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Ada, Michigan
United States
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75F / 24C
Precipitation
Total Time = 1h 16m 46s
Overall Rank = 59/444
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 11/40
Pre-race routine:

Showed up early to check out the new transition area setup. It was rainy until the start of the race.
Event warmup:

Didn't get much warmup in at all due to the crowded nature of the transition areas and limited amount of time.
Swim
  • 11m 30s
  • 600 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters
Comments:

Frustrating. Thought I should have come out farther ahead in this pack. It was a little annoying that they sent all the men off together where in previous years they broke it up into 2 different wave starts based on age.
Transition 1
  • 01m 58s
Comments:

Long transition, but I did okay here.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Bike
  • 36m 9s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 20.58 mile/hr
Comments:

Legs just felt really weak out on the bike. Never really felt like I was up to speed. Very disappointing.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure, but I just didn't feel like I
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s
Comments:

Just a long transition, got caught behind someone briefly.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. Not my best time, but not horrible.
Run
  • 25m 33s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 07s  min/km
Comments:

Felt very slow. 1 minute slower than the week before, but I wasn't expecting that.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think I was just beat up and fatigued coming in to the race.




Last updated: 2014-05-08 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:11:30 | 600 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/40
Overall: 28/444
Performance:
This included a decent length run up to transition. Watch had me at 10:52 somewhere shortly after leaving the water.
Suit: wetsuit
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:36:09 | 12.4 miles | 20.58 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/40
Overall: 65/444
Performance: Below average
Garmin had me at 35:54 for 12.9 miles at 21.6mph.
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back on Grand River.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 88
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:25:33 | 05 kms | 05m 07s  min/km
Age Group: 24/40
Overall: 148/444
Performance: Below average
Garmin pretty much matched this.
Course: Out and back through a neighborhood. Very flat.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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