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Troy, North Carolina
United States
Xterra and Middle Ring Cycles
75F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 03m 3s
Overall Rank = 11/69
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/14
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition, chatted with friends, walked/visualized T1.
Event warmup:

Swam about 75m to get wet.
  • 21m 45s
  • 1000 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters

My lack of consistent swim training (intervals/speedwork) showed in my time. I felt comfortable in the water, even in the chop.
What would you do differently?:

More Speed Work to get my swim time down to a more competitive time.
Transition 1
  • 01m 28s

I slathered a lot of body glide on my calves to ensure the wetsuit would come off quickly and had no issues. Got into shoes, gloves and helmet quickly and ran past a number of people at the mount line and was on my way. 9O/4AG
  • 1h 41m 41s
  • 14.91 miles
  • 8.80 mile/hr

Purposely rode the course easy to save my legs for the run, time was nearly identical to the previous year where I hammered the course and suffered on the run. Rode with a few different racers, chatting and having a good time. I did hammer the gravel road coming into T2.
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s

It was a blur, a good and fast transition. Shoes off, trail shoes on, grabbed race belt and I was gone. 1O/1AG
  • 57m 27s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 15s  min/mile

This run hurts, one of the hardest trail runs out there. There is only one short section that uses pavement/gravel, everything else is in and out of the trees, over roots/rocks. I stumbled once and fell on another section. Tough Course, loved it.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Went to the lake with my son and soaked my legs.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of consistent swim sets.

Event comments:

a great xterra course. Although my time was off by over 5 minutes from last year, I had a great time. Especially since my family was there to cheer me on.

Last updated: 2010-04-05 12:00 AM
00:21:45 | 1000 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 9/14
Overall: 36/69
Performance: Average
Course: 2 lap triangle course with a bit of a chop
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:28
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
01:41:41 | 14.91 miles | 8.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/14
Overall: 14/69
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Lollipop shaped course with a gravel road "stick" out to two laps of the trail. Trail was open to horses.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:57:27 | 06.21 miles | 09m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/14
Overall: 15/69
Performance: Average
Course: Twisty trail with a lot of roots and trees to navigate. Tough course.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2010-05-18 1:01 PM

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