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Norfolk, Virginia
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 8h 04m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Oatmeal W Yogurt for Breakfast. 1/2 Powerbar 1 hour before. Set up and walk the transitions. Continue to hydrate
Event warmup:

Light jog and stretching.
  • 33m 44s
  • 1094 yards
  • 03m 05s / 100 yards

Well.... My start was good. Was able to settle in after 100yards +/-. Went off course at first bouy. It cost me a lot of time correcting and fighting the current to get back. After that everything went very well. Found my good form on last stretch after recovering from the correction. Tore up my heel on the barnacles. Mostly callus material but still hurt pretty good.
What would you do differently?:

Gotta remember to sight and then actually turn AROUND the bouy LOL. Still lacking good swimming fitness but this was first Tri of season and I knew I wasn't going to do well comming into it.
Transition 1
  • 01m 57s

Had to kind of hobble to bike with the shredded heel. Lost some time there. Bike out was a bit of a distance as well. so all in all not that bad but always room for improvement and fitness will help drop these times.
What would you do differently?:

Practice, Practice, Practice!
  • 41m 14s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.09 mile/hr

Bike was pretty good all around. I can feel myself getting stronger on it. Decent breeze. Course was 70% rough road. Threw me around a bit. Areo was decent but still working on finding that sweet spot for me. Good fluids management on the bike. Remembered to gel at the 1/2 way point to fuel for the fun
What would you do differently?:

Continue to build fitness and work on finding the right Aero position for me.
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s

Rack hog across from me. Had to slide him over to rack loosing time. Almost forgot to take my helmet off lol! Felt unfocused at T2 for some reason...
What would you do differently?:

Good transition over all... Practice Practice Practice!
  • 30m 23s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 46s  min/mile

The runs are always a slog. Got my legs going about 1/2 mile in. It felt like I was just trudging along. Not the fastest runner anyway, MOP guy, and I don't do well at all in the heat. Wore my hat and kept within my level of exertion. Felt slower than 30. Nothing left to give at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Keep working on the fitness and bricks!
Post race
Warm down:

Fluids and nutrition. Walked for a bit then found a good spot on the quay to relax on and wait to get into transition. Didn't know how bad my heel was at that point or I would have gone to the med tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat/humidity, Swimming off course overall fitness

Event comments:

This is a good race and I did enjoy it. Once the roads are repaired and the barnacles are cleaned a bit better it will be a great race. Huge thanks to the Sailors on the base! Awesome job looking after us out there.

Last updated: 2010-01-18 12:00 AM
00:33:44 | 1094 yards | 03m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: None
Course: In water start Square couse in protected bay.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:57
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:41:14 | 12.43 miles | 18.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 70% of the course was very rough into a headwind and crosswinds. Sectioins that were smooth were very good but the rest... Ugh!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:27
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:23 | 03.11 miles | 09m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Dead flat and hot with little breeze except for the last 1/2 mile. No shade except for a scant 10 yards.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-06-06 11:47 AM

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