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Michigan Championships - Race Report

Michigan Championships is a 3 Disciplines Racing event located on Belle Isle, my favorite place to race - mostly because of the sunrise :-)  I had a friend ride with me to the this race - it was nice to have the company.





I set my goals at Rock Star = 1:15:00, Super Happy = 1:22:00, and Better Do = 1:30.  This may have been a little aggressive only one week after the 70.3 finish, but I love belle isle and still wanted to give it my all.  This race has a lot of meaning to me, since it was my first race after the accident last year.  After being on injured reserve all summer 2013, I still managed to place 1st in the Athena Division last year.  I have lost too much weight to race in that division this year, but I still wanted to have a good showing.


Swim - 500 m -  9:35 - 1/12 Age Group - 38/142 overall - I had a very strong swim - I am very proud of this leg of the race.  My T1 time was horrible...  My teammate Laura and I actually joked about how we were both like rookies in T1.  15 races into the season and I put on my helmet before I took off my wet suit...  Oh Well, made for some good laughs!

Bike 20k - 38:34 - 20.2 mph 3/12 Age Group - 47/142 overall - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this course.  Flat and Fast!!  



Run - 3mi - 25:57 - 8:39 min/mi -  7/12 Age Group - 72/142 overall - This is still my "low hanging fruit", but I have improved the most in my running.  It was windy and my psoas was starting to show some wear and tear from all of the miles.


Results = 1:18:03 - 3rd Age Group (F35-39), 9/52 Female overall - 90/142 overall



I posted this on facebook after the race:



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