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Morgantown, West Virginia
United States
HFP Racing
80sF / 0C
Total Time = 3h 19m 36s
Overall Rank = 92/137
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 15/16
Pre-race routine:

Slept in Fairmont at my parents house. This was about 15 minutes from the race. So the location was great but the sleep quality was not that good. Either stay at the hotel or home next year. I got checked in and set up my transition area with relatively little problems. I did not forget anything.
Event warmup:

I went down to swim at about 7:10 and realized I forgot my swim cap. Becuase the transition area was so far away by the time I got back I didnt get to warmup. In hind sight this was stupid. I could not stretch well in my wetsuit either.
  • 31m 8s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

Well, not warming up had two signifigant effects. I was a little short of breath when I jumped in. It took me a minute to get rid of the open water breathing freakout stuff. Then, when I rounded the 3rd turn my left hamstring was tightening up. I really should have warmed up.
What would you do differently?:

Stretch and warm up.
Transition 1
  • 01m 55s

Much better than my last transition. Stayed standing and got my bike shoes on quickly.
What would you do differently?:

maybe it is time to get some tri shoes. See if I can start with my shoes on the bike.
  • 1h 22m 36s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.05 mile/hr

I set a goal of 18 mph. It hit that exactly. I felt like my pace and effort was right on with my race plan.
What would you do differently?:

After looking at my water bottles after the race I think I could have drank more. I should have finished both bottles.
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

I got my shoes unstrapped but somehow only manage to get one foot out. I ended up taking the other off as I jumped off the bike. It had to look pretty dang goofey.
What would you do differently?:

get my feet out before I enter the sharp curves near the transition area.
  • 1h 22m 30s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 13m 17s  min/mile

I cramped up. I didn't get to put forth my best effort.
Post race
Warm down:

Not much. I walked a lot of the run. I think that is pretty much a warm down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Cramps. Brick training and salt intake during the race are my solutions.

Event comments:

The post race food was good. It was too hot to sit around and enjoy anything post race though.

Last updated: 2009-08-11 12:00 AM
00:31:08 | 1640 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/16
Overall: 31/137
Performance: Good
The run from the water to the transition clock was close to 400 yds. I walked because of tight legs. I think I swam the distance in 28 minutes.
Suit: Yes
Course: 1 Lap course in the mon river. Some current near the 3rd turn.
Start type: Dive Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:55
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:22:36 | 24.85 miles | 18.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/16
Overall: 64/137
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Fast course with 2 long middle grade climbs and new really short really steep climb.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:30
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
01:22:30 | 06.21 miles | 13m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/16
Overall: 129/137
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 3

2009-08-11 12:49 PM

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