Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lebanon State Park, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
86F / 30C
Total Time = 1h 31m 16s
Overall Rank = 140/347
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 19/25
Pre-race routine:

Let me first start this RR saying this is the first race I ever did last year, so this was my anniversery into triathlon and BT. I had big expectations for this race because I really wanted to see how much I fared and improved over my last years time.
Second I want to start this RR saying everthing you can do wrong to race and train for an event, I think I did for this race.
It started last Sunday when I got the flu from my son and missed two days work and my training workouts for all week. I was really sick and rarely miss work and sure would not miss a whole week of training.
Event warmup:

I went last night to pick up my race packet in the rain, resolved to the fact I would just be a jockstrapper for this race since I really had no energy and still felt like crap from being sick. I had taken a good amount of my cough medicine Tussinex (lets just say NECTAR OF THE GODS) and decided to drink.
So on the night before the event I had some mexican food and 9 beers... Oh and some damn good cold medicine. When I got to the house I was feeling pretty damn good about myself and my chances to race the next day, so I packed my stuff and prepared to get some sleep. Funny thing is Tussinex makes me wide awake... So after 20 minutes of sleep I was up for the night. Finally at 430 am I got up and ate a bagle, took another swig of tussinex and headed to the race site.
  • 07m 17s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 26s / 100 yards

The first 200 I was golden, everything felt like is was churning on all cylinders, then reality of not steeping in a pool for a week set in.
I wondered as I had 100 yards left how I could finish and if it hadnt been for the deep in, I could have walked. Exited the pool and walked (yes I know) walked to the T1 area... Tried to catch my breath

Time to beat from last year7:42
What would you do differently?:

not be sick, train...
Transition 1
  • 01m 51s

Walked to my bike, I was number 81 and 3 racks in... put on helemt and glasses, this is whn I noticed it was raining.
walked my bike out of T1... Got on bike and away we go....

time to beat 2:13
What would you do differently?:

not walk...
  • 52m 33s
  • 16.5 miles
  • 18.84 mile/hr

This was actually the only part I thought I could get thru, I just wondered if in my high on cough medicine state, I could control the bike.
Took some time getting my feet in my shoes because I was wobly.
tried to attack on the bike but about half way thru I knew at this point I just needed to survive this thing; rain was coming down pretty hard. I passed a lot of people on the bike which suprised me.
About half way in I told myself if I could make it to the run I would walk it all.
Felt like I would pass out several times and had to get out of aero to that feeling passed.
Took a gel with a mile to go and new that would be a problem later.
Finished bike, thinking damn I am so glad that was over...

time to beat 55:12
What would you do differently?:

same as above
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

Actually felt good coming into T2 cause I knew I could walk the run. Ran with the bike.
T2 went pretty smooth, rain stopped finally.

time to beat 1:38
What would you do differently?:

same as above
  • 28m 21s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 27s  min/mile

Run felt better than I thought or I just wanted to get done, so I didnt stop to walk like I told myself earlier on the bike.
Could feel gel wanting to come up a few times around mile 1 and I ended up peeing on myself at mile 2. Over all run, was like a LSD and felt ok. I just felt very fatigued and was glad when it was over.

Time to beat 27:49
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

No warm down, hung around and waited for everyone to finish. Got something in my belly grabbed my stuff and came the whole home. Took a shower and slept for the next 6 hours.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

9 beers the night before,
High on cough medicine,
Maybe some training the week before,
Some type of nutrition plan that week,

But I did beat my time from Last year and my very first Tri ever... Even high I have some skilzzz

Event comments:

Over all I am glad I did the race, so I could justify picking up my race packet.
I dont know if I would do it again but I am glad it is over now... I sure the hell would not have did it, if the race would have been a OLY.

Now I am off to take more cough medicine..

Last updated: 2006-07-30 12:00 AM
00:07:17 | 300 yards | 02m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/347
Performance: Below average
Course: Pool swim, My warm up consisted of 100 yards of swimming where I then drug myself out of the water and sat on the edge of the pool all leg shacky, high, and wondering what I was doing.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:51
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:52:33 | 16.5 miles | 18.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/347
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Course was a very hilly 1 loop around the park, last 4 miles were on very bumpy crappy road. It poured the rain the whole time...
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:12
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:21 | 03 miles | 09m 27s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/347
1 mile 9:07 didnt see mile two finish 19:17
Course: out and back on park road with one pretty descent hill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]