Rev3 Anderson - Half Rev - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Anderson, South Carolina
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 19/197
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 6/40
Pre-race routine:

A little different routine today. I stayed in Greenville for the race, so I had a 25mile drive this morning. Even with the drive, there was plenty of time to get to T2 and take the shuttle to T1.
Event warmup:

None...I put on my wetsuit, and visited the porta-potties.
  • 34m 19s
  • 1931 meters
  • 01m 47s / 100 meters

The lake was nice, the temperature was perfect.
The course had plenty of sighting buoys and was easy to navigate.
What would you do differently?:

This was faster than the half in Cedar Point last month, so other than still train more to improve my swim, nothing I would have changed today.
Transition 1
  • 03m 4s

This was a slow T1 due to the two transition race. I had to take time to put my wetsuit in a bag, and with it being in the mid-50's and windy at the start I also took the time to put on arm warmers.
What would you do differently?:

I'm adding transition practice to my winter training schedule
  • 2h 42m 52s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.63 mile/hr

Challenging course, but lots of fun!
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

I had to make a quick pitstop on the way out of T1, witch added 30ish seconds to my time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 32m 17s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 02s  min/mile

I negative split the run again, so I was fairly happy with this, but would have liked to come in under 1hr 30mins.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and tried to take on some nutrition.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Stomach shutdown on the end of the bike may have limited my run performance. The hills/wind on the bike made for a difficult course, which I could handle, but I didn't have much left in the last few miles of the bike.

Event comments:

Another great Rev3 Race. This was the innagural year for Rev3 Anderson, and I would definitely go back.

Last updated: 2011-09-06 12:00 AM
00:34:19 | 1931 meters | 01m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/40
Overall: 0/197
Performance: Good
Suit: BlueSeventy Sleeveless
Course: Triangular course around the north lake pennisula in Anderson, SC.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:04
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:42:52 | 56 miles | 20.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/40
Overall: 30/197
Performance: Average
First 30 miles: 19.63mph average Last 26 miles: 21.92mph average I'm not sure how this happened as I felt pretty dead in the closing miles, although the 5ish mile climb out of T1 probably had an effect on my first half bike performance.
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Hilly as all hell and lots of wind. Since I run Hed3's I found myself riding sideways every now and then as well as negotiating some gusty areas.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90+
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:32:17 | 13.1 miles | 07m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/40
Overall: 19/197
Performance: Average
I used no nutrition on this course other than 1 cup of gatorade and a couple 1/2 cups of coke. My stomach was pretty shut down coming off the bike, and I couldn't eat anything. I wasn't really even digesting water as my stomach started to slosh in the closing miles. While I didn't really cramp during the race, I would think the stomach issues limited my performance.
Course: A couple loops and an out and back. Rolling course with a few decent hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4