Giant Acorn International - TriathlonOlympic

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Bumpass, Virginia
United States
Set-Up Inc.
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 38m 55s
Overall Rank = 151/460
Age Group = M 45-49
Age Group Rank = 10/33
Pre-race routine:

Arrived very early. Plenty of time to checkout the swim course and get organized. Had a much bigger breakfast than usual since the start was so late in the day (10AM). Had a scare finding the place so just as well we had lots of time. There are two marinas on Lake Anna with the same name!
Event warmup:

Some stretching. Light jogging - just a few hungred yards.
  • 36m 9s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

What a slow swim! Navigation was not good.
What would you do differently?:

Got to figure out how to pace myself in the swim. I feel like I left a lot in the tank after this swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 47s

Not a great bike mount but overall a great tranaition in comparison to any other I have done. Somehow the wetsuit just came flying off!
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to mount with shoes on the bike.
  • 1h 11m 39s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.81 mile/hr

I could have pushed the hills a bit harder in retrospect.
What would you do differently?:

Push the hills harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 28s

Fairly happy with this transtion. Not sure where I lost the time.
What would you do differently?:

Leave shoes on bike.
  • 47m 33s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 40s  min/mile

Very happy with this run. Tough little run course but still a pretty decent time. Could have pushed a little harder on the second loop. Gave the last half mile everything I had.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder miles 4 and 5
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim pacing.

Event comments:

Need to spell out directions MUCH better!

Last updated: 2009-09-30 12:00 AM
00:36:09 | 1640 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 30/33
Overall: 382/460
Performance: Below average
Suit: Xterra Full Vortex
Course: Three sides of a rectangle around a peninsula.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:47
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:11:39 | 24.85 miles | 20.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/33
Overall: 141/460
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Rolling hills. Asphalt a little rough in the beginning. Two loop course. A bit tricky that it was still open to traffic.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:28
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:47:33 | 06.21 miles | 07m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/33
Overall: 85/460
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling hills. Two loops. Short, flat trail section to start and finish with lots of tree roots to trip over.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 3