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Hattisburg, Mississippi
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 36m 47s
Overall Rank = 13/78
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Pre-race routine:

It was up early, early to drive the nearly 2 hours it took to get to the race site in Hattiesburg. Had some coffee, ate a yogurt, sipped some water. Tried not to go back to sleep on the ride down.
Event warmup:

Does jogging to the porta-pot count? Otherwise, none really.
  • 13m 40s
  • 586 yards
  • 02m 20s / 100 yards

I felt like this was a very good swim for me, so I am hoping the course was a wee bit long. I got a strong start since I didn't have to deal with the mass of people from the traditional wave start. I was able to maintain what felt like a good pace and grabbed a few feet to draft off of both on the way out and on the way back. Swam until my hand touched the ground, and then up and out.
What would you do differently?:

I'm a little awkward getting up from the swim. I need to get up and out of the water more smoothly.
Transition 1
  • 01m 36s

I had covered my shoes and stuff with my towel, so it wasn't too wet. I felt a bit slow and discombobulated, but managed to get out in fairly good time (for me).
What would you do differently?:

I just need to practice transitions. I never do.
  • 54m 19s
  • 16.5 miles
  • 18.23 mile/hr

I had decided to do this race as hard as I could. As hard as I could up the hills was not very fast. I think maybe my legs were still fried from Augusta a couple of weeks ago. On the other hand, when it was flat or down, I rode as fast as I dared. The rain and resulting wet surface had me sitting up and slowing for all the turns. I passed quite a few people. And then went back and forth with this hilarious 60 year-old dude who kept yelling at me (and the others around him) to go faster, pass him, keep up with him, whatever. I got ahead of him at one point, and he yelled at me to hammer it down the hill over the next 1/3 mile. I yelled back, "Yes, coach!"
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

A little wobbly getting my running shoes on.
  • 25m 59s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

I was breathing hard and I'm sure my HR was up when I came off the bike, so I expected the start of the run to be painful. But, no. I felt pretty good. I held back just a bit for the first few minutes, but then started pushing and pushed it all the way to the end. Again, I passed quite a few folks. And I knew a lady in my age group wasn't far behind. I wanted to make sure she didn't pass me.
What would you do differently?:

I actually think I could have run harder.
Post race
Warm down:

Another trip to the porta-pot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Rain and generally wet conditions. Little bit of lingering tiredness from Augusta.

Event comments:

Very, very nice little race at the end of the season. The course is really pretty. The race is well organized. The awards are beautiful. Because the first 3 ladies in my age group moved up to the overall and masters' categories, I ended up first in my age group! I was totally psyched. And I got one of the beautiful awards.

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Last updated: 2009-09-01 12:00 AM
00:13:40 | 586 yards | 02m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 0/78
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: Clockwise rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:36
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:54:19 | 16.5 miles | 18.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 0/78
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A loop around rural Hattiesburg. Surprisingly hilly, but rewarded with great sections of downhill.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:16
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:25:59 | 03 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 0/78
Performance: Good
Course: Loop around the development. Not quite as flat as billed.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
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

2009-10-12 4:44 PM

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Madison, MS
Subject: Eagle Man

2009-10-13 12:12 AM
in reply to: #2455838

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Lake Stevens, WA
Subject: RE: Eagle Man
Verrrry coool! Smile
2009-10-13 3:28 PM
in reply to: #2455838

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Subject: RE: Eagle Man
Nice job Karen!  Hardware!
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