Buster Britton Memorial Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Pelham, Alabama
United States
Team Magic
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 20m 53s
Overall Rank = 192/392
Age Group = M 45-49
Age Group Rank = 11/24
Pre-race routine:

Up early as it was a 1+15 hour drive... shower and shave as usual... oatmeal and coffee for the ride... rocked it out with two of my daughters to get us in the mood!
Event warmup:

Light stretching and a short swim.
  • 07m 55s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

MUCH BETTER sighting... still got inside on first leg but recovered... MUCH better drafting as well... still a little tentative but my best OWS to date!
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s

Slow to get shoes clipped in...
What would you do differently?:

Practice Practice Practice!
  • 45m 3s
  • 13 miles
  • 17.31 mile/hr

WORST bike ride on that course... EVER... not sure what happened but I had a miserable day climbing... downhills were some of my fastest ever but the climbs got me... 11 mins behind the AG First Place... suck suck suck! 218 watt avg... fairly typical for my rides... but no power on climbs...
What would you do differently?:

PEDAL HARDER! This winter I am going to have to focus on improving on the bike... very disappointed in my ride today! I think I seriously need a tri bike...
Transition 2
  • 02m 19s

Stopped to put on socks as it was really hot... and I was soaked from the bike...
What would you do differently?:

Get shoes that are meant to be run in without socks... should have looked at the course closer... took right foot out of shoe WAY TOO EARLY... for a good 3 mins I thought I missed a turn and was off the course!
  • 23m 34s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 52s  min/mile

BEST RUN to date... WTF... worst ride yet best run... not sure what was going on there... cold, wet towels and multiple water stations were really nice... got passed early on by several but ended up passing most on the last mile as I just felt great!
What would you do differently?:

Keep up what I am doing...
Post race
Warm down:

Water, Fluid Recovery, two hugs from my daughters and a massage!

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Thanks Team Magic... great t-shirt in the swag bag... actually glad to not get yet another tech shirt! Would have like some kind of hardware to commemorate the 25th anniversary!

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Last updated: 2011-04-04 12:00 AM
00:07:55 | 400 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/24
Overall: 146/392
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca 226
Course: Run into mucky, rocky, stick laden lake... straight out then left turn... 150 yards or so and then left turn with 200y to beach for exit... floats easy to see the entire way!
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:03
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:45:03 | 13 miles | 17.31 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/24
Overall: 253/392
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back in Oak Mountain... hills are brutal!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:19
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:34 | 03 miles | 07m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/24
Overall: 140/392
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back in the woods on unimproved road... shady and plenty of water!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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