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Big Fish - TriathlonOlympic

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Hadley Township, MIchigan
United States
3D Racing
74?F / 0C
Total Time = 2h 29m 13s
Overall Rank = 65/150
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Cliff Bar. Got to the race late...
Event warmup:

Nothing special.
  • 15m 50s
  • 1093 yards
  • 01m 27s / 100 yards

Pleased with swim time. Only real problem was I swam directly into the sun and got a bit off course on the first loop...also had a hard time finding the bouy on the way out. I was way in front of the pack..lot's of smooth water. Nice.
What would you do differently?:

Hmm...not much. Maybe take it out faster and try to find the bouy as I begin the swim, not during it.
Transition 1
  • 04m 5s

had issues with getting on my helmet. Got my shoes and socks on good...but at the last minute I decided to toss on a shirt...and it got stuck on my helmet. sheesh.
  • 1h 24m 45s
  • 25 miles
  • 17.70 mile/hr

Monster hills. I biked slower at this tri than I did at Kalamazoo. I flew down one hill going 37mph...I had to climb it on the way back...and it took all I had not to hop off my bike and walk it.
What would you do differently?:

Hope that I get faster at some point...please, for the love of god. It is so frustrating/ demoralizing being fast in the water and slow on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s
  • 43m 8s
  • 5 miles
  • 08m 36s  min/mile

Had a honey packet and some gatorade after getting off the bike...didn't sit well at all. Felt like I was going to vomit for most of the run. I could have gone much faster, but it took all the determination I had to run the pace I did without "losing it".
What would you do differently?:

maybe try to eat something during the race? Stop using honey and go back to gu? hmm...
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster: tummy.

Event comments:

They could have had more volunteers...had a great variety of snacks and drinks, plus a raffle. I had a good time and all, but I was definitely spoiled by the greatness of the Seahorse Challenge two weeks back.

Last updated: 2004-06-22 12:00 AM
00:15:50 | 1093 yards | 01m 27s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/150
Performance: Good
Suit: speedo
Course: out and back. Course was orginally supposed to have been a triangle, but for some reason it was changed. Water was black, with lots of seaweed for the first few hundred yards.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:05
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
01:24:45 | 25 miles | 17.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/150
Wind: Little
Course: HILLY. Very challenging. Out and back course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:27
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:43:08 | 05 miles | 08m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 83/150
Performance: Bad
Course: gravel/dirt. rolling hills. area very shaded.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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] 3

2004-06-22 11:04 PM

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Adrian, MI
Subject: Big Fish

2004-06-23 12:01 AM
in reply to: #33157

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Coeur D'alene, ID
Subject: RE: Big Fish
I'm in awe of your swim time! Whoa! Great race overall. Don't worry about the bike, sounds like the hills were very challenging. Great race.
2004-06-23 4:06 AM
in reply to: #33157

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Vienna, Austria
Subject: RE: Big Fish

Your swim time is awesome, really!

Congratulations on your race time!


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