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East Tawas, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
75F / 24C
Total Time = 6h 09m 22s
Overall Rank = 67/110
Age Group = 44-49
Age Group Rank = 10/13
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:30. Set up transition area at 6:00. Put trash bag under stuff ground was wet, covered running shoes. My daughter and I went to Tim Horton's for coffee and Cinnamon raisin bagel w/ lt cream cheese. Dressed for swim and chatted with friends family other athletes.
Event warmup:

  • 58m 32s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 46s / 100 yards

The swim course was good. It was a more technical swim (that must been why I was slow, along with being a poor swimmer.
What would you do differently?:

I need to stop sucking at swimming
Transition 1
  • 05m 33s

Everything was good, except the issue with my nutrition (see below).
What would you do differently?:

I pre-filled the pockets on my jersey and dumped all of my gels on the ground. I lost time picking everything up. Yes, every gel for the entire race! I
  • 2h 51m 32s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.59 mile/hr

The ride was good, but the rainstorm during the swim and beginning of the bike slowed the course down. I worked really hard on the bike this past winter and I have to give some credit to the Sufferfest videos.
What would you do differently?:

My ride was really good and I am happy with the results.
Transition 2
  • 02m 10s

I had a gu in transition. I had some difficulty putting running shoes on. My feet were soaked and covered with road grim. I spent a little extra time putting body glide on my ankles because my shoes were so wet.
  • 2h 11m 29s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 02s  min/mile

Good run. Thank God for flat Pepsi. I was dying at the turn around. I drank 2 Pepsi's going into the turn around 2 more coming out and then another at the next aid station and it saved my butt.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Running slow and swimming slower.

Event comments:

Great Race and location, the awards ceremony was good. They gave away $7,500.00 in prizes. Boston Market catered. The food was good and hot.

Last updated: 2013-08-19 12:00 AM
00:58:32 | 2112 yards | 02m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/13
Overall: 98/110
Performance: Good
Suit: xterra vortex, full sleeve
Course: A storm was rolling in so the swim was moved into the harbor. 2 laps and move technical. Several turns and a swim under a bridge. Very spectator friendly. Family and friends could follow and cheer nearly the entire swim. A lot of fun.
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:33
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:51:32 | 56 miles | 19.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/13
Overall: 32/110
Performance: Good
123 low Hr 153 high average 131
Wind: Some
Course: Great riding course. Smooth, fast, some hills. Overall a fun ride, and beautiful venue in the Huron National Forest.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:10
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:11:29 | 13.1 miles | 10m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/13
Overall: 68/110
Performance: Good
146 low HR high 203
Course: flat 2 laps straight out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %3
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

2013-09-08 3:59 PM

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Subject: 3 Disciplines Triathlon Festival - Half Iron Triathlon

2013-09-08 6:55 PM
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Great job in tough conditions. Bet the hot food was awesome when you were done! Detroit Half Marathon?
2013-09-10 6:41 PM
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Nice race Jim. Conditions sound rough.
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