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Ada, Michigan
United States
Tris4Health
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 34m 11s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 6/18
Pre-race routine:

Little bit a rush to get setup despite arrive 1 hour early. Parking is not close (by over a mile) and check-in + transition was crowded.
Swim
  • 19m 50s
  • 600 meters
  • 03m 19s / 100 meters
Comments:

Rushed wade-in. Plenty of fold still on land when group started. For a fairly well-organized race this was disappointing. Very uncomfortable swim, never got in a groove.

BTW please don't run the 2-cycle pontoons and put gas/oil in the water around the swimmers.
What would you do differently?:

Not inhale mega-water after getting elbowed by faster swimmers. Happened 3x. really wierd, this doesn't normally happen to me.
Transition 1
  • 02m 39s
Comments:

They had wetsuit strippers which saved a little time. I killed compared to my group.
Bike
  • 41m 12s
  • 20 kms
  • 29.13 km/hr
Comments:

Passed, passed, passed folks. Disappointed with the overall mph. 4th in the group but I felt like I was doing better.
What would you do differently?:

Ride with faster folks.
Transition 2
  • 02m 34s
Comments:

Long run w/bike with heavy racer traffic from dismount. Transition was a real unique feature of this course.
What would you do differently?:

Nada. This was a good time for this rack & conditions.
Run
  • 27m 54s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 35s  min/km
Comments:

Ok time but not competitive with the FOP for the group.
What would you do differently?:

I think I bonked due to hills on the ride.
Post race
Warm down:

Chaos due to the limited space.

Event comments:

Cool course but spectators make it cramped at the pinch point. this race neeeds some big tweeks to make it a classic.




Last updated: 2013-10-24 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:19:50 | 600 meters | 03m 19s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit: Yes
Course: Triangle.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:39
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:41:12 | 20 kms | 29.13 km/hr
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Rollers, some big.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 02:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:27:54 | 05 kms | 05m 35s  min/km
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Rollers. Course got sunny on the run.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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