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Revolution3 Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
Revolution3 Triathlon Series
69F / 21C
Total Time = 5h 42m 49s
Overall Rank = 61/154
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 16/25
Pre-race routine:

I woke up at 4 and forced my oatmeal, bagel and mix1 drink down. I got dressed and turned on the weather to see what was in store for the day. Looked like the perfect race weather. A slight breeze and clear skys. Around 5 I loaded up the car and headed down to transition. I parked about a mile away from transition, near the finish, probably a mistake because I had to haul my bag, water and pump down. My pump is a tank and weighs around 7lbs. Not a big deal going to, but after the race it was a pain.
Event warmup:

No real warmup except jumping up and down in my wetsuit, they didn't allow us in the water ahead of time.
  • 35m 42s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

I liked this swim course, it went by quickly and I felt pretty good in the water.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I probably need to start working on speed in the pool.
Transition 1
  • 02m 10s

I had some issues getting my left foot into the shoe, but I took my time and didn't panick.
What would you do differently?:

work on getting my feet in the shoes on the bike.
  • 3h 05m 15s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.14 mile/hr

I took off during the winter to race a marathon, instead of continueing cycling all year. This really put me behind in my training and slowed me down from last year. I am really happy with ride.

This ride was the most fun I have ever had during a race, the climbs got the heart going and the descents were fast. This was by far the most challenging race I have done and I loved every minute of it.
What would you do differently?:

Train through the winter and train through other life distractions.
Transition 2
  • 02m 7s

T2 went great. Nice and fast.
  • 1h 57m 36s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 59s  min/mile

This was a pretty tough run, some nice steep hills. I promised myself I wouldn't stop and I would run the whole thing. The main goal was to run the whole thing and have fun. My run had been suffering the whole time in training for this and most of the training was not fun. Today was a great run.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I did what I wanted and ran the whole race.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some water and some food and watched the race for a bit. The main event of the day was an OLY so most of the people were gone by the time the Halves were done.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Only running in the offseason.

Event comments:

I was impressed with the race overall, great volunteers, great course and nice festival, the post race was a disappointment. No real drinks except water and mix 1 from the vendor, and the post-race food was a sandwich baked lays and apple. Not a big deal, but a beer and pizza would have been nice. I didn't stick around too long, I had to get back to my hotel and check out.

Last updated: 2010-01-29 12:00 AM
00:35:42 | 2112 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 61/25
Overall: 13/154
Performance: Good
Suit: sleeveless wetsuit
Course: A short upstream swim and then downstream. It had a little current, but it wasn't bad.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:10
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
03:05:15 | 56 miles | 18.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/25
Overall: 68/154
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A very hilly out and back with a loop in the middle. Leaving the city there were some really killer hills and getting out of town there were some pretty long climbs. It was a blast! There were some pretty fast descents too.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:07
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:57:36 | 13.1 miles | 08m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/25
Overall: 62/154
Performance: Good
Course: A pretty hilly out and back, much of it was on a shaded trail. It was a good run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-05-17 9:22 AM

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