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Bumpass, Virginia
United States
Set-up, Inc
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 28m 39s
Overall Rank = 98/382
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 18/57
Pre-race routine:

Arrived to gusty winds and very choppy water, but luckily they calmed a bit by race time. Had my 20 oz of coffee, banana and PB sammie on the ride in while listening to distracting prerace tunes in the car. I highly suggest "A Lapdance is So Much Better..." to keep your mind off of things.
Event warmup:

Walked around, stretched, got in water for a 200 yard swim. Nothing eventful...
  • 27m 33s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Chop was rough and in my face going out and moving left to right on the back stretch. Unfortunately, I'm a left breather, so I took a few mouthfuls of water en route. Sighted well and avoided a lot of bodies. Had a few wayward swimmers crisscross over me. Repeatedly. WTF people? Cruised the last 200 yards in hopes of exiting water without being exhausted.
What would you do differently?:

Need to swim more than once a month to improve time...
Transition 1
  • 02m 4s

Had a hard time getting suit off of ankles. My usual pull down, step on and remove technique failed me for the first time. Cost me 30 seconds or so. Rack was close to swim exit, but waaaaay far away from bike start.
What would you do differently?:

Practice pulling off wetsuit maybe, but where? When?
  • 1h 10m 25s
  • 24 miles
  • 20.45 mile/hr

Oddly, got quad cramps in the first few miles and still continued to press pretty hard which I hoped wouldn't impact my run. Still, hate getting passed...Felt good and strong, likely held overall position: passed as many as got passed by. Managed course well.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure my water bottle isn't the leaky one - lost 1/2 a bottle due to bad lid. Def needed 40+ oz to maintain hydration.
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

Felt smooth and fast. No issues, other than the long hike back to the rack.
What would you do differently?:

Loosen bike shoes in the final approach. Fergot...
  • 47m 23s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 38s  min/mile

Knew I had to break 8:00/miles to finish under 2:30. Decided to try to keep aggessive pace and if I burned out, so be it. Finished first mile in 7:11 and mile 2 in 7:15. Mild cramping set in my quads and I did miles 3-4 at about 7:40. Mile five was slower at 7:50ish and I thankfully got a final wind and finished cramp free and a sub-8 mile. Woohoo!
What would you do differently?:

Hydrate more on bike and continue leg strength and sprint drills to maintain better pacing/avoid cramping.
Post race
Warm down:

Felt pretty good! Minor stretching and got in the lake to cool down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim training, and overall conditioning.

Event comments:

Registration was slow - two people checking in. Very slow. Post-race "food" was unbelievably bad. Just pasta and bread. No cookies, fruit, anything else. Worst and most sparse I've ever seen at an event. On the upside, the ample volunteers for water and marking were all so nice.

Last updated: 2010-02-01 12:00 AM
00:27:33 | 1640 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/57
Overall: 92/382
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Different than last year - I'd guess 400M out, 800M across and 300M back.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: High
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:04
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:10:25 | 24 miles | 20.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 24/57
Overall: 128/382
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 2 laps on rolling hills. Very few straightaways or chances to totally open up. Still, good course.
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:16
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:47:23 | 06.21 miles | 07m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/57
Overall: 100/382
Performance: Average
Course: Odd double loop up and back course. A couple hills with uneven lanes, forcing ankles to turn a bit.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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? No
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-04-19 7:32 AM

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Alexandria, VA
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2010-04-19 8:51 AM
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Great Race Report! Congrats!
2010-04-19 12:36 PM
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Great race Andy.  I am sorry if I ran into you, it was my first OWS and I kept bumping into peeps, I felt so bad and kept apologizing.  I had a great time racing against you all though, tough crowd to compete against, but well worth the effort.
2010-04-19 8:48 PM
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Great spring race.  Congratulations.  Your attitude going into the run is impressive -- You went for it and did the sub-8 minute miles.

2010-04-20 1:18 PM
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Alexandria, VA
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No worries on the swim. I was trying to be funny. I know my kicker/kickee ratio in the water is definitely 1:1. all part of the fun...but there was one guy who criss crossed me 4 times in a row. My bad for not being able to pass him going straight, right?
2010-04-20 6:13 PM
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Next time when they cross in front of you 4 times just tickle their feet.
Nice race report.

2010-04-21 8:10 AM
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Northern Virginia
Subject: RE: Rumpass in Bumpass International
Awesome race, neighbor.  You're a machine. 

Scary to think how fast you would be if you did some REAL training Smile

BTW,  I need to borrow your iPod ....
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