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Tri the Parks - Richard B. Russell State Park - TriathlonOlympic

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Elberton, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
85F / 29C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 39/217
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 5/14
Pre-race routine:

Ate some toast with peanut butter, drove 2 hours.
Event warmup:

A short run, swim.
  • 18m 22s
  • 1094 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

A fairly decent swim. Someone was drafting off of me the whole way -- I felt the fingers.
What would you do differently?:

Kick whoever was drafting off me. ;-)
Transition 1
  • 01m 20s

Lousy transition. Stopped to put on socks.
What would you do differently?:

Run without socks, practice transitions more.
  • 1h 04m 7s
  • 22 miles
  • 20.59 mile/hr

Dropped my chain at about mile 16. Never recovered.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to shift better.
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

I need to practice this transition also.
  • 30m 58s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile

Pretty typical run for me. Wish I was faster.
What would you do differently?:

Practice bricks, learn to run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Dropping my chain.

Event comments:

An average Tri the Parks race.

Last updated: 2008-06-06 12:00 AM
00:18:22 | 1094 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 0/217
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: Triangular
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:20
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:04:07 | 22 miles | 20.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/14
Overall: 0/217
Performance: Bad
Wind: None
Course: A circular out and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Bad Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:05
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:58 | 04 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/14
Overall: 0/217
Performance: Average
Course: Rolling out and back. Starts out 0.4 miles on trail, then through the pave roads of the park.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-06-07 7:46 PM

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Lilburn, GA
Subject: Tri the Parks - Richard B. Russell State Park

2008-06-08 6:54 AM
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Atlanta, GA
Subject: RE: Tri the Parks - Richard B. Russell State Park

Great warm up race for your OLY.  It is nice to be the draftee than the drafter!  It means you are a decent swimmer, right.  I take it as a compliment.  You are ready for a nice OLY next week.  Good luck.

 Disregard the follow if you already know the trick to getting a dropped chain back on without dismounting.  If the chain drops to the inside (most of the time), just shift to your big ring and pedal gently.  The bike will do the work of putting it back on.  It works all the time (unless the chain is really jammed).

2008-06-08 7:09 AM
in reply to: #1451839

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Arlington, VA
Subject: RE: Tri the Parks - Richard B. Russell State Park
Seriously good race. I wanted to be there, but took the wife for her first at Lake Lanier. I wish I could complain about my 7:40 mile

When you say "dropped my chain... never recovered" do you mean mentally or physically couldn't get your HR back into zone? I have gone through both and was just curious which one you were battling out there.
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