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Niles, Michigan
United States
80sF / 0C
Total Time = 2h 42m 19s
Overall Rank = 171/172
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up early, Oatmeal, coffee, Powerade.
Recheck the bag.Pumped the bike tires up.
Event warmup:

Hit the PortaPotty 3 times. Walked, biked slow.
  • 29m 5s
  • 880 yards
  • 03m 18s / 100 yards

Good start. Faded into sidestroke and breast stroke fairly quickly.Goggles fogged up badly for the last half.
Transition 1
  • 00m

T1 time was added into the swim time along with a 340 yd jog from the beach into the transition area.
  • 1h 11m 37s
  • 17.5 miles
  • 14.66 mile/hr

Biking was improved over last year. Next year I may bring an improved bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m

T2 time was added into the run I believe.
What would you do differently?:

Will consider getting some trishorts, as I changed out of biking into running shorts.
  • 1h 01m 38s
  • 5 miles
  • 12m 20s  min/mile

As usual, the first half mile was on lead legs. Loosened up after that, but the last 3 miles was the run/walk combo.
What would you do differently?:

Not drink as much. I pour a lot of water on my head, but I still drank too much.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk, stretch, chocolate chip cookie, Gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Primarily not enough training. A road bike would help.

Event comments:

This was my second time doing the Niles Triathlon (the 23rd anniversary of the race). It was my intro into the tri world last year. After surviving it, I figured I could do just about anything. Next year I'll be back to pursue a new PR.

Last updated: 2004-09-10 12:00 AM
00:29:05 | 880 yards | 03m 18s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/172
Performance: Average
Suit: just the speedo
Course: Well marked semi triangle.Sure seemed longer than last year.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:11:37 | 17.5 miles | 14.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 169/172
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A few good hills. Bike and run course are on same roadway for the last 1 1/2 miles. This allowed me the opportunity to pass some of the runners on my bike.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:01:38 | 05 miles | 12m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 169/172
Performance: Below average
Course: 5 mile loop with a 100 yd segment thru woods and the rest on pavement.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2004-09-10 1:23 AM

Springfield, Ohio
Subject: Niles Optimist Triathlon

2004-09-10 3:03 AM
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Northern VA
Subject: RE: Niles Optimist Triathlon

Congrats on finishing the race!!!  Thanks for the report.


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