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Collierville, Tennessee
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 02m 41s
Overall Rank = 41/146
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 8/26
Pre-race routine:

Got up and made sure my bag had everything I needed, loaded up my bike. I hit the restroom a few times and then kissed the wife bye (she would come later) and headed out to the race site.
Event warmup:

Mainly just got in the water and swam alittle, nothing intense.
  • 08m 9s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Again I was very calm before the swim. The time trial start helps with my nerves, but my plan was to get into a good pace until the first buoy, then gradully start rockin and rolling to the end. The swim was a dive start off a dock. Alot of people gingerly stepped off the dock in the water, but I went for a dive. It wasn't the most graceful looking dive, but I passed the guy ahead of me right off the bat. After the first turn, about mid way through that section, some guy swam across me! He was way off course and I was unsure of where he was heading. It actually made me stop for a second to get my bearings, then I was able to get back in my pace.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe go a little harder at the start. I did not want to burn out.
Transition 1
  • 00m 54s

The bike mount line was up a little hill, so I was not able to run and jump on the bike, but I was happy with my transisiton.
What would you do differently?:

  • 33m 28s
  • 11 miles
  • 19.72 mile/hr

I went out to crush this course. I figured since it was only 11 miles, I might as well go for broke. I felt like I was doing great until the last 3 miles where there are some significant hills, at one point downhill, I topped out at 37 mph and then heading up the next hill I crapped out at 12 mph. I was happy with my effort on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Take my aero bottle. I took no liquid on the bike due to the length of the ride, I figured I would have been ok, but I think next time, I definately need something.
Transition 2
  • 00m 55s

The longest dismount run EVA! It was downhill and a gravel road and I have the tenderest feet around! Trying to slow down bare footed while running with my bike was tough!
What would you do differently?:

maybe run in shoes??
  • 19m 22s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

The 1/4 levy run seemed awfully far for a 1/4 mile! Once you got into the woods, it was hott, sticky and humid. I just tried to keep moving and to not lose my footing. Twice I thought I had really twisted an ankle, but I was able to continue. The 1 mile sign seemed like it took forever to reach. It was pure joy to come running out of those woods, only to see the long levy run in front of me. I just kept plowing along. I was surprised to learn that I ran the same time as last year!
What would you do differently?:

Still need to work on running after the bike!
Post race
Warm down:

Ice towel, water and family

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat played a role during the run, but I was expecting it to be an issue. I just need to train more for runs after the bike. Maybe more speed work.

Event comments:

This is a fun race to do. A redline, ball sout race that I enjoy doing!

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Last updated: 2010-07-20 12:00 AM
00:08:09 | 437 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/26
Overall: 0/146
Performance: Good
Suit: NO
Course: U shaped course, 2 turns and burn it it home
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:54
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:33:28 | 11 miles | 19.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/26
Overall: 0/146
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Big ole Rectangle, some rolling hills the first 8 miles, then some good size hills the last 3 miles.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:22 | 02 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/26
Overall: 0/146
Performance: Good
Course: 1/4 levy run into the woods and then you come out of the woods and go back down the 1/4 mile levy run.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2010-08-02 3:24 PM

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Bartlett, TN
Subject: Sharpshooter Super Sprint

2010-08-02 3:58 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Olive Branch, MS
Subject: RE: Sharpshooter Super Sprint
Nice race!
I did the race Sunday, and I heard more than once about the Saturday race, "MAN THAT WAS THE LONGEST 2 MILE RUN EVER!"
It's hot out there!
2010-08-02 8:53 PM
in reply to: #3019248

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Little Rock, Arkansas
Subject: RE: Sharpshooter Super Sprint
Great race and scorching hot on Saturday!
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