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Parris Island, South Carolina
US
Setup Events
65F / 18C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 04m
Overall Rank = 46/400
Age Group = Master Clydes
Age Group Rank = 1/17
Pre-race routine:

Drove over late night before from Atlanta. Arrived at hotel in Hilton Head around 10:00pm. Checked over a few things and hit the hay. Woke up at 5:30 and have a cup of coffee and a Clif bar. Drove over the event, about 40 minutes away, and checked in at the guard house at the Marine Corps Depot. Found my way to the combat training pool for check in. Had to fill out some additional forms and got setup in transition. It has been a few years since I raced a Setup Events production, but they definitely are good at what they do. Everything was pretty smooth.
Event warmup:

Not much other than got in line based on my swim seeding, did manage to get in the pool and swim about 100 meters. Felt pretty calm for first race of season and first race in about 3 years. Just kept to myself and watched other swimmers enter the pool. It was evident that people still struggle with self seeding on the swim :)
Swim
  • 10m 16s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 03s / 100 meters
Comments:

Had to pass way too many swimmers. I submitted a 2:05/100 meter seeding time and swam that. Had to navigate around about 12 folks, with 10-15 second staggered starts, this made things difficult. Swim seedings are always difficult but today seemed especially bad. Did not it let it affect me to much, just kept saying "control what you can". Felt pretty good coming out but definitely had done more sprinting than I am used to trying to get around folks.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, maybe seed a little higher? Don't think it would matter much as it seemed to be an issue from top to bottom today.
Transition 1
  • 01m 18s
Comments:

Did not leave shoes clipped in this time, training for full so figure I am going to keep things the same.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 29m 48s
  • 10 miles
  • 20.13 mile/hr
Comments:

Bike course had a ton of turns, missed one turn completely and had to circle the parking lot so probably lost about 15 seconds, but completely my fault. I did not preview the course as I arrived the morning of the race but honestly I may have ridden more conservatively as I pushed right into many corners and locked up the back tire twice.
What would you do differently?:

Not missed the one turn :)
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s
Comments:

Not much here, just in and out
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 21m 40s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 59s  min/mile
Comments:

Out and back run, started out a pretty good clip and about mile 1 really got into a good stride. All morning long I had passed people and not been passed so mentally was feeling pretty good. That was a function of swim seeding as much as anything else, but felt good. On the way back got caught by a road guard of a platoon going to the chow hall and had to come to a complete stop for about 30 seconds while they passed. Automatic disqualification if you break a formation. They said it hardly ever happens where it affects the run, but it did me. Maybe time to go buy a lotto ticket?
What would you do differently?:

Run faster as to maybe not get caught by the platoon :)
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, had a bottle of water and another bar.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim limitations continue to plague me.

Event comments:

Setup does a great job everywhere I have been with them. I started racing their events years ago and the quality has remained. Looking forward to another race next month in North Carolina.




Last updated: 2017-01-27 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:10:16 | 500 meters | 02m 03s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/17
Overall: 71/400
Performance: Average
Suit: One piece DeSoto Tri
Course: 25 meter pool, up and back same lane for 10 different lanes.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 01:18
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:29:48 | 10 miles | 20.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/17
Overall: 18/400
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Out, around, back, lollipop, many many turns.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:59
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:21:40 | 03.1 miles | 06m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/17
Overall: 62/400
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2017-03-21 7:01 AM
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Sounded like a great race to kick off the season!  Congrats!

2017-03-21 8:58 AM
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Thanks Kim, appreciate it!
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