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Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
75F / 24C
Total Time = 50m 49s
Overall Rank = 43/366
Age Group = Male 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/7
Pre-race routine:

Hammer Perpetuem with a little chocolate flavor @ 4:30 AM. A GU w/caffiene 15 minutes before swim start. Arrived on site 1 hour early to set up transition and warm up.
Event warmup:

Jogged for 15 minutes and swam 400 yards in 100 yard sets.
  • 03m 44s
  • 219 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

I thought I gave the swim about 85%, but my time was fast (for me). I usually bi-lateral breathe, but now I remember a lot of breathing from right side only. I do that when I need more air, so I must have been going at a pretty good clip.
What would you do differently?:

Sight more for the swimmers in front of me. I didn't realize I was coming upon a swimmer until I saw bubbles in front of me from their kick.
Transition 1
  • 02m 9s

There was a bottleneck going from the pool as there were stairs going down to the transition area. I also walked behind two people for about 15 seconds with my bike until I realized I was walking, then I ran around them.
What would you do differently?:

I should have just ran down the grass.
  • 29m 7s
  • 8.5 miles
  • 17.52 mile/hr

I pushed the bike as hard as I absolutley could. I went through almost 24 oz. of Infinit and still cramped on the run. I'll have to adjust my formula.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. I went as hard as I could go.
Transition 2
  • 00m

I was on the end of the rack and the horizontal pole (where you hang your bike seat) came out of the bracket. I yelled for an official because I didn't want everyone else's bike to fall over and the official said to lean my bike against the support and they'll fix it, which they did.
What would you do differently?:

I thoght I had a pretty good T2. Maybe practice dismounts a bit more.
  • 15m 50s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 55s  min/mile

I cramped in both calves 100 yards into the run which slowed my first mile. I had some Powerade at the turnaround and that aliveated the cramps until the finish line.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more on the bike in prep for the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Blitzed the finish-line chute, walked around huffin and puffing, pouring water on me. Walked off the run, ate a Cliff bar.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cramping on the initial part of the run.

Event comments:

I did it last year and placed 3rd Beginner in AG. Had a good race this year and will do it again next year.

Last updated: 2009-01-25 12:00 AM
00:03:44 | 219 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/366
Performance: Good
Course: Pool snake swim.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:09
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:29:07 | 08.5 miles | 17.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/366
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Course had some long flat areas, but also some rollers. Had one steep 2/10 mile uphill.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:15:50 | 02 miles | 07m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/366
Performance: Average
Course: Initial downhill and one roller. Pretty much flat. Uphill coming to the finish line.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-05-26 12:31 PM

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Franklin, TN
Subject: GJCC Memorial Day Triathlon

2009-05-26 4:20 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Subject: RE: GJCC Memorial Day Triathlon

Great job!

2009-05-28 8:26 AM
in reply to: #2173352

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Subject: RE: GJCC Memorial Day Triathlon


Great job, just too bad about the cramping

Next that wont happen

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