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2008 Heatwave Classic Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 15m 18s
Overall Rank = 73/
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 5/10
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5, ate cereal and bread with peanut butter and left for course. Set up transition and hung around drinking.
Event warmup:

I wanted to get my swim cap on with water so i went and swam about 200m to warm-up some.
  • 12m 46s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 27s / 100 yards

For my second OWS ever, this was surprisingly not that bad. The waves didn't effect my breathing at all. The start was pretty rough since i had never done a wave start before. My stroke still needs a lot of work.
Transition 1
  • 01m 22s

Did alright, wasn't bad at all.
  • 1h 15m 11s
  • 24.5 miles
  • 19.55 mile/hr

I was really chugging and felt bad b/c i got passed by a lot of people on the bike but for me i think i did well around what i expected. I guess since i have only been riding since May I will get better. I am going to fiddle with clip-on aero bars this next week i think. Oh, and not to mention i lost a water bottle on the 4th mile...hah.
What would you do differently?:

Faster more consistent
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s

peice of cake and off to the races!.
  • 45m 14s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 07m 18s  min/mile

I did well not drinking too much during late stages of bike so as to not feel bad at the start of the run. I seemed fine and doused myself at each station so i kept cool fine. Didn't cramp at all.
What would you do differently?:

Push more...
Post race
Warm down:

Douse myself with water and drink a lot. Eat post-race food..

Event comments:

Great Race!

Last updated: 2008-06-07 12:00 AM
00:12:46 | 880 yards | 01m 27s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/10
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:22
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:15:11 | 24.5 miles | 19.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/10
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back from Rice rd. onto Trace. Rough uphill+wind on the way back.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:47
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:45:14 | 06.2 miles | 07m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/10
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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

2008-06-07 3:37 PM

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Jackson, MS
Subject: 2008 Heatwave Classic Triathlon

2008-06-07 4:29 PM
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Brandon, MS
Subject: RE: 2008 Heatwave Classic Triathlon

Haha... I lost a bottle last year, too.  Which was also the first time I did it.

Don't feel bad about getting passed on the bike in this race, man.  There are some serious horses that show up for this one.  You did great for your first time, especially considering how long you've been riding.  And that is one hell of a good 10k you threw out there. 

Great race!

2008-06-08 12:18 AM
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Jackson, MS
Subject: RE: 2008 Heatwave Classic Triathlon
haha, yea... those bottles sure do get slippery. Luckily i purchased the 3-pack.  Thanks, yea... i definately figured I was up against some good competition on the bike leg when every 2 outta 3 people that passed me sounded like "Whoaop Whoaop Whoaop".  Hey, if you every wanna try to get together and train anytime I will be around since I am at the UMC campus next year. I don't really know many of the local Tri people.
2008-06-08 3:17 PM
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Madison, MS
Subject: RE: 2008 Heatwave Classic Triathlon
Wow! Great job! You are smokin'!
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