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peachtree city, Georgia
United States
72F / 22C
Precipitation
Total Time = 1h 19m 23s
Overall Rank = 214/903
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 16/77
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at the Peachtree Wyndam, got up at 5:30. Had an energy bar and cup of coffee while getting ready. Once at Drake Field, I got body marked, clipped my shoes into my bike, and found my transition spot. Once again I luck out with my transition location. Not only am I at the end of the rack getting a bit more room, but I'm close to Bike Exit, and behind me is the fence. It was perfect. I ran a quick warm up, stretched, sipped some water, and chatted with some nice racers around me.
Event warmup:

Previously mentioned run, and a quick dip in the lake to get used to the cold water and wet my goggles. Then I just waited my turn in the crowd to start.
Swim
  • 10m 35s
  • 525 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards
Comments:

During this swim I felt strong and fast. Despite the water vegetation to deal with this was my best feeling swim of my triathlon career. That said, I was shocked to see my time over ten minutes. I thought for sure I broke that time. But putting that aside, my most comfortable race swim ever.
What would you do differently?:

Thinking back to my being disappointed with my time, my navigation kinda sucked. I'll bet that is where I put some time on. So I would have sighted better.
Transition 1
  • 01m
Comments:

Hell Yeah! I feel like I finally have T1 down. Nothing could have been faster. Running with my bike on my shoulder definitely is the way for me to go. Plus bike shoes already on the pedals helps.
What would you do differently?:

The only thing I can think of is to run a bit faster out of the water and with my bike.
Bike
  • 40m 15s
  • 14 miles
  • 20.87 mile/hr
Comments:

I hate to say it again, but I was shocked to see I wasn't higher ranked in bike time. I felt strong the whole way, and pushed as hard as I could on wet pavement. So ultimately I'm pretty happy. So happy, in fact, that I'd also put this bike leg as my best of the year with how it felt during the race.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing...I would have fallen down otherwise.
Transition 2
  • 00m 54s
Comments:

For me this was poetry in motion. About six riders clogged the timing mat in front of me, but otherwise this T2 is my best ever. Racking bike, helmet off, shoes on (Thanks, Yanks), and grabbing my visor with race belt clipped to it went great.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 26m 40s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 36s  min/mile
Comments:

My worst of the three disciplines. And yet, here I go again, I never felt out of breath, and kept a good cadence... a GREAT run for me! I don't know what else to say except that my wife said this was the best I've looked running in all the races she's watched. And her opinion means everything to me.
What would you do differently?:

Practice bricks more.
Post race
Warm down:

Sitting with my family and eating pizza.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing but training.

Event comments:

I hope no one read this thinking I'm full of myself. I'm not. This race was just the most comfortable and fastest I've done to date, and I felt like a real triathlete today. It's that simple.

Quick shout out to Tri-PTC for putting on such an AWESOME race. Everything was run absolutely perfectly and top notch. I'll be looking forward to doing both events there next year. So for anyone reading this involved with the race set up, "Thank You"!




Last updated: 2008-08-23 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:10:35 | 525 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/77
Overall: 0/903
Performance: Good
Suit: DeSoto Tri Suit
Course: Clockwise kind of rectangle (or more precisely, a quadrangle) with buoys on our right. Pretty straight forward.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:40:15 | 14 miles | 20.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/77
Overall: 0/903
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Out and back with rolling hills. The easiest course I've done all year.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:26:40 | 03.1 miles | 08m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/77
Overall: 0/903
Performance: Good
Course: Great out and back along nice cart paths with three aid stations and some small hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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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Great looking day all the way around..Nice job!
2008-08-24 4:05 PM
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Thanks, CSM
2008-08-24 4:40 PM
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How did I miss you out there yesterday?

Great job out there, I think the swim was a bit long. The bike was super windy as well.

2008-08-25 6:04 AM
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Good job on the race. I could learn a thing or two from you on transitions!
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