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Carrollton, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
Total Time = 1h 10m 24s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 4/23
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 6:00. Ate a granola bar and had some accelerade. Drank half a rockstar on the way to the race. Got there a little before 7. Set up transition area and started warming up.
Event warmup:

Ran one loop around the lake. Put on wetsuit and swam a few hundred yards. I made a point to really work during my swim warmup b/c last year i didn't warm up very good, started out too hard, and was gassed by the first turn.
  • 11m 13s
  • 656 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

The swim was much better than last year. Going out was the toughest part. Had to swim around a few people and i went off course a little bit. I hit open water and found a groove on the backside. I felt like i was gliding along pretty well at about 80% exertion. Got tangled up with someone on the last 50 in to shore, so i kicked in the high gear to get clear of them.
What would you do differently?:

Start on the outside. For some reason I started on the inside b/c I thought it would be faster.
Transition 1
  • 01m 42s

Wetsuit got stuck on my heel. No biggie. Everything else went pretty smooth. I wish I could race without socks, b/c its always hard to put socks on. I fumbled a little getting clipped in and getting going on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Train to race without socks. Practice mounting the bike.
  • 31m 22s
  • 11.2 miles
  • 21.42 mile/hr

Felt pretty good on the bike. Just got some clip on aerobars a few days prior, but I felt comfortable using them. I did dial it back just a bit at about mile 8 b/c I wanted to save some legs for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Just get stronger on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

I forgot to leave my shoes tied after my warmups, so I had to retie them in T2. That was a waste of time. Other than that, T2 went smoothly.
What would you do differently?:

Keep running shoes tied. Better yet, get some yankz.
  • 25m 7s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 06s  min/mile

If there was a part of my race I was disappointed it, it was my run. I felt like I gave it near 100%, so I'm happy with the effort. But I am disappointed that all I could muster was a 25m 5k. I thought I was going to be faster than that. Oh well.
What would you do differently?:

Continue to work on running. Incorporate more bricks in training. My heartrate was sky high starting the run and never really came down. I think I hit 184 at one point. I'm used to being in the high 150's and low 160's.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a bottle of water, talked with the family for a little bit, grabbed 5 or 6 oreos and did some light stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

3rd year doing this race and I always enjoy myself. I'll look foward to doing it again next year.

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Last updated: 2008-01-21 12:00 AM
00:11:13 | 656 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/23
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: sleeveless
Course: long rectangle. out about 250m, 50m at the far end, back 250m, and 50m back to shore
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:42
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:31:22 | 11.2 miles | 21.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/23
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: rolling.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:58
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:07 | 03.1 miles | 08m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/23
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back run around a lake and on a country backroad .
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2008-04-27 3:49 PM

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2008-04-27 9:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri the Parks - John Tanner State Park
Awesome job on the race- you were 10 seconds from hardware- I see that happening for you this year if you stay in the "Big Boys Club".  That bike split was insane. Congrats on a strong race.
2008-04-28 6:45 AM
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Nice job out there... congratulations!

2008-04-29 8:00 AM
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Subject: RE: Tri the Parks - John Tanner State Park
Smoking fast bike split! Way to go!
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