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Troy, North Carolina
United States
Xterra and Middle Ring Cycles
Total Time = 2h 57m 28s
Overall Rank = 10/56
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Pre-race routine:

Ate some food, drove to the race site, set up transition.
Event warmup:

swam roughly 50m
  • 17m 54s
  • 1000 meters
  • 01m 47s / 100 meters

mid pack as usual, sighting was very good. Felt good coming out of the water, I may not be fast but I don't use up my matches.
Transition 1
  • 01m 35s

Didn't really push to go fast in T1, just did what needed to be done.
  • 1h 41m 19s
  • 14.91 miles
  • 8.83 mile/hr

Burped the front wheel a few times, aired up once. Didn't go hard, just rode steady saving some matches for the run. Tried E-caps on the ride, had them on the handle bar, ate 5-6 which may have been too much.

What would you do differently?:

not eat as many e-caps
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

Good T2, except for the right shoe buckle being stuck from the mud/horse sh!t. I had to pull it off.
  • 55m 46s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 59s  min/mile

Fell once, early on the run which made me forget about the stomach cramps for a while. The cramps subsided around 23 minutes into the run and allowed me to up the pace and I reeled in a runner who had passed me earlier.
What would you do differently?:

Don't eat so many e-caps on the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

went to the lake and washed off the mud/horse shit.

Event comments:

Good race put on by Middle Ring Cycles. Nice trails, but they need some trail love. The run is epic, and beautiful as it hugs the shoreline of Badin Lake.
I held back on the bike as I didn't want to have another melt down like at Du Nats. I also learned a valuable lesson on my race nutrition, 3rd year racing XTERRA's and I still have a lot to learn. Overall, I'm happy with my performance, and happy to put the last race behind me.

Last updated: 2009-05-04 12:00 AM
00:17:54 | 1000 meters | 01m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 23/56
Performance: Good
Course: 2 lap triangle course
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:35
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:41:19 | 14.91 miles | 8.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 10/56
Performance: Good
Course: Gravel road to the trailhead then two laps of the trails. Horse trails, so the trail was pretty degraded in sections, deep (2 feet +) ruts, post holes from horse shoes, nasty horse sh!t filled mud holes. Some really nice climbs and a couple of fun swoopy sections. weeeeeeeee
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:55:46 | 06.21 miles | 08m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/56
Performance: Average
Course: Single track trail that follows the shoreline for most of the run, minus the trail across the peninsula. Rocky/Roots/Stumps/Logs Fun stuff...
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 4

2009-05-05 12:40 PM

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