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GrizzlyMan Triathlon - Classic Sprint Course - Triathlon


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Gregory, Michigan
United States
Epic Races
63F / 17C
Precipitation
Total Time = 1h 35m 20s
Overall Rank = 5/82
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/8
Pre-race routine:

Changed it up and had cheerios a banana and a big cup of cofee. Daring, I know. Usually I have a big bowl of oatmeal.
Event warmup:

Very short swim.
Swim
  • 17m
  • 800 meters
  • 02m 08s / 100 meters
Comments:

Got kicked in the face hard enough that I saw stars. Very, very rough start to this race. This is what I remember from 2012 when I did this race. Got beat up on that start too.

Otherwise, one of my best swims ever. I am sure this was long. Oh well.
What would you do differently?:

Not get kicked in the face.
Transition 1
  • 01m 22s
Comments:

about 3-400 meter up hill run to transition.,
Bike
  • 40m 19s
  • 14 miles
  • 20.84 mile/hr
Comments:

It was absolutely pouring. Raining so hard and heavy that the drops hurt when they hit you. I felt good and passed lots of people. Got passed by two guys with about 1/4 mile left until transition.

I thought I was doing well but when I looked back at 2012, I was almost two minutes faster then. Weird. Don't know if it was the rain or what. I was trying not to spike my power as much and perhaps that held me back a little bit. I remember that in 2012 I had a much spikier power curve so maybe I just didn't go hard enough.
What would you do differently?:

I am not sure if this course lends itself to even power output. I'm not sure whether it matters how many power spikes you have if it is only a sprint.
Transition 2
  • 00m 35s
Comments:

I got passed by two guys on the bike on the way to transition. As I ran out of transition I noticed that both guy hadn't even racked their bikes yet. The clock is still running and this is a place to pick up time.

I left my shoes on instead of going barefoot. Kept my tootsies a little clean and dry for the running shoes. Strategic decisions. This was a good one.
What would you do differently?:

Not race in the pouring rain. Push the pace even more. Not be a pansy.
Run
  • 36m 30s
  • 5 miles
  • 07m 18s  min/mile
Comments:

I had a great run. I thought that this was a two minute PR but looking at the old report it was only about 20 seconds faster than 2012. However the trail was way more sloppy. I am very satisfied with this pace and this result. Anyone who breaks 40 minutes on this trail is movin.
Post race
Warm down:

9:30 AM Grizzly Peak beer with the tri club. Can't beat that.

Event comments:

Really glad that Epic Racing picked this race up and kept the Ann Arbor Triathlon alive. A really fun race. Thanks to Grizzly Peak as well for sponsoring this thing.




Last updated: 2014-06-10 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:17:00 | 800 meters | 02m 08s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/8
Overall: 0/82
Performance: Good
Suit: Aquaman Cell Gold
Course: Rectangle. A little long I think.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:22
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:40:19 | 14 miles | 20.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/8
Overall: 0/82
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Loop.
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:36:30 | 05 miles | 07m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/8
Overall: 5/82
Performance: Good
Course: A five mile loop of the Crooked Lake Trail. A lot of hills, rocks, roots, mud, and general over all gnarliness.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
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] 4

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2014-06-12 2:40 PM
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Good job-hard to really push it on the bike in the rain....too dangerous. Another great result. 

2014-06-13 10:48 AM
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Subject: RE: GrizzlyMan Triathlon - Classic Sprint Course

Great bike split in the rain...tough to go much faster.  And great T2...way to smoke the competition!!

2014-06-13 7:11 PM
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Nice Race Congrats
2014-06-16 8:15 AM
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Great race!  AG win, run PR, beer after?  Winner all around!

Matt

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