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Hendersonville, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
83F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 20m 2s
Overall Rank = 121/369
Age Group = M 45 - 49
Age Group Rank = 13/28
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:00 for a 7:30 start. Hammer Perpetuem and a Chocolate GU w/caffiene. 2 cups of coffee and water to sip on.l
Event warmup:

Jogged for .06/mile. Strechehes. Swam about 150 yds.
  • 09m 57s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 29s / 100 yards

150 or so yds down, 25 yds across, 150 down, and 25 yds back to the dock. The 1st bouy drifted away. So I/we were well past the left turn when people in boats, kyaks, etc. were yelling for us to turn left. I haven't heard people cuss so much in the water!
What would you do differently?:

Dunno. Wish the bouy hadn't drifted away! Maybe push the swim a bit harder. I kept thinking, "Smooth, Smooth, Smooth." Maybe that slowed me down a bit. Hope not!
Transition 1
  • 00m

T1 was into a run from the swim for 1.5 miles. I did fine. Had my bike gloves there so I could put them on during the run. Sox were rolled up; so they went on easy. Shoes slipped on quickly.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, I think I did fine.
  • 39m 50s
  • 12 miles
  • 18.08 mile/hr

I pushed it as hard as I could on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe focus on the 1st mile of the bike a little more. I was trying to get my rhythm and "settle down" from the 1.5 mile run and swim. I probably could have gained some time in the 1st mile. However, I feel I pushed it pretty hard.
Transition 2
  • 02m 6s

Was pretty tired from the bike. I pushed as hard as I could go. Funny - there was about a 200 lb snapping turtle in the road at one point near the lake and a volunteer was out there directing the bikes around it. The turtle was right on the center lines of the road when I went by. Darn thing was huge!
What would you do differently?:

Okay, I walked a bit in transition, but I was really tired. What would I do differently? Um, not walk?
  • 28m 10s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 23s  min/mile

Cramped 1/2 mile from the finish. Almost have my arms around this cramping issue. Maybe.
What would you do differently?:

Wonder if I could have backed off of the bike, and saved a bit for this last run? Naaaaaaaaaah!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around drinking water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat for sure.

Event comments:

Raced it last year, this year and will definetly do it again next year. Challenging course for sure!

Last updated: 2009-05-28 12:00 AM
00:09:57 | 400 yards | 02m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/28
Overall: 0/369
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:39:50 | 12 miles | 18.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/28
Overall: 0/369
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Some hills, some flats. Some "bombing" downhills. I have a high speed of 37 mph on my bike computer.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:06
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:10 | 03 miles | 09m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/28
Overall: 0/369
Performance: Average
Course: Relatively flat, some rolllers. Last hill was coming up to the finish chute. Brutal!
Keeping cool Average 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

2009-06-27 4:37 PM

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