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Sardis, Mississippi
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 00m 48s
Overall Rank = 139/193
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 26/29
Pre-race routine:

Got up early, ate something and drank some Gatorade, loaded u the fmaily and headed to Sardis.
Event warmup:

Got into the water and swam, was able to prepare for the water temp ahead of time which really helped.
  • 16m 3s
  • 800 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

Felt really good in the water, much more than I did at MIM. I was able to freestyle the entire course with no floating on my back!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, train more for speed.
Transition 1
  • 02m 31s

Transition went fine, need to be more in a hurry than I am, something for me to work on. My bike shirt was too hard to get on so I rode shirtless.
What would you do differently?:

Work on speeding things up.
  • 57m 46s
  • 18.5 miles
  • 19.22 mile/hr

The bike was tough but I kept a strong pace. The bike is something I definately need to work more on. My back really started to hurt around mile 10.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure, just work more on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 02m 7s

Not alot to this transition, seemed to go smoothly.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on it and cut that time down!
  • 42m 24s
  • 4 miles
  • 10m 36s  min/mile

Obviously I need to work more on running out of the bike, so more brick workouts. I did not like the trail run part of the race, but it was a change from normal runs. There was a huge hill in the middle of the trail run that was tough.
What would you do differently?:

Work more on brick workouts, and make sure that the first time I needed to stop was a must becasue it makes stopping a second and thid time that much easier
Post race
Warm down:

water, meeting up with the family and cheering on the rest of the field. Also had to go to the bathroom like crazy! I got some fruit, water and cookies from the food tent and talked to a few friends.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Me. I was really happy with my swim time and that portion of the race. I still need more work on the bike and more brick workouts.

Event comments:

Definately a race I would do again. It was nice for the wife and kids also to have a place to hang out and play in the water while I raced.

Last updated: 2008-02-20 12:00 AM
00:16:03 | 800 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 18/29
Overall: 0/193
Performance: Good
Suit: no
Course: Triangle shaped
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:31
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:57:46 | 18.5 miles | 19.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 26/29
Overall: 0/193
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: flat and fast except for the back to back big ass hills at the turn-around, but man were they fun coming down!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:07
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:42:24 | 04 miles | 10m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 27/29
Overall: 0/193
Performance: Average
Course: Flat paved road for a little over a mile, then a wicked trail run for 2 miles or so.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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

2008-06-14 6:11 PM

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Bartlett, TN
Subject: Dragonfly Triathlon

2008-06-14 6:32 PM
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Jackson, MS
Subject: RE: Dragonfly Triathlon
Great job today, keep up the good work! The was a lot tougher than i had imagined, wonderful job out there. 
2008-06-16 4:45 PM
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Subject: RE: Dragonfly Triathlon
Sounds like a great race.  Congratulations!  Those trail runs can be killer.  And very nice work on that swim.  Seems all your efforts are paying off.
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