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American Triple-T Ohio - Race #4: Little Smokies Half Iron - Triathlon
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37F / 3C
= 5h 27m
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Woke up. Checked out of hotel. Got to race site and got set up.
Ar you kidding? This is race numbe four, day number three. Getting the wetsuit on was warmup enough.
01m 27s / 100 yards
My best swim of the weekend. This went very well. I suspect it was a touch short but I'm taking it. I felt remarkably good for this. I was able to swim in a group. Navigating was good. Overall very satisfied with this swim.
WTH was I doing in here. I put on a lot of clothes, more than yesterday and did not regret the extra clothing. For some reason I struggled a little to get all of the stuff on. I was happy when I got out on the course and was not frozen solid.
What would you do differently?:
3h 06m 59s
This was a combo of the yesterday's two courses. It was hard and hilly but pretty great.
not sure why this took so long.
1h 41m 20s
07m 44s min/km
This trail, as I pointed out before, is way hard. But, at this point, you know exactly what you are in for. The first loop is survival. Going out on the second loop was pretty dismal but as I got to the turn around I had a wave of "I'm feeling awesome" wash over me and I decided that I was going to finish this darn thing as fast as I could. Did the 0.63 mile climb back up to the high point of the course at 8:00 pace or better, which is saying something because it is steep. When I got to the 2.62 miles of down hill I decided to let it fly. Got under 7:00 pace and did all I could to keep it there. Passed a lot of people in the last two miles. Just wanted to finish stong and I think I did.
food. warm clothes. some socializing but I had a five hour drive ahead of me so I packed up and got going pretty quickly
This race weekend is one of my best overally experiences in triathlon. Really fun. Really well organized. Nice grass roots, non corporate feel. This really is a must do race. Not sure if my wife will let me come back next year :
) but if she does then I will be racing this again.
If you are wondering whether you should do this or not, the answer is yes.
Writing this almost a month later, I have seen a nice little fitness boost from doing this as an early season race.
Seriously. Sign up and do this race.
Last updated: 2014-06-10 12:00 AM
00:30:36 | 2112 yards | 01m 27s / 100yards
Aquaman Cell Gold
Even bigger Rectanglish
59F / 15C
Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:06:59 | 55.5 miles | 17.81 mile/hr
Combination of the two courses from yesterday, minus the most brutal hill of the weekend.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:41:20 | 13.1 kms | 07m 44s min/km
Lamp Black Trail. See the other reports for commentary. This time two out and backs, 6.5 miles each more or less.
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]
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