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Bumpass, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
57F / 14C
Total Time = 2h 48m 23s
Overall Rank = 233/435
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 7/14
Pre-race routine:

Arrived around 7:45 for a 10:00 start to get good parking. Had a bagel, coffee, and some Perpetum. Set up transition area and went back to car to stay warm and out of rain. Went back about 9:15 and met the Queen herself working as a volunteer on this wet day. What a trooper.
Event warmup:

Not much. A little 2 minute jog and a 2 minute swim. Between the rain, wind, and cold. It was all we could do to stand without shaking for the national anthem.
  • 34m 23s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 06s / 100 yards

An OK swim for me. Water temp didn't exactly help a smooth stroke.
What would you do differently?:

A full wetsuit would have been nice. Should have done a few OWS to practice stroke under less than ideal conditions.
Transition 1
  • 02m 25s

Did my best in the rain. Lots of mud in T area. Jumped on bike but foot slipped off pedal.
What would you do differently?:

Not worry about setting my Garmin on bike.
  • 1h 12m 58s
  • 24 miles
  • 19.74 mile/hr

Felt great for first loop and then backed off a bit for the run. Had one Hammer gel and one bottle Perpetuum.
Transition 2
  • 02m 15s

Ran with bike shoes about 200 yards through muddy grass to rack. Had some delay in getting my KSwiss shoes with Yankz on quickly. Yanks too tight with wet feet. Picked up some small cuts and a blister too. Ran through lots of mud getting out.
What would you do differently?:

Dry shoes with socks. Don't mess with Garmin.
  • 56m 23s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 05s  min/mile

Felt good for first 2 and realized my pace of 8:00 was a bit fast so backed off a bit. Had some muscle pain in left lower back. Slipped and lost balance on muddy trail so walked about a minute to regain focus.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder? Its a new PR for an Olypix so I'm happy with that!
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing. Get in car and put some dry clothes on. Had to drive home to see my son's vocal recital. Made it just in time.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

It's a shame the weather screwed this up. Looked like a great venue on a nice day. Good volunteers.

Last updated: 2010-12-23 12:00 AM
00:34:23 | 1640 yards | 02m 06s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/14
Overall: 227/435
Performance: Average
Slow first 200 due to traffic and then the second leg of the triangle was into the chop. My first OWS of the year so guess I can't be too disappointed but felt like I should have kept better form.
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Triangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:25
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:12:58 | 24 miles | 19.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/14
Overall: 164/435
Performance: Average
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: 2 loops. Light rain but very wet roads made cornering a little chancy.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:15
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:56:23 | 06.21 miles | 09m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/14
Overall: 319/435
Performance: Average
Times I remember were 2 miles at 16:00, 4 miles at 34, 5 miles at 44:40
Course: Two loops of rolling hills. End of each loop through a wooded trail which was muddy with lots of roots. Steady light rain.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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] 3

2011-04-16 10:31 PM

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Subject: Rumpus in Bumpass International

2011-04-17 7:18 AM
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Canandaigua NY
Subject: RE: Rumpus in Bumpass International
Great race considering the conditions!  Brutal day to start the season off!

Nice work!
2011-04-17 10:08 AM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Rumpus in Bumpass International

Sweet PR in less than ideal weather!


Too bad the Oly wasn't today, it's sunny and warm today!


Yes, it was nice to meet up finally.  They do a good job getting folks out to support their races.

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