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Grand Rapids Half Ironman - Triathlon1/2 Ironman


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Ada, Michigan
United States
68F / 20C
Sunny
Total Time = 7h 09m 13s
Overall Rank = 357/384
Age Group = Clyd 40+
Age Group Rank = 7/9
Swim
  • 44m 26s
  • 2000 meters
  • 02m 13s / 100 meters
Comments:

I was happy with my swimming results. I have only done this distance in the pool. I found my groove in the first 200 meters and kept going.
Transition 1
  • 03m 21s
Bike
  • 3h 07m 54s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.88 mile/hr
Comments:

First time doing this distance non-stop. I have done long rides with FAST but there was a stop usually at mile 35.
The only real issue I had started just before the turn around point. I was uncomfortable in my saddle. IMO, I hindered me from doing my best since I could never get comfortable
What would you do differently?:

New bike saddle, a must!!
Transition 2
  • 05m 18s
Comments:

With trying to get 8 bikes on a 10 foot rack made it difficult since I had to move other bikes to get on.
Run
  • 3h 08m 12s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 14m 22s  min/mile
Comments:

I just sucked it. I was trying to run/walk for 9 minutes but my legs wouldn't allow it. By mile 5 I was done. I couldn't do anything but walk the rest. I forced myself to obligatory jog in the last .1 mile.
What would you do differently?:

More running, longer running.
Post race
Warm down:

Continued to walk around. Got more fluids into me. I had a slice of pizza and some pop.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My knee, which prevented me from running as much I as should have.

Event comments:

Great race. I will be doing this next year with nothing but revenge in mind. I know I can do better, much better. Just need to make some changes.




Last updated: 2016-06-14 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:44:26 | 2000 meters | 02m 13s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/9
Overall: 290/384
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra sleevless
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:21
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
03:07:54 | 56 miles | 17.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/9
Overall: 270/384
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back course. There was a bit of wind on the way bck.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 67
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 05:18
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
03:08:12 | 13.1 miles | 14m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/9
Overall: 375/384
Performance: Bad
Course: Out and back 2 times.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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