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Athens, Texas
United States
Athens YMCA
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 36m 9s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/4
Pre-race routine:

Mostly staying warm and dry.
Event warmup:

No chance to warmup. It was dark until just before athletes' meeting.
  • 06m 42s
  • 328 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

Very strong swim.
What would you do differently?:

I'll be less conservative in reporting my estimated 300m time so I can be seeded a bit higher and perhaps not have to pass so many people.
Transition 1
  • 04m 46s

Had to put on thermal jacket and tights and gloves, which took a great deal of time in T1.
What would you do differently?:

Unzip tights; sit down to put them on.
  • 52m 18s
  • 14 miles
  • 16.06 mile/hr

Rear derailleur not adjusted properly so I could not effectively use the smaller gears on hills.
What would you do differently?:

Check out bike more thoroughly prior to race.
Transition 2
  • 02m 14s

Taking off thermal gear easier than putting it on.
What would you do differently?:

  • 30m 5s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 40s  min/mile

Excellent run for me. First mile okay, though a bit stiff. Loosened up in second mile and just kept it up till the end.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Drank water. Took dirty gear to car and changed clothes. Ate baked potato. Stretched some.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor bike.

Event comments:

Race packet said check in for transition would be 5:30 a.m. It was not. volunteers on site said 6 a.m., but even then it was late. Swim start was late but due to late arrival of EMT's and race director's concern for athletes' safety.

Last updated: 2009-02-20 12:00 AM
00:06:42 | 328 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
I gave a very conservative swim time based on where I was three months ago so I ended up with slower swimmers, but it wasn't too bad. I passed three people, two of whom stopped at the end of the lane for that purpose, which I appreciate.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:46
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:52:18 | 14 miles | 16.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: Large aggregate chip seal highway.
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:14
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:05 | 03.11 miles | 09m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Some rolling hills. Robbins Road is one long downhill a half mile in and last a mile, and then it's back uphill.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-03-15 1:42 PM

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