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Sunrise Side Triathlons - Half - Triathlon

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East Tawas, Michigan
United States
3 Disciplines
65F / 18C
Total Time = 6h 10m 20s
Overall Rank = 38/89
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/8
Pre-race routine:

Ate a banana, 6oz OJ, Carrot Cake Muffin, large coffee, I GU 15 minutes prior., The guy who normally gives the blessing was out of state, so I did the blessing. Transition set up went well. Woke up at 4:50 A.M.
Event warmup:

Warmup? I don't need no stinking warmup.I did have 2,500 steps though. Half of them wearing a rubber suit.
  • 51m 20s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 26s / 100 yards

My best swim. PR for the course. I still can't swim straight, but it was much better than normal. My watch had me swimming 2,236 instead of the marked 2112
What would you do differently?:

navigate better
Transition 1
  • 09m 13s

Slow transition, I struggled taking my suit off. It was caught on my ankles. Everything else went well. Because it was cold, I put 2 hand warmers inside of my jersey, so it was warm when I put it on.I was a good guy in transition. After struggling to get my wet suit off, the guy next to me was having trouble, so I did my best stripper imitation and helped the guy next to me pull his wetsuit off
What would you do differently?:

Glide on my ankles
  • 2h 57m 22s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.94 mile/hr

Great ride a PR on this course. I did change my drink and mix 2 frog fuels in two water bottles. I think the extra protein.helped me to sustain a strong bike. I very happy with the results
What would you do differently?:

Ride faster.
Transition 2
  • 03m 8s

Good transition. Had one gel.
What would you do differently?:

I couldn't get the zipper open on my jersey, so I couldn't take an ibuprofen.
  • 2h 05m 2s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 32s  min/mile

Good run. I'm very happy with it. This was also a PR for the course. I didn't take anything on the course, just used what was at aid stations. I had a cramp in my inner thigh about 1.5 miles in. Stretched it and got to the aid station. I drank gator aid and ate a pickle, it was all good after that.
What would you do differently?:

Probably not.
Post race
Warm down:

I ate a lot of watermelon. They had cold watermelon at the finish, and I couldn't eat enough of it. My guess 10 pieces and two bottles of iced tea.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

It is my favorite race!. I love the bike course. The water is crystal clear, and the city is one of the best places to visit. This is a must race!

Last updated: 2017-09-10 12:00 AM
00:51:20 | 2112 yards | 02m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 60/89
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot Sleeveless
Course: East sighting, water was like glass
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 09:13
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:57:22 | 56 miles | 18.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/8
Overall: 35/89
Performance: Good
134 average, 152 max. I'm very happy with this. I have never had enough bike fitness to keep my heart rate where it was supposed to be the entire ride.
Wind: Little
Course: Great Course! One of the most beautiful rides you can take. Three challenging climbs.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:05:02 | 13.1 miles | 09m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/8
Overall: 31/89
Performance: Good
Ave 131, high 141.
Course: Flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %3
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2017-09-10 8:45 AM

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Subject: Sunrise Side Triathlons - Half

2017-09-11 9:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Sunrise Side Triathlons - Half

Congratulations! PRs everywhere! 3rd in your AG! Woo hoo!

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