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Sardis, Mississippi
United States
Start 2 Finish Event Management
85F / 29C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 38m 55s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Male 30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/22
Pre-race routine:

I figured I should join the party with my first race report. Woke up at 5:15. Forced down half of a bagel and peanut butter at the race site. Got all of the gear set up and ready to go.
Event warmup:

Ran about 1 mile, with some race-pace strides. Rode the bike for about 3 miles, with some race-pace efforts. Set up the transition and went down to water. Did a few drills, sculling, and race-paced swimming. Got out of water and stretched.
Swim
  • 12m 35s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 26s / 100 yards
Comments:

Included about 150yds up a sandy beach. Went better than I expected given the volume of swim training. I have not been able to swim much because of my swim coaching responsibilities, but surprised myself with the time. Was quite tired and sore by the end. I did not make any horrific mistakes with my navigation, but was constatnly going towards the right.
What would you do differently?:

Swim straighter, train more.
Transition 1
  • 00m 48s
Comments:

I dinked around too long putting my Garmin on. After I pulled off my first flying mount. It went pretty well.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out a better way for the Garmin.
Bike
  • 54m 5s
  • 18 miles
  • 19.97 mile/hr
Comments:

Did not go as well as I had hoped. I've been on a tri bike for the first time for the last 3 weeks. I think a combination of increased cycling volume, new bike, new position, and general fatigue may have caused it. Or I simply am not good at cycling.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure.
Transition 2
  • 00m 36s
Comments:

Went very well. I'm happy with it.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Run
  • 30m 50s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile
Comments:

Went better than I hoped; my Garmin recorded 4.12 miles at 7:30, so I was quite happy with that. I have been running a lot the past 6 months and I think it is starting to pay off.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, powerade, and towels.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing.

Event comments:

Overall I was quite happy. I beat my best time, from last year, by 10 minutes. I think I'm heading in the right direction, as long as the bike comes together.




Last updated: 2011-06-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:12:35 | 880 yards | 01m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri shorts and tri top
Course: Triangular
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 00:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:54:05 | 18 miles | 19.97 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course:
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:30:50 | 04 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back; 1 mile pavement, 2 miles trail, 1 mile pavement. Trails were hilly.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2011-06-20 11:48 AM

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2011-06-20 12:13 PM
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Subject: RE: Dragonfly Triathlon
Great job! I love this race and hated that I missed it this year! The run is always what gets me, it is usually so dang hot!
2011-06-20 1:06 PM
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Ridgeland, Mississippi
Subject: RE: Dragonfly Triathlon
Getting the garmin on in T1 is costing me some time as well.  I'm thinking about getting the bike mount kit for mine, so I can just snag it off for the run.
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