Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lebanon, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 10m 34s
Overall Rank = 2/452
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

arrived. packet pickup. body marking. set up transition. began warmup.
Event warmup:

short jog...3/4 mile?
short swim 200m?
  • 05m 26s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

Fudged my estimated swim time to get a better starting position (as everyone seems to do). Started 27th. Only got passed at 200 and then by a group of 3 at 250.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing...maybe catch a draft when I got passed?
Transition 1
  • 01m 8s

I flew! 2nd fastest T1 in the race. I sprinted from the pool to the bike and sprinted out of transition with my bike. I do nothing in T1 other than put on my helmet.
What would you do differently?:

Not a thing!
  • 42m 12s
  • 16.5 miles
  • 23.46 mile/hr

Exited transition somewhere in the 20s (place wise). By the time I was in my shoes I was probably 5 places up. By mile 3 I'd passed the guy who started #1. By mile 8 I passed the guy riding in 2nd place. The rest of the way I slowly reeled in the guy running #1. On long straights I could see the lead vehicle with the flashing lights.
I didn't push too hard, but thought it would be great to lead in to T2. With 1/2 left on the bike I was right there reading his jersey and he looked under his arm and saw me. He put the pedal down and pulled away while I got my feet out of my shoes and eased up to prepare for T2.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

Began to turn down the wrong row and had to spend about 2 seconds looking for my bearings. Otherwise T2 was fine. Fumbled once with my left shoe, but much better than my usual T2 fumbling.
What would you do differently?:

Turn down the right row!!!
  • 20m 51s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 57s  min/mile

Run felt pretty good. Didn't struggle with anything but my effort.
I came out of T2 maybe 30 seconds behind 1st? Was reeling him in the whole time...especially on the downhills. In fact, that may have been the only time I was gaining.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I paced the run well.
Post race
Warm down:

walked it off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just my ability

Event comments:

Never finished on the overall podium before!

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Last updated: 2011-02-03 12:00 AM
00:05:26 | 328 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 32/452
Performance: Average
Suit: tri shorts only
Course: pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:08
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:42:12 | 16.5 miles | 23.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 1/452
Performance: Good
Wind: Little with gusts
Course: Really hilly course actually. Used my lowest gear a number of times.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:58
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:51 | 03 miles | 06m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 6/452
Performance: Good
Course: Run course was rolling the entire time with a category 5 climb at the turn around. I felt like my run was slow, but then remembered the course and figure it was pretty decent. It was starting to get warm by this point.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5