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Ada, Michigan
United States
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Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Showed up early to get a good spot in my rack in transition.
Event warmup:

Got in a light bike before heading down to the water. Unfortunately this race does not offer a lot of opportunities to warm up in the water, so I stood around watching the first waves of the HIM and Sprint go out before getting in for my wave.
Swim
  • 10m 20s
  • 656 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards
Comments:

Uncertain of my actual race position here. I was 3rd overall out of the water in the M40+ wave, right behind the first two people. Unfortunately I didn't stop my watch, and then I hurt my calf and didn't stop the watch until much later due to this. I also didn't make it into the T1 area for quite some time due to this.
What would you do differently?:

Not injure my calf? Stretch out my legs more before warming up. Definitely pull the wetsuit off on my own, as the "stripper" didn't help me hardly at all, actually seemed to slow me down.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

Running to T1 is where I popped my left calf muscle. Unfortunately, I quickly determined I couldn't finish the race, which was a complete heartbreaker as I felt like I was going to do very well.
Bike
  • 00m
  • 12.43 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 00m
Run
  • 00m
  • 3.11 miles
  •  min/mile
Post race
Event comments:

I felt very much like the volunteers had zero idea what to do with someone who got injured. The first few volunteers didn't know where the medical tent was. The doctor seemed in disarray. Evenutally they just sent me on my way with no clear plan on how to get my bike nor my bag from transition. Thankfully my sister and brother-in-law were there to insist on more, as I think the race organizers might have had me wait until after the race to get my things. Was pretty disappointing all around. I shudder to think what would've happened if my injury was more severe.




Last updated: 2013-03-04 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:10:20 | 656 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 10/
Performance: Good
Not sure on exact time here. Never stopped my watch.
Suit: Sleeveless wetsuit
Course:
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:00:00 | 12.43 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind:
Course:
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:00:00 | 03.11 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized? No
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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