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East Tawas, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines Racing
69F / 21C
Total Time = 6h 22m 3s
Overall Rank = 73/118
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 9/13
Pre-race routine:

5:20 wake up shower, OJ and a banana. Set up transition. Tim Horton's w/ daughter who did OLY. Cinnamon raisin bagel large coffee 2 creams. jell 15 minutes before race.
Event warmup:

light strech
  • 54m
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 34s / 100 yards

swim went well. It became difficult to spot on the return it was right into the sun. I had to stop 2 times to find buoys. Ended up spotting off inside buoys .
Transition 1
  • 02m 42s

transition went well. ate a gu.
  • 3h 03m 22s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.32 mile/hr

I don't Like NUUN to drink. In practice it was light, but I did not sit well. I should have stuck with Tang. Its what Astronauts drink. I love Jelly Belly beans instead of chews
What would you do differently?:

Not drink NUUN and more longer rides in training
Transition 2
  • 01m 53s

quick tranision ate another GU
  • 2h 18m 20s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 34s  min/mile

I had a bad cramp in the upper thigh at 1.5 miles. I could not move.I said out loud, I should have listened to Jackie and brought the mustard packets. I started eating jelly beans and ate a GU. I walked to the next aid station. drank a Pepsi, used the porta potty. Walked another .5 miles, then I could run again. The rest of the run was slow and I was a bit ginger the rest of the way.
What would you do differently?:

more loner runs in training and carry a mustard paket.
Post race
Warm down:

drank several glasses of water, chatted and relaxed.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not enough long runs in training and bad cramping

Event comments:

I love this race. Its is challenging and fun. Clean water to swim in and beautiful ride.

Last updated: 2014-09-06 12:00 AM
00:54:00 | 2112 yards | 02m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/13
Overall: 84/118
Performance: Average
Suit: xterra vortex
Course: beach start, swim along shore. tough on return the sun was right on the bouy line spotting was tough
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 69F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
03:03:22 | 56 miles | 18.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/13
Overall: 60/118
Performance: Below average
NNW wind causes a wind tunnel effect down Monument. It made a the first leg more of a grind. Second leg was fast, tail wind and mostly down hill. Mitch caught me on the leg. Third leg was tough. strong wind on the Old Orchard hill killed me and I blew up. This is where Mitch dropped me. I recovered coming out of of Cooke Dam. The last leg was fast! Tailwind my bike speed did not drop under 20 mph. recorded high speed was 39.9 mph.
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: The course is great. Good asphalt and beautiful. A good ride.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:53
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:18:20 | 13.1 miles | 10m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/13
Overall: 68/118
Performance: Below average
Course: course was good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %4
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2014-09-06 9:43 PM

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Subject: 3 Disciplines Festival of Races - Half Iron Triathlon

2014-09-08 10:24 PM
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Subject: RE: 3 Disciplines Festival of Races - Half Iron Triathlon
Great report! Cramping is challenging to deal with. Also difficult to work the race and race. Good on you!
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