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Chattanooga, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
80F / 27C
Precipitation
Total Time = 2h 28m 10s
Overall Rank = 117/900
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 17/99
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition, talked with some friends and took the bus to the staging area for the swim.
Event warmup:

None, we couldn't get into the water to warm up prior to the race.
Swim
  • 26m 2s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards
Comments:

I felt like I was killing this swim, I had a nice long pull and was passing people left and right. It was an easy swim down the river which I really enjoyed.
What would you do differently?:

Try to find some feet. Since it was a TT start there were no feet to draft off of.
Transition 1
  • 02m 16s
Comments:

I think this time includes the run up from the water. Since it started raining while we were swimming, my helmet and shoes were full of water.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 1h 12m 52s
  • 26.41 miles
  • 21.75 mile/hr
Comments:

I really didn't have any problem with the rain, luckily there weren't any turns and it wasn't a technical course or things could have been ugly. I didn't feel like I was climbing well either for whatever reason. I was really glad to have my tubular tires and carbon wheels since I saw so many people out there with flats.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I went as hard as I could on the bike without regard for the weather.
Transition 2
  • 01m
Comments:

In and out in a flash.
Run
  • 46m 1s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 25s  min/mile
Comments:

This was a really good run for me. I had a friend that started 30 seconds after I did and passed me on the bike so I knew I would have to run him down. Out of T2 one of my other friends shouted out that he was 40 seconds ahead, so I took off and caught him before the 1 Mile mark. The rain wasn't too bad with the exception of the fact that my shoes felt like they weighed 10 lbs each. It was great to hear all the NAMC cowbells coming down that last hill to the finish. You guys ROCK!!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I ran as fast as I could off the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and got some water, talked to one of my athletes that had already finished.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I still need to do more speed work to get that 10k time down to around 42-43 minutes off the bike. I also need to be better about reconning the course prior to the race. I wasn't mentally prepared for the grinding hills of the bike course.

Event comments:

One of the best races I have ever done. Team Magic puts on a great race and I will certainly be back to do this one again.

A HUGE Thank You to all the NAMCers that came out to support us and ring some cowbell. Also thanks to the Corns for their pre race hospitality.




Last updated: 2008-06-16 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:26:02 | 1640 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 44/99
Overall: 0/900
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: Straight shot downstream from the UTC crew docks to the Waterfront park.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:16
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:12:52 | 26.41 miles | 21.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/99
Overall: 0/900
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back on Hwy 27. Rolling hills and some rough pavement.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:46:01 | 06.21 miles | 07m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/99
Overall: 0/900
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back along the Riverfront. I really liked this course with the exception of the nasty hill right after Mile 5.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2008-07-15 7:19 AM

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2008-07-15 7:35 AM
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Ahh yes, it was definitely fun watching you pick up the pace after the "go get him!" command on the run .  Great job out there!

2008-07-15 8:09 AM
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Very nice race, Brett. You were lightning fast on the run, way to go. It didn't even look like you were having to try hard. : )
2008-07-15 8:22 AM
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Different race, same story...  As usual, great race, Brett - you rocked it!
2008-07-15 9:33 AM
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Terrific job, especially on the run!  What kind of speedwork intervals are you doing?!

 I wonder why so many people flatted in the rain?  It is because you can't see stuff and run over it?

2008-07-15 9:41 AM
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Good race and good report!  Well done!

~Mike



2008-07-15 9:42 AM
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I could tell by the look on your face during the @#$% hill on the run back that you were digging deeper into that reserve you have built to finish strong ... and you did.

(I was of course envious that you were >1/2 mi from finishing while I was just starting my first mile!)

Finishing near the top 15% definitely earns your a slot to Nationals ...even if you do not take the invitation, it is a pretty cool thing to qualify as there was a tough field out out there.

2008-07-15 1:34 PM
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Nice race out there!  I am always amazed at the pace you can push on the run after the bike. 
2008-07-15 2:47 PM
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Fast the whole day long..Nice race.
2008-07-15 3:07 PM
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Not much to say about your races...you race well, you race fast, AND you make it seem effortless.  Good work.
2008-07-15 6:56 PM
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Great race Brett.  Nice job chasing down Zimmer. 


2008-07-16 11:29 AM
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Nice race!  I hope one day I can be fast like you!  Maybe I need a 'Zimmer'!
2008-07-16 12:52 PM
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Wow!! Nice job Brett!!!
2008-07-17 10:38 AM
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What can I say. You're just in a different class right now. Great race. You're having a great year. Keep it up, and kill Steelhead. Do what it takes to CW qual.
2008-07-17 1:12 PM
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You had a great race Brett! I am glad you got to hang at teh Corn-Hill pad too! I cant wait to see how fast you will be at Steelhead.
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