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Traverse City Triathlon - Olympic Course - Triathlon

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Traverse City, Michigan
United States
Endurance Evolution
56F / 13C
Total Time = 2h 24m 17s
Overall Rank = 7/109
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/10
Pre-race routine:

Event warmup:

Put on my wetsuit. That always works up a sweat.....

Swam about 200 yards.
  • 30m 19s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 01s / 100 meters

Probably my best swim ever. I swam at a very good effort, pushed the pace and felt like I was working as hard on the swim as I usually do on the bike or run. Very happy with this swim even though the auto calc says I took over two minutes per 100. Navigating was good. Drafting was good. Felt good.
Transition 1
  • 01m 38s

need to stop putting on socks for these shorter races. Maybe for all races.....
  • 1h 09m 34s
  • 40 kms
  • 34.50 km/hr

This went well. My legs were not all the way recovered from last weekend but I was able to push a reasonable wattage and control the huge power spikes on the two monster climbs.
What would you do differently?:

This is definitely not an Olympic PR course.
Transition 2
  • 42m 7s

Second fastest T2 of the day. Fastest was from a guy who took over three hours to finish. But, man was he fast in T2 :)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. About as fast as I can do this without sprinting.
  • 42m 7s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 06m 47s  min/mile

Went well. I wasn't sure at first how this was going to go but it went fine. I got to an uncomfortable comfortable pace and kept it there. I was able to count the number of people in front of me on the out and back and figured that I was in ninth. There was so much distance between me and number eight that I thought there was no way I could move up. However, on the "back" portion of the out and back I saw the first female (who started 5 minutes after me.... and I was pretty sure that I didn't have a 5 minute gap on her at that point). So, there was no rest for the wicked and I just kept chugging. To my surprise, I actually caught two of the folks in front of me, one of them (who was also in my AG) in the last half mile. I almost caught number 2 in my AG in the finisher's chute but ran out of real estate. Another quarter mile and I think I would have gotten him. Next time.
What would you do differently?:

I wound up beating the first OA female by 15 seconds, running two minutes faster than her. I guess it is good that I kept the hammer down as much as I could.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still tired from last week.

Event comments:

Love this grass roots race. They can accommodate up to 500 racers and I wish they would get a few more folks signing up to keep this one alive and well.

Last updated: 2014-06-10 12:00 AM
00:30:19 | 1500 meters | 02m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 16/109
Performance: Good
Suit: Aquaman Cell Gold
Course: Two loops of big triangle. I swear this course gets longer every year.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:38
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:09:34 | 40 kms | 34.50 km/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 9/109
Performance: Good
204 watts average.
Wind: Little
Course: Big loop with some really big hills. Rolling the whole time. Some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever see in a triathlon
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 91
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 42:07
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:42:07 | 06.2 miles | 06m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 6/109
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling course with an out and back and about 1.5 miles of cross country trail with dirt, grass, sand and hills. Again, beautiful run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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