Jamestown International Triathlon - Duathlon

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Williamsburg, Virginia
United States
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94F / 34C
Total Time = 2h 06m 42s
Overall Rank = 7/68
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/6
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 3 am. Crazy night of storms. Ate a bagel, loaded up the van and went over to my friends house at 4. Dropped the kids off with her hubby. Loaded her stuff up and we hit the road by 4:10. We had a 65 mile drive to get to race site.
Event warmup:

Did a small jog, nothing major.
  • 07m 33s
  • 1.08 miles
  • 06m 59s  min/mile

Just tried to run a comfortably hard pace. Did not want to go all out.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 11s

No issues here. Got my stuff on pretty quick and was out to the dismount line.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 07m 57s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.94 mile/hr

Felt great on the bike. No real issues. Well other than the guy that kept blocking me. It took me a good 3 miles get around him. I ended up having to do it on a corner. He was determined to ride on the left side and not let me over to pass.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 4s
  • 48m 59s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 53s  min/mile

Since it was so hot and muggy out. My plan was not to PR the run, but to run for place. Once I knew that no one in my age group was ahead of me, I ran the pace I needed in order to keep the first place. I would only speed up when I though a female in my age group was approaching, which never happened.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I have had a bad experience in the heat a couple years ago, ending up in the ambulance after a hot run in south fl. So I am pretty happy with the fact that I was able to keep a fast pace in the heat, but also play it a little on the safe side and not hammer it.
Post race
Warm down:

Lot so water poured over my head and some ice down the top to cool me down quick.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat. Played it on the safe side due to how hot and muggy it was.

Event comments:

I like the venue, but the weather dealt us a bum hand. I really wanted the swim to happen, but with the lightning still going on, I think the right decision was made. I do think if the race continues to put the sprint and the International on the same course, they need to work on the turn arounds and such for the two. There were a couple of close calls that should not have happened. The top guys being taken the wrong way by the motorcycle was not cool, and how it was subsequently handled was not cool either.

Last updated: 2012-04-02 12:00 AM
00:07:33 | 01.08 miles | 06m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 9/68
Performance: Good
Course: Swim got cancelled due to lightning and bad night time storms that messed up the swim area. Race got started 30 minutes late and turned into a Du. We lined up and ran out and back for a mile. My garmin measured it at 1.08 miles
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:11
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
01:07:57 | 24.85 miles | 21.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 7/68
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: a few rollers and one bridge, crazy turn, tight u-turn
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:04
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:59 | 06.21 miles | 07m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 12/68
Course: Flat with a few miles on dirt train and covered by tree
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
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