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Brighton, Michigan
United States
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70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 08m 20s
Overall Rank = 70/402
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 9/44
Pre-race routine:

Got there very early to get a parking spot.
Event warmup:

Very short run, very short bike, unfortunately no swim.
  • 13m
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 29s / 100 yards

Didn't go with the elite wave, so I figured I would be near the front of the pack and I was right. Battled back and forth with one other guy for the pack lead the entire time, came out just behind him, partially due to navigation, partially due to being just a little fatigued from Sunday's race still.

Garmin shows my stroke rate is averaging 28 spm (x2 = 56spm), which is a little too low. This might be a part of why I'm not as fast as I think I should be right now.
What would you do differently?:

Work on my stroke rate for the future, but nothing really different specifically for this race.
Transition 1
  • 00m 54s

I probably wouldn't have lost any speed if I ran the bike all the way to the sidewalk as it was hard to get moving on the wet grass once I got on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing besides maybe run the bike a little farther.

  • 28m 31s
  • 0 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

Disappointing. Couldn't catch my breath at first, and legs didn't have it. Should've been a minute or more faster.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m 31s

Nailed this
What would you do differently?:

  • 25m 21s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 11s  min/mile

Brutal. I struggled as soon as I turned out on to the road and started up the hill. Couldn't catch my breath and legs felt heavy. Managed to improve each mile, but that is somewhat due to the setup of the course. The last mile is mostly downhill.
What would you do differently?:

Have more talent?
Post race
Warm down:

Just hung out with friends until I could depart.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of talent. Still a bit fatigued from Sunday's race.

Event comments:

Very nice race, well organized, attracts very tough competition.

Last updated: 2015-06-18 12:00 AM
00:13:00 | 880 yards | 01m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/44
Overall: 37/402
Performance: Average
Garmin shows 847 yards...and that my stroke rate is way too low.
Suit: sleeveless wetsuit
Course: Triangular counterclockwise
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:54
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:28:31 | 00 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/44
Overall: 89/402
Performance: Below average
Garmin showed average HR at 166, cadence at 88.
Wind: None
Course: Cut short due to a tree that had fallen
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 88
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:31
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:21 | 03.1 miles | 08m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 25/44
Overall: 170/402
Performance: Below average
Garmin showed 3.07 miles, avg HR 169
Course: Hilly, starts off with a tough hill, has a few more along the way. Finishes fast with a downhill at least.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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