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Hendersonville, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 10m 35s
Overall Rank = 27/455
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/26
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:15am Ate my bagel with honey and drank 1 bottle of water. Left the house at 4am and drove 120 miles to the race.
Event warmup:

Rode the bike 1/2 mile, jogged a little down to the lake and was the last person to swim a warm up.
  • 08m 19s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

I put down a very high swim estimate hoping to start last. I started 227 so I was in the 9 min crowd. I swam a little different this year. At the start I ran down the ramp, around the dock and swam a little farther to the right and made an angle to the turn buoy. This allowed me to pass a lot of people and not get caught up in them. It worked great. After the second buoy I had trouble navigating and went really far to the right. I lost a lttle time but no one was in my way. After I got to the last turn buoy, the water was bubbling from the crowd. I had a guy on my left keep shoving me and I just kept swimming. Finally out of the water and up the ramp to my shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Navigate better. I wasn't looking up much because I usually veer a little left swimming but this time I went right.
Transition 1
  • 00m

No time for the first transition. The time was included in the first run.
What would you do differently?:

  • 38m 50s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 19.31 mile/hr

I had a really good bike ride...passed a lot of faster swimmers. I only had one problem, the course was open to traffic and the cars would get bunched up behind slower bikers making it hard to pass them. I went back and forth with another biker for about 6 miles. We kept pushing each other but avoided the drafting rule as best possible.
What would you do differently?:

Almost forgot to put my helmet on. Took 2 steps and realized it wasn't on. It cost me 5 seconds.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

Shoes and helmet off...running shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

went smooth
  • 22m 37s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile

I wanted to run the two 1.5 mile runs in 10 min each. The 1st run included the swim to run transition and was a 12:04. The 2nd run was a true timed 10:33. I passed a lot of people on both runs. I kept wanting to rest on both runs and had to keep telling myself they're just a 1.5 mile and I could rest later.
What would you do differently?:

nothing...I was over 1 min faster than last year.
Post race
Warm down:

lots of water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Last race of the year. I had run 4 races in 4 weeks. 3 sprints and an Oly. I was worn out.

Event comments:

Team Magic does a great job. I got to meet up with some friends. I was 2 mins from 3rd in age group and 4 min ahead of the next person in AG. I have some things to work on in the off season. All in all I was 2 min faster than last year and 25 places farther up so it was a good race.

Last updated: 2008-09-11 12:00 AM
00:08:19 | 400 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/26
Overall: 119/455
Performance: Average
Course: Counter clockwise in a rectangular shape.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Good Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:38:50 | 12.5 miles | 19.31 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/26
Overall: 29/455
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Loop course of city roads around the lake area.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 100
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:37 | 03 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/26
Overall: 37/455
Performance: Good
Course: The 1st 1.5 mile run was from the lake to transition up a big hill. The 2nd 1.5 mile run was an out and back on the same road but without the big hill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-09-11 12:23 PM

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