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John Tanner Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Carrolton, Georgia
United States
Tri the Parks Triathlon Race Series
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 05m 10s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 6/52
Pre-race routine:

Got up early, had a couple cups of coffee on the way to the race. Drove with LisaB. Had a kashi bar for breakfast. Got my chip and bodymark, met up with the BT and NAMC folks. Totally lost my wetsuit and Kirk Came to the rescue with a loaner thar actually fit me
Event warmup:

Tried on the wetsuit that Kirk brought for me that belongs to GW, that was once Kraigs, that was once WetsuitRentals. (wonder how many people peed in it? :) ). turned out to be an awesome suit and I will buy one!
  • 10m 49s
  • 656 yards
  • 01m 39s / 100 yards

Good swim for me.I hung with some people that are better swimmers. The borrowed wetsuit worked beautifully. Sighting was good and I held a nice even stroke the whole time. I enjoy combat swimming and found myself being a little more aggressive this time.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more in training. I did as well as I could have within my capabilities, and have no complaints
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

pretty good transition. I lost a few seconds getting the wetsuit over the timing chip. It was the first time I ever took that wetsuit off too, so good all things considered
What would you do differently?:

Dont lose my wetsuit and practice
  • 30m 30s
  • 11.2 miles
  • 22.03 mile/hr

Ran out of transition and tried to settle in for a minute, but then K Spengler cruised by, and it was on. I ramped it up and chased him to mile 3 and then made the move to pass. We jockeyed a few times for position during the rest of the race. Came up to two slow moving cars and had to scream and do some dangerous passing on the right, then the left. That got my heart rate up and slowed us up for several seconds. After that point, kevin passed me again and I saw J22 and Luis at the turn ahead, so I screamed "let's go get them" and passed them at around mile 7-8. I was hairy from there as J22, Kevin, and Myself shuffled a bit. I ended up in the front the last 2 miles and kevin caught me coming into the park. I knew I could make up a few seconds in transition as I was prepping for the flying dismount. came of clean and quick
What would you do differently?:

only thing that slowed me down were the stupid cars on the course. Nothing I can do about that. This was a fun ride and I enjoyed being out there with some friends in friendly competition.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Good transition. lost 2-3 second going left with my bike as someone wanted to go right. otherwise clean and quick
What would you do differently?:

dismount on the left instead of right, where my rack is
  • 21m 46s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile

Managed to get out in front of Kevin, but he was staying right on my heels. I was pretty taxed after the bike ride, and knew I would have to suck it up. I felt slow and sluggish, then we hit the big hill before the mile 2 turnaround and that's where kevin made his move and passed me. I stayed on his heels the best I could, but he built an insurmountable lead of 2-300 yards. I ended up with a sprint out with another guy at the end, which was fun. I was suprised to run sub 22. Set a 5k PR
What would you do differently?:

Not much. run volume was slight this month with some nagging IT band isues
Post race
Warm down:

Rang some cowbell, brought in the rest of the members and ran out to Bill H to reel him in.
I shaved 5 minutes off a pretty good time last year, and raced my first AG non clyde and finished a repectable 6th. I am just happy to continue to make progress. Kudo's to my other NAMC competitive pals, we all made it tough on each other and we all had PR's.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

training time, weight (still have some dead weight to get off).

Event comments:

good low key race. Post race festivities and food is a little weak, but these races are well organized and a great Value

Last updated: 2009-03-24 12:00 AM
00:10:49 | 656 yards | 01m 39s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra
Course: counter clockwise in the small lake at tanner
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:15
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:30:30 | 11.2 miles | 22.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Clockwise loop on country roads around the park. A few rollers and only one or two climbs of minor significance
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00.48
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:46 | 03.1 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/52
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: around the lake and on service roads with some a couple good hills including a big one at the turnaround
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-04-27 9:18 AM

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2009-04-27 10:21 AM
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Nice job out there and I would have to agree with you about the good friendly competition.  It's always easier to give that little extra push when there is someone chasing or to be chased.  This season is going to be crazy!
2009-04-27 10:22 AM
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Winder, GA
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Awesome job, Greg! You set out to kick it and you totally did!
2009-04-27 8:40 PM
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Nice job out there.  With our pre-race bet, I guess I'm buying the first round of beers.
2009-04-28 8:42 AM
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nice job Mr. Corn.  seems like you've got unlimited potential!  you'll be shooting for sub 1:00 sprints in no time!
2009-04-28 2:44 PM
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Marietta, GA
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Smokin' Race - 5K PR during the race is crazy! Congrats!

2009-04-28 3:07 PM
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Marietta, GA
Subject: RE: John Tanner Sprint
Great great race! You are the guy I try to pace off of during races, and I strive for times like yours. Thanks for being such a good goal racer to go off of. You raced like a true Spartan!

Good Luck this season!

2009-04-29 7:13 AM
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Vestavia Hills
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WOW, Greg, smokin' fast splits ... and it is just the beginning of the season.  You earned it through your consistent training and work ethic in getting your butt out there to train when others would have stayed home.

Equally not surprising is that you handled misplacing your wetsuit well - and rolled with it to log an awesome race.

Very impressive ... you now have a big target on your back!

2009-04-29 7:20 AM
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Nashville, TN
Subject: RE: John Tanner Sprint
Great race GCorn.  My goal for the season will now be to NOT let you run me down in a race. 
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