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Callaway Gardens - Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Pinemountain, Georgia
United States
Total Time = 1h 10m 22s
Overall Rank = 723/1167
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 16/36
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4am. Drove to pick up Elissa and headed on down to Callaway Gardens. (2 hours from home). Stopped at McD's for an egg mcmuffin with no meat.
Event warmup:

Walking & stretching
  • 10m 44s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 27s / 100 yards

Great swim considering I haven't been swimming in 3 months.
What would you do differently?:

Train MORE!
Transition 1
  • 04m 16s

Rode the bike without socks.
What would you do differently?:

Have a bucket to dip feet in to get the dirt and sand off.
  • 26m 32s
  • 9 miles
  • 20.35 mile/hr

Beautiful fast course. I felt great on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder.
Transition 2
  • 03m 38s

Took time to wash the sand off the feet before going into the running shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Need to learn to run without socks to save a little time here. Have a stool to sit down on. I don't have the balance to put on the shoes standing up.
  • 25m 13s
  • 2 miles
  • 12m 37s  min/mile

Here is where I lost all my momentum. I started out running, but quickly went back to a fast walk. I ran maybe 1/8 of the course and walked the rest.

I was fun to hear a runner swear when I went walking past them. LOL
What would you do differently?:

Work harder on improving my ability to run. If I can do a 12.6 mile with it primarily be walking just think, I could break the 10 mark if I ran the whole way.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of room to walk around. Plenty of fruit, granola bars and cookies for food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Need to have the volunteers in matching shirts so that they are easy to find. Not enough bike racks and people really spread out making it hard to find a spot for your bike and I was there early. Only a race number for your shirt. No marking for the swim, no number on the bike. Too many non-participants in the transition area. Need a bit better control there.

Last updated: 2009-01-04 12:00 AM
00:10:44 | 437 yards | 02m 27s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/36
Overall: 0/1167
Performance: Average
Suit: no
Course: Swim
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:16
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:26:32 | 09 miles | 20.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/36
Overall: 0/1167
Performance: Good
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:38
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:25:13 | 02 miles | 12m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 24/36
Overall: 0/1167
Performance: Bad
Course: Run around Lake Robin
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-06-22 10:26 AM

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