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Rumpass in Bumpass International - TriathlonOlympic

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Bumpass, Virginia
United States
Set-up, Inc
66F / 19C
Total Time = 3h 02m 2s
Overall Rank = 316/377
Age Group = 40-50
Age Group Rank = 27/33
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6AM, left @ 6:30 w/ the boys, 1:30 drive to Lake Anna Marina. Coffee, Apple, Banana, Clif Bar (Oatmeal Raisin) along the way, 20-oz. Infinit to sip on, then Accel Gel 30 min. before race start.

2 hrs. goes by quickly, long registration lines, unloading the car, etc.
Event warmup:

10 min. run, 10 min. bike, 5 min. swim
  • 41m
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 30s / 100 yards

5-min. warmup was not enough to prepare for the choppy first leg. Didn't feel like I got into any rhythm until the last leg going with the waves.
What would you do differently?:

Other than get some lessons to get more speed, spend at least 10-15 minutes warmup swim (and pray for no wind).
Transition 1
  • 04m

(T1 time is estimate due to timing chip problems) Lost my cross pulling off my wetsuit, had to get on my hands and knees and look for it for 2 minutes (was able to estimate my time out of T1 based on seeing Fil). Feet got stuck in wetsuit.
What would you do differently?:

REMOVE the Cross, practice getting the suit off
  • 1h 16m 29s
  • 24 miles
  • 18.83 mile/hr

Pushed hard, but not too hard. Eased up a bit from Sprint pace on second lap to keep HR below 170.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

Fiddled too much getting the shoes off, could have at least undone them on the bike.

Good grief. Went the wrong way from T2 onto the run course, missed the timing mat.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to dismount bike w/o shoes. Learn which way I'm supposed to enter and exit T2
  • 59m 3s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 31s  min/mile

(Running time is estimate) First time I had NO CRAMPS! Stomach was fine (sips of water at each stop, dumped the rest on my head to cool off), no cramps in the legs. Legs totally spent by the end, the last few hills were murder.
What would you do differently?:

Hill Work.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around, stretch a little, Clif Bar, Hammer's Recoverite Citrus (ugh, try the chocolate next time). Glad I brought some post-race food: all they had was bad pasta.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim technique, limited foundation for run.

Event comments:

Another great Setup race, but the organization was off this time: slow registration, timing chip problems (was hoping to establish an accurate baseline for future OLY events), lame food.

Still, I'm psyched I've moved up to OLY Level!

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Last updated: 2010-02-16 12:00 AM
00:41:00 | 1640 yards | 02m 30s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 350/377
Performance: Average
Time is estimate, GRR, SetupEvents seems to have had timing chip problems: I only got the bike leg and overall.
Suit: 2XU Longsleeve XL
Course: Triangle clockwise, winds were 17 mph NW, plenty of chop
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: High
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:00
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:16:29 | 24 miles | 18.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/33
Overall: 252/377
Performance: Good
Lap 1: 19.7 avg. mph, 176 avg. BPM, 31.4 max mph, 181 max BPM; Lap 2: 18.5 avg. mph, 167 avg. BPM; 31.2 max mph, 174 max BPM.
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Very windy: headwind, crosswind, you name it.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:30
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:59:03 | 06.21 miles | 09m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 292/377
Performance: Good
Course: 2 laps
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 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: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-04-20 9:17 AM

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2010-04-20 11:29 AM
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West Chester, Ohio
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Great job on your first oly!  That chop made for a nasty swim!
2010-04-20 1:32 PM
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Alexandria, VA
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Good job, neighbor. And thanks for the ride...
2010-04-20 6:46 PM
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yes, great job. I need to listen to that tune "you fat bastard" more.

Thanks for driving. hit me up for gas.

2010-04-23 10:42 AM
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Northern Virginia
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Added photo of swim from

Thanks to DC Rainmaker for an incredible race report

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