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Emerald Pointe Triathlon - TriathlonSprint


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Lake Lanier Island, Georgia
United States
Georgia MultiSports Productions, LLC.
70'sF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 11m 18s
Overall Rank = 69/541
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 7/39
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4 am. Ate a bagel, drank 16 oz of NUUN. Packed up the gear and out the door at 5 am for the 1 hour drive to Lake Lanier Islands. Drank 8 ounces of perpetum about 45 minutes from the start.
Event warmup:

Arrived shortly after 6 am and had to walk about a half of a mile to the transition area. Picked up my race packet, my chip, got marked and moved to my transition area. Had a great spot right next to the run out transition mat. Decided to wear my wetsuit to get a full speed transition practice. Went to the lake and swam about 300 yards for a warm up and waited for my wave.
Swim
  • 10m 17s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 34s / 100 yards
Comments:

Had mixed feelings about my swim goals. Unlike previous TRIs where I normally stay in the back and to the outside, I decided that I would start up front, and in the middle so I would have some experience in the fray in prep for the B2B mass swim start. This was a pretty brutal swim as there were probably 80 guys in my wave and I was in the middle. I immediately decided that I would stand my ground and fight through it and thought I did pretty well. Even though my time was slower than last year I learned several things. First: When an over-agressive swimmer continues to crawl up you back, and good strong kick is invalueable. And keeping a high elbow is also valuble when said swimmer attempts to cut across your body after failed attempts of swimming over you....heh...heh...
I don't think I'll start up front and in the middle at B2B but I finally believe I can handle a moderate amount of mauling thats bound to happen between the 2 min T Pace guys like me.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Swim faster?
Transition 1
  • 01m 21s
Comments:

Transitions? Check. Fastest Transition in AG and one of the fastest overall. Even with wetsuit. I got that shite down.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 37m 15s
  • 13 miles
  • 20.94 mile/hr
Comments:

Bike portion went well. Didn't over-push it as didn't feel like I needed too. I felt strong the entire ride. Steadily passed riders the entire ride, and was only passed by 5 or 6 guys.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s
Comments:

Fastest Transition in AG and I think 5th fastest overall.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 21m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 59s  min/mile
Comments:

Run went well. Had hoped to get in the 20s.....Oh well. Wasn't passed by anyone. Steadily passed runners the whole race. Even passed a couple in the chute after some urging from the brown_dog family cheering section. Thanks guys!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing? Run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked for a couple of minutes. Got some food and chatted with friends until transition was re-opened so I could claim my gear.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing.

Event comments:

Overall I'm pleased. I've been steadily getting faster each year (Over 3 minutes this year) and hopefully next year will be well below 1:10. Great Race! I love this sport.




Last updated: 2008-09-14 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:10:17 | 400 yards | 02m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/39
Overall: 0/541
Performance: Good
Suit: 2XU Bib-john
Course: Offset clockwise loop.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:21
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:37:15 | 13 miles | 20.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/39
Overall: 0/541
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back loop.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:43
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
00:21:45 | 03.11 miles | 06m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/39
Overall: 0/541
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back with a couple of small hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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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2008-10-05 5:55 PM

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2008-10-05 6:49 PM
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Great race and great report.
I especially liked your account of the swim...I'll have to remember your tips for future crowded swims.

2008-10-05 7:53 PM
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You did a 1:21 transition with that crazy hill?  You're a BEAST!
2008-10-05 9:12 PM
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Great job on the race.  That transition hill is something, isn't it?
2008-10-05 9:27 PM
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Great job, David!  You're going to sink the Battleship!!  Keep up the good prep!
2008-10-06 2:16 AM
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Great job brother.


2008-10-06 5:07 AM
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Great Race!

I watched hundreds of racers enter T1, get off their bikes, and finally at the end of the run and I was amazed how you looked really fresh compared to the other athletes.  Your definately ready for B2B. 

2008-10-06 3:15 PM
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Great transition times.  I need to get you to show me how to do them.  Your T1 was over one minute faster than mine and I did not have a wetsuit on.    I enjoyed hanging out after the race.  Too bad I had to leave, but duty called.
2008-10-06 3:50 PM
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Dude....didnt you just finish the 6gap recently? I would still be hobbling around.....

Great race and way to tear up the run.
2008-10-08 12:09 PM
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Excellent job out there... and thanks for the swim tips .

2008-10-08 1:13 PM
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Great race--way to get in there for the swim portion--I wouldn't want to fight you in a mass swim, that's for sure!! Awesome transitions too--it's free time, take it!! Excited for B2B for you--you're going to do great!


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