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Carrollton, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 03m 12s
Overall Rank = 25/492
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 5/49
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early, got to park around 6:15 after a brutal drive through major T-storms. About 1:15 to drive.
Event warmup:

Ran around lake and then swam for about 3 minutes.
  • 10m 20s
  • 656 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

Started on the far left and first 100 yards was awesome, caught feet, easy rytyhm but got pinched at the first 3 bouys and mass of people which made the next 200 horrible. really struggled breathing and being stuck/swum over/into dragged down, etc. Glad I had the wetsuit due to bouyancy or I would have be in big trouble. First big bouy, could not fight to get to the right so ducked under/around left and got yelled at from canoe, so grabbed the bouy rope and swung it around me cause I couldn't make space. Finally broke out and got clean water for rythym breathing for last 300.
What would you do differently?:

Start on the right and break far right quickly to stay out of the mess. Thought I'd have enough distance to get around first bouy but got caught in the washing machine.
Transition 1
  • 01m 10s

Raining, even though when we started the swim it was dry so didn't plan on shoes / socks being wet. Overall fine though.

Due to rain, T-1/T-2 times added to bike. So est T-1 time
What would you do differently?:

Practice a few more times. Not too smooth
  • 30m 42s
  • 11.2 miles
  • 21.89 mile/hr

Raining for most of the course, sometimes heavy. Only 1 car passed the whole race. Saw the white little 3 legged dog at mile 2.5ish, barking up a storm, that was funny, unfortantly I made a comment to the guy I was passing about 'hey, the 3 legged dog" and I think he thought I was making fun of him. oops
Transition 2
  • 00m 40s

With soaking wet socks and water logged bike shoes, made for slipping on the running shoes difficult. But overall quick, thanks yankz.
Est T2 time but felt faster than last year.
  • 20m 20s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 34s  min/mile

Pushed for first mile to loosen up then hung on for the balance.
Post race

Last updated: 2009-12-21 12:00 AM
00:10:20 | 656 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/49
Overall: 0/492
Performance: Below average
Suit: Wetsuit - Full
Course: waist deep start, slight right turn then counterclockwise swim around 2 main buoys. Finish next to start and run up the grassy hill about 50-100 yards to T-1.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Bad
Time: 01:10
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:30:42 | 11.2 miles | 21.89 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/492
Performance: Good
estimate time due to T-1/T-2 splits not working. Overall 32:32 incl both Transitions. Took 1:50 off for Transitions, little faster than last years of 2:10ish.
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 1st 3-4 miles downhill and you can fly. Then a couple small climbs back to park. Sharp corners at mile 3, 6 and 9. Overall smooth road with little to no vehicle traffic.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:20:20 | 03.1 miles | 06m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/49
Overall: 0/492
Performance: Good
Course: Flat for first mile around lake then out and back with some rolling sharp hills.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-05-06 10:15 AM

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Acworth, GA
Subject: Tri the Parks - John Tanner State Park

2010-05-06 10:23 PM
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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
Subject: RE: Tri the Parks - John Tanner State Park
Fast as hell!! Nice to meet you out there, brother!

You're going to be a top 10 contender at the next JT!
2010-05-07 11:17 AM
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Subject: RE: Tri the Parks - John Tanner State Park
Great job!  Gotta watch out for those 3 legged dogs!
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