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Peachtree City, Georgia
United States
Tri Peachtree City
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 07m 18s
Overall Rank = 22/950
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/124
Pre-race routine:

Woke up way early, got to parking lot around 5:45 which was perfect, close parking, no line at packet pickup. Can't sleep anyway so beat the crowds.
Event warmup:

Jogged about 5 minutes, stepped in water to feel temp. Perfect!
  • 08m 44s
  • 528 yards
  • 01m 39s / 100 yards

WOW, wave start would have been better. Starting around #300 meant that I was constantly swimming over, into, ontop of others. Figured it would be more spread out but about every 20 breaths, bam, into a wall of another group of swimmers. Rinse and repeat for all 500 yards.
Didn't let that fluster me too bad but it did mess the rythm up a little but I began to learn that when I felt a big wave (not bubbles from in front like drafting), that someone is about to crash into you from the side.
Transition 1
  • 01m 55s

Glasses, helmet, socks (I know), shoes(I know), garmin, and gone. The bumble bee balloon 1 rack over made finding my rack easy plus the pre-#'d spots are super helpful. Got to the mount line and did a flying mount as 3 others were stopped dead trying to clip in. No pass zone for the first 50 yards to the turn, was in the right gear so just hung out then hammered after the first left turn.
What would you do differently?:

Learn the shoes on bike routine to save 20 seconds? Also train without socks to build foot toughness.
  • 33m 46s
  • 13 miles
  • 23.10 mile/hr

Filled aero bottle about 1/2 full and only took 3 sips, why take more water than you need for 40 minutes? Next time, skip water altogether? Really pushed it hard and was pleasantly surprised with the overall speed and time. Constantly passing people which made it like a game of leapfrog. Got passed by 2 and you could hear the disk wheels coming, then watch them go...

What would you do differently?:

Go fast wheels would be cool to have but in the meantime, keep working on the engine, this hobby is expensive enough.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

helmet off, shoes off/on (thanks yankz), grab belt and go. Mentioned to 14 yr old that his helmet was still on as we were leaving t-2. T area was large so times will vary, those with lower starting #'s at a disadvantage because they were off in the corner, farthest from both the bike exit, water exit and run exit. Luck of the draw.
What would you do differently?:

Glad to have the bike shoes on (mtn bike spd pedals) so running with recessed cleats is easy as the T-area was long.
  • 22m 4s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 06s  min/mile

Didn't bother with water, just ran. Last race was disappointing because my legs cramped really bad which I attributed to the bike and steep hills on the run, this one, no issues at all. Maybe because the run was fairly flat?
Last couple of weeks, worked on transition runs after bike and also Tempo runs which seemed to make a big difference with endurance. Now if I could just increase speed.
Passed by my AG-37 (John), darn, wonder when he started cause his # was 240 and I was 212. 14yr old boy passed me without aero helmet now, bummer, name on his tri-suit too so didn't feel too bad.
What would you do differently?:

Keep working on Trans runs and Tempo with intervals for speed work. Push harder but was afraid to because in the Oly's/Internationals, I have been blowing up on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Chatted with fellow racers, The Captain, couple of PT solutions guys, and John (who kicked my butt on the run). Ate pizza, few bananas (nice post race food) and water/gatorade. Packed the gear and headed home.

Event comments:

Organized and on time (congrats given the 1000 racers), big Transition area with pre-#'d racks. Tons of volunteers. Nice Swag too, towel, bag, shirt, etc.
Course very well marked and roads were basically closed which made for a safe bike course. Great venue for all, first timers and returners.

Last updated: 2009-06-26 12:00 AM
00:08:44 | 528 yards | 01m 39s / 100yards
Age Group: 14/124
Overall: 0/950
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri-top & shorts
Course: Time Trial start, around 2 buoys and back to beach. RD said you could stand the whole way if you needed to so apparantly not too deep. Too overcast to really see farther than 1 foot in the water (plus tinted goggles so ??) Transition on grass with carpet getting out of the water & water shower at the top.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:55
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:33:46 | 13 miles | 23.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/124
Overall: 0/950
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Rolling with a couple of 90degree turns. No major hills so you could power up them fairly quickly without needing to really downshift too slow. Course closed to vehicles and intersections stationed with police/volunteers so no worries, just power down. Course posted as 14 miles but was closer to 13 based on bike computer and garmin (nice!)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:04 | 03.11 miles | 07m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/124
Overall: 0/950
Performance: Good
fairly even splits, 7:05, 7:12, 7:11.
Course: Cart path, shaded, fairly flat for first 2 miles, slight uphill for next 1/2, then back to start. Water station at 1 mile (and 1.7 on return). So mostly flat.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2009-08-23 10:06 PM

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Acworth, GA
Subject: Tri Peachtree City Sprint

2009-08-24 8:29 AM
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Subject: RE: Tri Peachtree City Sprint
Good race - dude you're fast!  See you at lanier...
2009-08-24 3:48 PM
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Atlanta, GA
Subject: RE: Tri Peachtree City Sprint

Very good more sandbagging for you on BT!  Not a weak leg of the race. Congrats.  You will not sneak up on me again!

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