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Warm Springs, Virginia
United States
Set-up, Inc
Total Time = 1h 15m 36s
Overall Rank = 34/194
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 4/28
Pre-race routine:

Drove to the race site early, set up transition then listened to the iPod and got into the right mindset. Even if my body's not ready to race I might as well get my mind into it. I chatted with friends who were also racing.
Event warmup:

Swam around 100m
  • 15m 28s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 04s / 100 meters

The course seemed long. Sighted well and was able to draft a few times. Wetsuit is nice to have.
What would you do differently?:

Do Not get a chest cold/bronchitis 2+ weeks before a race.
Transition 1
  • 01m 4s

I felt slow but it was actually a quick transition. ranked 23 Overall/2 AG
  • 34m
  • 12.43 miles
  • 21.94 mile/hr

I probably should've driven the course before the race to see hills. Passed a bunch of people on the way out and a few inbound, no one passed me. Legs felt okay even with the lack of riding I've done over the past few weeks. Hit 45mph on the last hill in the aero bars, that was fun. The dismount line was at the bottom of a hill and I nailed the flying dismount, years of cyclocross racing helps.
What would you do differently?:

Do Not get a chest cold/bronchitis 2+ weeks before a race.
Transition 2
  • 00m 41s

T2 felt slow, knew it was going to be a long run as I ran out of transition. ranked 21 Overall/2 AG.
  • 24m 25s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 51s  min/mile

Had a horrible run, I just could not get the legs to open up so I shuffled along. Tried to stretch out my stride on the downhills but never got them to move until the last mile. A bunch of people flew by me and all I could do was wish them well. The legs finally felt somewhat normal in the last mile but by then the day was over. Opened it up on the downhill finish to keep from being passed for the upteenth time and was able to hold him off.
What would you do differently?:

Do Not get a chest cold/bronchitis 2+ weeks before a race.
Post race
Warm down:

I went straight to the lake and waded in to cool off. I floated around for a while then got out and drank a few bottles of water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being sick in the weeks before the race and not being able to train.

Event comments:

Great location for a race even if it's in the middle of nowhere, beautiful mountains around the lake.

Last updated: 2009-03-24 12:00 AM
00:15:28 | 750 meters | 02m 04s / 100meters
Age Group: 8/28
Overall: 54/194
Performance: Average
Suit: wetsuit
Course: rectangle with three turns.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:04
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:34:00 | 12.43 miles | 21.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/28
Overall: 7/194
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Out and back with a good sized hill at the beginning and end that hurt on the outbound but wasn't too bad inbound. Outbound is a gradual climb that basically stair stepped. On the inbound, it is fast.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:41
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:24:25 | 03.11 miles | 07m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/28
Overall: 70/194
Performance: Bad
Course: Out and back on a rolling course that started with a hill. But most triathlons start with a hill.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
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

2009-06-22 12:20 PM

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