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Dragonfly Triathlon - Triathlon

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Sardis, Mississippi
United States
Start2Finish events
94F / 34C
Total Time = 1h 58m 10s
Overall Rank = 115/322
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 24/43
Pre-race routine:

Packed my bag the night before and double checked it that mroning. Got up early and took a hot shower, had a half of a PB&J sandwich and went to the restroom while waiting for my ride.
Event warmup:

Got transition area setup the way I wanted, luckily I got there early enough that I could pick a good spot. Went for a swim before the race to get used to the water. Then hung out and talked to friends and waited for wife and kids to show up. Once the family showed up, I was ready to race.
  • 15m 34s
  • 800 yards
  • 01m 57s / 100 yards

Really felt like I had one of the better swims I have ever had. There was some bumping the first 200 yds or so, but it did not throw me off any. I was able to sight fairly well, although the first buoy was very hard to see. By the time I hit the last buoy, I was already going through my transition in my head. I felt great at this point.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe go harder?? I was thrilled to be 8th out of the water in my AG!
Transition 1
  • 00m 55s

T1 went smoothly, no complaints. Last time I did this race T1 was 2:31, so major improvments!
  • 56m 35s
  • 18 miles
  • 19.09 mile/hr

I felt good on the bike, I wanted to stay around 20 mph for the ride and I got close. I felt like I was in the right gearing the entire ride.Lower back ached about 15 miles into the ride, but other than that, I really felt good coming off the bike!
What would you do differently?:

Shoot for a 21-22 mph average.
Transition 2
  • 00m 46s

No complaints here either. My transitions have really improved.
  • 44m 22s
  • 4.15 miles
  • 10m 41s  min/mile

The run was draining. I felt really good coming out of T2, but soon I got hit by the heat. It really zapped me hard, was already int he 90s y the time I got to the run. Once in the trail, it got worse due to no air circulation. I did alot of walking, which disappointed me. I really wanted a better run, but mentally I was drained.
What would you do differently?:

train in the heat more??
Post race
Warm down:

ice cold wet towel on head and headed to the sprinkler tent for a few minutes. Needed a few minutes after finishing to restore myself.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the heatwas draining.

Event comments:

Great race, great course. There did not seem to be alot of food afterwards (fajitas and watermelons) Pleanty of drinks available. This is one of my favorite races each year, just was very disappointed with my run.

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Last updated: 2010-05-13 12:00 AM
00:15:34 | 800 yards | 01m 57s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/43
Overall: 0/322
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: Kind of a square or U. Basically there were 2 turns to make then head for the beach
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:55
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
00:56:35 | 18 miles | 19.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 21/43
Overall: 0/322
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: out and back, fairly flat course except for one long hill.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:22 | 04.15 miles | 10m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 31/43
Overall: 0/322
Performance: Below average
Course: one mile of road into the 2 mile trail run followed by the same one mile trail run to the finish.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-06-20 4:12 PM

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Bartlett, TN
Subject: Dragonfly Triathlon

2010-06-21 9:06 AM
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Austin, TX
Subject: RE: Dragonfly Triathlon
Sorry to hear about the run, but everything else looked great.  That heat looks brutal being so hot that early in day.  Plus I see 100+ scheduled up there.  It'll be good motivation for your next one.
2010-06-21 4:51 PM
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Houston, TX
Subject: RE: Dragonfly Triathlon
Congrats on surviving the heat man!  Still a good race
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