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CATS Sprint Tri - TriathlonSprint

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Conway, Arkansas
United States
DLT Event Management, Inc
76F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 25m 39s
Overall Rank = 117/283
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 18/24
Pre-race routine:

Got up and stretched, I stayed with my parents, so I double checked everything. The day before my father and I went out and drove the bike and run course.
Event warmup:

Ate a bagel and drank some Gatorade. Got out to the event early an got set-up. My parents and family were at the race, so I tried to not get to nervous!
  • 10m 1s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m / 100 yards

The swim was one of the most congested swims I have ever done. It started onthe beach and everyone ran into the water. It seemed like it bottlenecked early. Alot of people should have been more to the back, I noticed that alot of people stopped to sight the buoy. the first leg was just tough to find a line to swim, I got sucked into the inside near the buoy, which I did not want to be. Finally I had to just lower my head and drive through everything. Second buoy on was a good swim.
What would you do differently?:

start more outside and find a line to swim that first leg easier.
Transition 1
  • 01m 5s

This was by far my best transition ever. I ran up the mats, jumped in the wade pool to clean feet and grabbed my stuff and was gone.
What would you do differently?:

nothing, hope to do the same.
  • 46m 34s
  • 15 miles
  • 19.33 mile/hr

The bike route was down and back, but it had me ridinghard. Some places i hit 40 mph, others I was doing 8 mph. Since it was down and back, it was nice to know what was coming up. I really thought I was doing alot worse than I did on the bike and thought i blew my time goal.
What would you do differently?:

more saddle time
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

Another great transition for, something I had been going over in my head for awhile. I was able to get out of my shoes and pedal for the last 100 yards or so, which really felt good.
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 4s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 08m 28s  min/mile

The run was something I have been working on, wanting to get faster. I kept looking for the 1 mile marker I saw the day before and nefore I knew it, I was at the turn around point, which was a big boost. i knew I still had time to make my goal if I kept it up. Coming backinto the park, I was not aware of the additional 1/4 mile around the park to get to the finish line!
What would you do differently?:

keep pushing
Post race
Warm down:

banannas, Gatorade, coke, and family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

frustration on the swim portion

Event comments:

Really enjoyed this race, wanted to do it last year, but the hurricanes cancelled it. i will be back next year to this race or maybe the HIM the have the day before.

Last updated: 2009-04-07 12:00 AM
00:10:01 | 500 yards | 02m / 100yards
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/283
Performance: Average
Suit: none
Course: U shaped course
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:05
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:46:34 | 15 miles | 19.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/283
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: out and back, some good hills on the route
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:58
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:04 | 03.2 miles | 08m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/283
Performance: Good
Course: out and back, some hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-06-08 8:39 PM

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Bartlett, TN
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2009-06-09 12:06 PM
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Bartlett, TN
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Congratulations.  It sounds like you had a real good race. Hope all is well for you.  Maybe I'll see you at Mighty Mite.
2009-06-09 11:09 PM
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You rocked it!
2009-06-10 9:14 AM
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Great race!  You are definitely getting faster!  Keep it up.

2009-06-10 10:26 AM
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Good grief, you really are getting fast.  I'm glad I'll probably never have to race against you!  Congratulations on an awesome race, James!
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