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Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
Revolution 3
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 23m 18s
Overall Rank = 72/366
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 14/46
Pre-race routine:

eat breakfast and watch sports center
Event warmup:

are we supposed to warm up?? we were not allowed into the water and i don't ride or run before a tri. so i stretched.
  • 23m 54s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards

I didn't swim as hard as i thought i was at the time. need to work on a faster arm turnover.
What would you do differently?:

increase my output. i was cruising and not racing
Transition 1
  • 02m 9s

maybe next time i'll try to put my helmet and glasses on while taking the suit off. just didn't even think of it at the time.
  • 1h 09m 11s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.55 mile/hr

given the course i'd say i've made a lot of improvement on the bike. i rode it 1 min slower than my fastest from last season. last season was on a mostly flat course.
What would you do differently?:

nothing. i did all i could do and even though the split doesn't look great the ride was awesome.
Transition 2
  • 00m 55s

had a good transition. not to hard to put a bike up and put shoes on. i stuck my belt in my mouth and started my watch as i hit the mat. then put my watch in my mouth and put my race belt on, then put my watch on.
What would you do differently?:

wipe the pebbles off the bottom of my feet.
  • 46m 12s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

the run was tough. i was out of breath getting on to the bike and then was out of breath getting off the bike. i had to battle a side stitch so i walked twice in the first two miles to slow my breathing and heart rate. seems that at mile 2 my legs kicked in and i was good to go. i have a few stretches in the sub 7 range and ran the back 4 miles at 7:15 avg. with the walking it came out to just sub 7:30 which i'm happy with after that bike course.
What would you do differently?:

i've got to learn to run the first quarter mile or so SLOW to avoid the spiking heart rate and side stitches. no matter who is passing me. had i done that i believe i could have run some of the guys in front of me down because they were fading and coming back to me but i ran out of course to catch them.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

gigantic hills

Event comments:

Rev3 does it right!

Last updated: 2011-04-11 12:00 AM
00:23:54 | 1640 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 14/46
Overall: 77/366
Performance: Below average
Suit: Vortex4
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:09
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:09:11 | 24.85 miles | 21.55 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/46
Overall: 63/366
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: hardest course i have ever been on. i repeat. HARDEST COURSE I HAVE EVER BEEN ON!! holy hills batman that was tough. we had one CAT5 hill and the rest were borderline
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:12 | 06.21 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/46
Overall: 72/366
Performance: Good
Course: some hills and rollers
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2011-05-16 10:54 AM

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2011-05-16 11:04 AM
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Knoxville area
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Great race! Glad you found the meaning of Cat5 hills
2011-05-16 11:36 AM
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2011-05-16 4:05 PM
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Avon, Indiana
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Nice race!!!!  And yea -- Cat 5 hills....gotta love em!! I think I passed 6 people just on that hill alone.

Edited by todd.chestnut 2011-05-16 4:06 PM
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