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Statesboro, Georgia
United States
Georgia Southern University
36F / 2C
Total Time = 1h 03m 7s
Overall Rank = 3/90+
Age Group = na
Age Group Rank = 1/na
Pre-race routine:

The night before I pigged out on bacon cheese burger (sorry riorio), salad, and wings. I drank a lo carb coffee drink and ate a donut in the morning. Got there early and got the second too the end bike slot.
Event warmup:

Swam 300. Shivered alot. Surveyed the competition. Got spooked because there were triteams there from UGA and other schools and the competition was much younger/stronger this year than last year.
  • 08m 40s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

Last year I swam the same amount in about a minute more and panicked at lap 5 going hypoxic. This time I held my lane the whole time, never passing and never getting passed.

I'm gaining confidence in my swim, which is weird. My goggle filled up with water due to a poor seal but I carried on and didn't let it defeat me.
What would you do differently?:

Seal goggle better, learn flip turns and learn how to use my kick! I reate the swim good for me but I could be much better with more lessons and work.
Transition 1
  • 02m 14s

Because it was friggin cold once you exited the indoor poola nd went outside, I had to add a quick towel off, then put on a jacket. I actually tossed my jersey off too because it was soaked. All this added time to the normal cluster fack which is my T1.
What would you do differently?:

Be brave and suck it up. I didn't NEED the jacket or the towel off, but it was nice. Also the toe covers slowed it down a bit as they make getting the shoes on a bit harder. No socks for either transition. I also fumbled with gloves trying to decide whether to use them. I ended up stashing them...
  • 31m 52s
  • 12 miles
  • 22.59 mile/hr

The blade was my friend today. I got passed 2x but caught him back 1x (eventual winner), but otherwise I owned it. I was playing it pretty conservative on the sharp turns at the ends due to my buddy Marty crashing there last year.
What would you do differently?:

Pedal harder and faster. Get nastier.
Transition 2
  • 00m 54s

T2 was fine. I am trying to bungee laces so I am not yet sure about how hard I can yank on them. Also I put my bike in front first and it wobbled so I had to set it right again.
What would you do differently?:

Back in the bike and get more familiar with the laces.
  • 20m 32s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 37s  min/mile

I hauled azz the first half of the first lap. I was just pumped to be on my feet again. I mean like mid5 mile pace, then settled down and just kept clicking off the remaining folks ahead of me. Bad part was my shoelace came undone and I had to run with it like that the whole time.

I ain't stopping to tie my shoe unless its absolutely necessary.
What would you do differently?:

Tie them mofo laces really good! Run even faster....
Post race
Warm down:

Packed up. Hung around waiting for Marty to finish and then hit the road when I saw they had no masters awards, just top 3 in m/f. I thought I had no chance at the podium with all the young turks they had there.

We went to go lick my ego wounds and shower, before getting some breakfast with my daughter and Marty and his wife Darlene. Thankfully, I gave my cell to a guy I met last year there and asked him to text me if I hit the podium. He did while I was entering the shower. I got 3rd overall!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The cold was a factor. I still can't swim like the FOP folks. My Cycling is more suited to longer stretches without turns.

Event comments:

Enjoyed this and good volunteer support. However, its far, cold, limited food after, and no schwag other than the tshirt. The bike course is a bit tight with lots of turns.

They had no age groups, clydes or masters and only the top 3 in male and female. Thankfully the phat got on the podium or I'd come away sore and empty handed (except that cotton t).

Last updated: 2010-03-05 12:00 AM
00:08:40 | 547 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/na
Overall: 0/90+
Performance: Good
Suit: TeamEC Uniform
Course: Serpentine style in a University Pool of a relatively new Activity Center. I was 30th to start.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 02:14
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:31:52 | 12 miles | 22.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/na
Overall: 0/90+
Performance: Good
My time was actually about 21.3-4 mph and power was mid 290s. I'm not sure if the course was shorter than 12 or not.
Wind: Some
Course: Although its winding and curvey, basically its a Y and you have to hit the straight stretches hard and do a sharp turnaround at the end. You do this 3x.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:54
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:32 | 03.1 miles | 06m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/na
Overall: 0/90+
Performance: Good
Course: Lightly rolling 3 loop course around campus mostly on concrete.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2010-03-06 3:11 PM

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2010-03-06 4:20 PM
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Nice job, Harv!
2010-03-06 4:32 PM
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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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Smokin time, d00d! You rocked this race and you were conservative!

Good tune up (and hopefully a predictor) for the upcoming season!

Yeah, baby!
2010-03-06 8:10 PM
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Goodyear, AZ
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Dude, you were flying out there. Super fast times all around! Just goes to show you have amazing speed on top of your endurance!

And I forgive you for the cheeseburger, whatever works for you!

2010-03-07 8:41 AM
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Atlanta, Georgia
Bronze member
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H, you are wicked fast! This is gonna be a sick year for you...

Congrats on your podium - I'm not a bit suprised.
2010-03-07 5:43 PM
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thanks everyone!

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