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Peachtree City, Georgia
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 07m 47s
Overall Rank = 34/928
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 7/133
Pre-race routine:

After working until 11pm the night before, I got up at the crack of stupid to drive down to PTC. Of course I arrived entirely too early (if I wasn't first I was close to it), so I had plenty of time to check in and set things up. This was a good thing since I left my swim bag at LTF on Thursday, so I had to find someone to borrow goggles from. Luckily I ran into a guy from PTC that I had done IM LOU with last year and he let me borrow his goggles for the swim. I passed on this good race karma by letting one of my teammates borrow my Bell bike helmet when one of the USAT officials told him the Rudy project helmet he had been using all year wasn't approved in the US.
Event warmup:

Walked around alot...does that count?
  • 09m 45s
  • 525 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

I think this course was a little long. The sea grass (or whatever it was) made this a challenging swim. Nothing like going for a big long pull and coming up with a handful of grass and junk.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I felt really strong in the water.
Transition 1
  • 01m 16s

My rack was kind of over in the corner so it was a longish run to both bike and run exit.
What would you do differently?:

  • 35m 30s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 22.14 mile/hr

I pushed so hard on this bike I was cross eyed. I was actually a little afraid I was going to fry my legs and not have anything for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 54s

In and out...
What would you do differently?:

  • 20m 24s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 35s  min/mile

I was a bit concerned about the run seeing as a) my legs were sore before the race even started and b) I was going all out on the bike. What resulted is the best run I have ever had off the bike and a new 5k PR. When I ran out of transition I had to push to get my cadence up to where I wanted it to be, but after that I settled into a "comfortably hard" pace and never really felt like I was going to fade. It was great to feel like that for a change! I had to run the last uphill and finishing straight at a dead sprint to hold off the guy behind me.
What would you do differently?:

Since I don't race with a watch or anything I wasn't aware of how close to breaking 20 min I was, had I known that I could have found 24 more seconds somewhere on the course.
Post race
Warm down:

Got some water and walked over to the club tent to watch the other finishers. Big thanks to all the NAMC folks out there cheering and cowbelling in the rain. Also congrats to Team Sportfactory for winning the small club classification of USAT-SE.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to work on the swim to be more competative, it's obvious that I lost this race on the swim. 1:07 last year would have been good for 3rd so you can see how fast this race has become.

Event comments:

One of THE best races around. Kim and her club do a fantastic job of putting on a great race.

Last updated: 2008-08-16 12:00 AM
00:09:45 | 525 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 20/133
Overall: 0/928
Performance: Good
Course: Triangle course, TT start.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:16
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:30 | 13.1 miles | 22.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/133
Overall: 0/928
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Out and back on a rolling course.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
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
00:20:24 | 03.1 miles | 06m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/133
Overall: 0/928
Performance: Good
Course: Looped course on the golf cart paths around Peachtree City. Some rollers but nothing too bad.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2008-08-24 5:18 PM

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2008-08-24 6:17 PM
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Great race!

Congrats on going hard on the bike and PBing the run 

2008-08-24 7:01 PM
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I agree that the swim was long. 

Great job on busting out another great race.   

2008-08-24 7:28 PM
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Great job on the race. Unbelievable 5k to finish!
2008-08-25 8:31 AM
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Marietta, GA
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I agree, I can't believe I didn't run into you before the race. But I know why I didn't see you after, because you blew this course up! Great times! Holy Moly!

Congrats on the PR for the 5k!

2008-08-25 9:34 AM
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Strong all the way around but a great run split..Nice.

2008-08-25 9:54 AM
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Alpharetta, GA
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Great race, and fast time!!
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