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Columbia, South Carolina
United States
Setup Events
Total Time = 1h 14m 51s
Overall Rank = 116/368
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 20/38
Pre-race routine:

Got up at the butt crack of dawn and drove about an hour to the race site.
Event warmup:

Does squeezing my anal sphincter together while standing in line for one of three port-a-potties count as a warm up?
  • 13m 49s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 32s / 100 yards

This was one of the worst swims I've had in a long time. I got tangled up with a couple of guys around the first buoy, and I got frustrated and flustered. I tried to put my head down and go around them and ended up getting about 50 yards or more off course. I had to swim back to final turn buoy to avoid a penalty. To top it off I got off course again on the way to shore. To say I navigated poorly is an understatement!!
What would you do differently?:

stay calm, practice navigation in open water.
Transition 1
  • 01m 5s

After the swim I was really frustrated with myself. Instead of putting things aside I sadly focused on what I had just done poorly and let it get to me. My heart rate felt a little high.
What would you do differently?:

Focus on the race left instead of worring about what just happened.
  • 34m 52s
  • 11 miles
  • 18.93 mile/hr

I started the bike kind of flustered from the swim with a higher heart rate than I would have liked to have had. There were enough rolling hills to kind of zap some of my MOJO. About half way into the ride I felt like I got back on track.
Transition 2
  • 00m 54s

The transition was uneventful.
What would you do differently?:

go faster
  • 24m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

Sweet lord there was one muther of a hill at the turn around point that sucked every last bit of go juice from me. Prior to the hill I kept wondering why the people that were coming towards me had such painful looks on their faces. Boy did I find out!! After the big hill at the turn around I rand down the hill and up several other rolling hills to the finish.
What would you do differently?:

run faster
Post race
Warm down:

laid on the ground, drank some water, drank a diet coke, ate an orange and a firehouse sub.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I had a hard traing week, but I allowed my race to go in the bucket from the beginning.

Event comments:


Last updated: 2008-06-23 12:00 AM
00:13:49 | 547 yards | 02m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 31/38
Overall: 0/368
Performance: Bad
Course: counter clockwise triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Time: 01:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:34:52 | 11 miles | 18.93 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/368
Performance: Below average
Course: rolling
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:12 | 03.11 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/368
Performance: Below average
Course: out and back
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-06-23 11:01 AM

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2008-06-23 1:06 PM
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Out running or enjoying a fine glass of red...
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Nice job on the race! I would have thought the folks coming back towards you would be smiling, since they were done with the hill.

Go Kamikaze Gecko!
2008-06-23 1:26 PM
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Science Nerd
Redwood City, California
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Nice job on the race!! 
2008-06-23 5:27 PM
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Kauai, Hawaii
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Very detailed report! I hope you still had some fun!
2008-06-23 7:03 PM
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Great job! Glad you were able to eventually get it back together after those swim issues occurred. Looks like you really rocked the bike and run!

2008-06-23 7:14 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
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Holy moly  2 tris in 6 days!  Your body is screamin for some well deserved rest.  Great job for pushing past the frustration and finishing strong.

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