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Music City Triathlon Short Course - Triathlon

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Nashville, Tennessee
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 20m 33s
Overall Rank = 77/296
Age Group = Male 45 - 49
Age Group Rank = 9/22
Pre-race routine:

Eat 400 calories 3 hours before start time.
Event warmup:

Jogged for 10 minutes. Swam about 150 yards.
  • 10m 1s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 30s / 100 meters

First tri swim in a river. Spent to much energy fighting the current. The first leg going across the river the current pushed most everyone downstream and we had to swim back upstream to round the 2nd bouy.
What would you do differently?:

Sight better and "play" the current.
Transition 1
  • 03m

Long run uphill from the river to T1. I felt I had a good T1.Lots of people were sitting down to get their breath due to the run uphill from the river exit.
What would you do differently?:

Not much I could have done better.
  • 40m 30s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.41 mile/hr

I gave the bike everything I had.
What would you do differently?:

I didn't know the conditions would be windy due to maybe the morning thunderstorms. I wouldn't have used my solid rear disc had I known it was going to be windy.
Transition 2
  • 26m 51s

I forgot my headband and had to run about 10 yards back to get it. Otherwise, I felt T2 was fine.
  • 26m 51s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 38s  min/mile

This was a new course, so I wasn't prepared for the hills. Cramps we trying to make themselves known, but never "kicked in." Thank goodness! I drank water on the bike portion and water at the aid stations on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Eat more "Sport Legs" at the end of the bike portion.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around to get my breath from sprinting at the finish. Drank water and walked more for a cool-down. Then headed straight for the food tent!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not being prepared for the current in the river. Having a solid disc rear wheel on the bike with the wind. Not ready for the hills on the run.

Event comments: always puts on a great race. The swim start was delayed by perhaps this was the first race in this venue. Once the swim portion began, everything else ran like clockwork.

Last updated: 2009-05-28 12:00 AM
00:10:01 | 400 meters | 02m 30s / 100meters
Age Group: 15/22
Overall: 0/296
Performance: Below average
Course: River course. Time trial start. Jump off a dock into the river and swim about 50 meters upstream, then across the river, swim downstream on the other side, then back across the river to the dock to exit the water.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:40:30 | 12.43 miles | 18.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/22
Overall: 0/296
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: Closed course of a 4-lane, median-divided road. Lots of uphills and the wind was a factor.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 26:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:51 | 03.11 miles | 08m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/22
Overall: 0/296
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly!
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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-07-27 12:56 PM

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Franklin, TN
Subject: Music City Triathlon Short Course

2009-07-28 7:41 AM
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Louisville, KY
Subject: RE: Music City Triathlon Short Course
Great race!!  I looked for you, but couldn't find you.  I was totally unprepared for those hills on the run course too.  The pedestrian bridge right off the bike was hell on my legs.  It was a fun race.  See ya at the next one!
2009-07-29 9:03 AM
in reply to: #2310430

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Cedar Rapids, IA
Subject: RE: Music City Triathlon Short Course
Great job Terry!  I bet that river current sure did add an interesting twist to the swim.  Nicely done!
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