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Jekyll Island, Georgia
United States
Georgia Multisports Productions
Total Time = 2h 41m 39s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up early as we do for all these races, ate and headed out to the race site with my buddy.
Event warmup:

Transtion set up. I did a little swimming before we started.
  • 17m 34s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 04s / 100 yards

I did well in the swim however I know I could do better if I would get my lazy butt in the water more. The swim was a "time trial" start based on your submitted times. The swim was an OWS and you swam out just a little way hung a left and then a long straight shot down to the left to the exit. I passed several folks on the swim inculding my buddy who started some 30 people before me. I was happy to pass him because I knew my weakness would be the bike and he is a strong biker. made it out the ocean and onto the beach for a little run to the transition.
Transition 1
  • 01m 51s

T1 went well.
  • 1h 18m 27s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.01 mile/hr

This was a flat course, I knew I had not been on the bike like I should have, but I wanted to try and make it to around M12 before my buddy passed me. Around M5 or 6 is where he caught me and I tried to keep near him, but knew the pace was to fast for me. Then it was keep him in sight then it was ohhh maybe I will catch him on the run. There are two turn around points one at M12 and M24 where you see other riders coming back by the M24 he had 5-6 minutes on me. Headed back to T2

Oh yea it was a real nice course on Jekyll Island
What would you do differently?:

Train more on the bike
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

In and out
  • 1h 02m 58s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 08s  min/mile

Started the run and around hitting the M1 marker I knew I had trashed my legs on the bike. I was running slow and felt a muscle cramp trying to grab a hold. I just kept plugging along, it had gotten a little hot on the run, but they had 6 water stops and that was nice. The horse flys loved me and I was swatting them pretty regular. I lady near me made the comment that I looked like pig pen with all the flys around me, so I then nick-named her Lucy. Again at M5.5 ish the mucsle cramps started but just slowed up a little and ran it in.
What would you do differently?:

train more on the bike so I do not trash my legs on the ride.
Post race
Warm down:

water, gatorade, water, ice, food......

What limited your ability to perform faster:

see above

Last updated: 2009-02-18 12:00 AM
00:17:34 | 1640 yards | 01m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:51
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:18:27 | 24.85 miles | 19.01 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:51
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:02:58 | 06.21 miles | 10m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2009-05-21 7:45 AM

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Subject: Turtle Crawl Triathlon

2009-05-21 10:58 AM
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Williamsburg, VA
Subject: RE: Turtle Crawl Triathlon

Hey Pig Pen great job!! You always do a great job, and  especially for not swimming and biking.  Race report was very interesting.

2009-05-21 2:11 PM
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Woodstock, GA
Subject: RE: Turtle Crawl Triathlon

Good job.  The Turtle Crawl is my favorite race.  You should come back next year and join us.

2009-05-21 3:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Turtle Crawl Triathlon

I think I'll call you PP for short, LOL, (I crack myself up!).  Sounds like a fun race, you always seem to make the best of everything, nice job.

2009-05-26 2:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Turtle Crawl Triathlon

Nice job, stinky boy!!! Super fast swim!!!  Awesome!!!  You still had a 19mph ave on the bike! Not too shabby!!! Very good times all around for an old man!

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