around mile 1 and passed 2 more guys about halfway through the bike course. I was passed once by the guy who won our age group. I wanted to average around 23 mph and averaged 23.1 so I met my goal. I did notice that my gears were not changing quite as smooth as I would like so I need to take my bike in for a tune-up.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

I seemed to get into my shoes and out of transition fairly quickly.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
  • 22m 11s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 08s  min/mile

I felt pretty good on the run but I was not happy with my time. I ran 6.53 for mile 1 and 6.56 for mile 2 so I was surprised that my finishing time was at a 7.09 pace. In tracking the route the run was actually 3.2 miles so that would have put my pace at around 6.55. One of my goals for next season is to get my run times down for sure. I was passed by 2 people on the run, the eventual 3rd and 5th place finishers.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe get out of comfort zone and push the pace more.
Post race
Warm down:

Cooled down, drank some water, grabbed a bagel, and waited for my wife to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swimming and running which I will work hard on in the off season.

Event comments:

Millennium Park has had some bad luck in the past weather wise and it was close again this year. However, the rain had went through and the temperature was perfect for a race. There were a ton of volunteers with post refreshments and food. It is a great organized local race with some high quality athletes and it is also friendly for the first time racers. I will be back next year!

Last updated: 2012-06-18 12:00 AM
00:09:40 | 547 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 63/445
Performance: Average
Suit: Pro Motion
Course: Counter-Clockwise
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:31
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:24 | 14.8 miles | 23.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 11/445
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Loop
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:11 | 03.11 miles | 07m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 30/445
Performance: Good
Course: Loop
Keeping cool Good 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-08-12 1:03 PM

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