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Meridian, Mississippi
United States
Meridian Athletic Association
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 38m 7s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 11/26
Pre-race routine:

Woke up around 4:00. Drove over, about an hour and a half, in the morning. Made a few "pit stops" along the way. Drank some OJ, checked in, racked up.
Event warmup:

Got in to test swim entrance and exit. That's it.
  • 08m 59s
  • 586 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

Great swim course in a great lake. You've got to dodge some breast strokers if you start in the back, and that was determined for you.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Transition 1
  • 00m 44s

Good transition in the area. It's been a LONG time since I raced, but transitions are really easy as long as you keep it simple. There was a quick, steep incline right out transition, which was sort of difficult to get up with my feet out of my shoes, but I managed.
What would you do differently?:

  • 54m 56s
  • 17 miles
  • 18.57 mile/hr

HILLY.... and I did all my bike training on a trainer. However, it was a fun and challenging course. A big long climb at the start, big rollers in between, and then down that climb back into T2. My speed ranged from 7mph to 42mph.
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Transition 2
  • 00m 55s

Not my best ever, but it will do. Had some issues getting the shoes on. My feet were SOAKED with sweat. It was humid as hell, so I was dumping cold water on my head a lot while riding. That water made it's way to my feet.

I actually ran the wrong way out of transition until I saw everyone else going the other way. Probably cost myself a good 10 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Go the right way.
  • 32m 34s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 31s  min/mile

I don't really want to talk about it. It's my own fault for pretty much ignoring my run training. Didn't help that it was angry swamp hot. A poor performance.
What would you do differently?:

Train a lot more.
Post race
Warm down:

Water in me, water on me, more water everywhere. Took forever to cool down, then I just started sweating again because it was already in the mid-nineties.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat, the humidity, and a few more excuses. The reality is my training wasn't where it needed to be. I think this race jump started some "want to" though.

Event comments:

Awesome local race. Very organized and a fun course. Just wish I had been more ready for it.

Last updated: 2011-06-29 12:00 AM
00:08:59 | 586 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/26
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Meh... Good placing in the AG I suppose, but I felt TERRIBLE the last 100 yards. Felt like I was swimming in quick sand. Granted, I haven't been training near enough to warrant a race, but I could always count on the swim. Time for more water work.
Course: Rectangle in a clean lake, and it seems they measured pretty accurately.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 86F / 30C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:44
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:54:56 | 17 miles | 18.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/26
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Hilly course, with a few bad roads. However, it's a challenge while remaining pretty fun.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:55
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:32:34 | 03.1 miles | 10m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/26
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat run around a lake.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2011-07-11 8:05 AM

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