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Buster Britton Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Birmingham, AL, AL
United States
Team Magic
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 22m 22s
Overall Rank = 79/208
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 16/34
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4, spent an hour plus on the road driving to Birmingham. Took my time setting up.
Event warmup:

Hopped in the water 30 minutes prior to start. Easy 5-minute warmup.
  • 09m 52s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 01m 20s
  • 50m 27s
  • 15 miles
  • 17.84 mile/hr

Tropical Storm Arlene was a pain. I rode much more conservatively than I needed to, and people passed me who shouldn't have. I didn't want to risk the crash.
Transition 2
  • 00m 30s

Had to swap out socks they were so soaked.
  • 22m 4s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 22s  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, put up the bike, changed, and watched the rest of the people come in. Of course it stopped raining and the sun came out when I was done.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weather, poor pre-race nutrition (night before), lack of rest, improper tapering.

Event comments:

I'm going back to Oak Mountain State Park just to go hang out on the beach, go hiking and bike. The location is awesome! Food was a little subpar, especially after the awesome job the organizer did at the Tri-It-On tri a couple weeks earlier.

Last updated: 2005-05-21 12:00 AM
00:09:52 | 500 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 22/34
Overall: 113/208
Performance: Average
Course: Great place to swim...too bad I'm really slow.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:20
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:50:27 | 15 miles | 17.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/34
Overall: 81/208
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Hills, hills, and more hills! Unfortunately I live in a flat area, so I wasn't as prepared as I could've been for the climbs, and I could've used one lower gear on my sprocket.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:30
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:04 | 03 miles | 07m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/34
Overall: 70/208
Performance: Good
Course: Nice run. I think a total of 3 hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: 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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-06-14 12:50 AM

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