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SPRING Hawk Island Triathlon - Sprint Course - Triathlon

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Lansing, Michigan
United States
South Lansing Community Development Association
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 43m 17s
Overall Rank = 127/141
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 7/7
Event warmup:

light stretching and a short swim (just a few strokes to get used to the water).
  • 14m 40s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 56s / 100 meters

Phone in waterproof case kept running into my legs. It was annoying.
Lost time at 2nd turn due to goggles fogging.
Lanyard clip broke and I had to carry my phone for a while before tucking it into my suit.
What would you do differently?:

Ditch the phone. GPS didn't track most of the swim properly anyway.
Use goggles that have anti-fog.
Practice more.
Transition 1
  • 04m 46s

I took my time in the transition. I could have gone faster here. The asphalt in the transition area is painful with bare feet.
What would you do differently?:

Organize the transition area more carefully.
Use a belt for the bib instead of pinning it to the shirt.
  • 40m 31s
  • 9.92 miles
  • 14.69 mile/hr

The bike ride felt really good. I felt fast and was happy to average below 5 minutes per mile.
What would you do differently?:

Use a better bike (different gearing, more aero, lower rolling resistance)
Transition 2
  • 05m 13s

Bathroom break. Took a bit to get suit untied.
I took my time because my run is weak and I wanted more recovery.
What would you do differently?:

Train more consistently, including bike/run transitions.
  • 38m 30s
  • 3.53 miles
  • 10m 55s  min/mile

Ugh. Wrong turn added 0.5 miles and 5 or 6 minutes.
I got a bit more consistent with my stride in the last mile.
What would you do differently?:

Follow the course.
Train more consistently.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked a bit, stretched.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Limited training.

Event comments:

Hawk Island is a good race for beginners. The overall environment was friendly. The water is fairly clear (it can get murky at the start), and it is a small, protected lake. Waves and chop are likely to be minimal. The bike course has some gentle hills. Wind was calm today, but my previous race there (2012) had a stiff wind. The running trails are smooth, quite flat, and wind through light woods.

Last updated: 2022-04-14 12:00 AM
00:14:40 | 500 meters | 02m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/7
Overall: 108/141
Performance: Below average
Suit: Swimsuit only
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:46
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:40:31 | 9.92 miles | 14.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/7
Overall: 102/141
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Mostly flat with light hills. Paved, minor bumps but pretty good overall.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:13
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:38:30 | 03.53 miles | 10m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/7
Overall: 132/141
Mile 1: 10:13 pace Mile 2: 10:36 pace Mile 3: 12:17 pace (lost, wrong turn, walked to get back on track) Mile 4: 10:12 pace
Course: Smooth, paved trail through woods.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 3

2022-06-05 9:38 PM


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