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Heart O' Dixie Triathlon - Triathlon

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Louisville MS to Philadelphia MS, Mississippi
United States
The Philadelphia Sertoma Club
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 19m 50s
Overall Rank = 26/205
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/41
Pre-race routine:

Bagel, peanut butter, bananna, G2
Event warmup:

Light jog, light ride, light swimming
  • 11m 37s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 19s / 100 yards

Went ok. Still not in great shape. It's hard to swim through everyone as it is a staggered start with 200+ people ahead of me. There were a few moments of breast stroking and stalling as I weaved through (and caught my breath!).
Transition 1
  • 00m 42s

Was lightning fast through transition and hopping onto the bike. Strap on cycling shoes pulled through when I put my feet in. Had to pull over and re-string through. Didn't take too much time, but it did force me to stop, lose my momentum, and restart. May have spent 10-20 stopped, but cost more time with the stopping and restarting.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out a solution to the straps.
  • 1h 18m 3s
  • 27.5 miles
  • 21.14 mile/hr

Went very well. In hindsight, it was probably exactly the pace I needed to do. Everyone seemed to be a bit slower this year due to a light headwind; I was the same speed as last year which is encouraging.
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

Screwed up route on my way out of T2. Probably cost 5-20 seconds.
  • 48m 7s
  • 7 miles
  • 06m 52s  min/mile

Awesome run. Maybe should have started a bit faster. I did not expect to run this fast and was quite pleased.
Post race
Warm down:


Event comments:

Probably my best triathlon performance to date. A week early I thought if everything went perfectly I could go under 2:20. I was quite happy.

Last updated: 2011-06-07 12:00 AM
00:11:37 | 880 yards | 01m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/41
Overall: 4/205
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri shorts/Tri top
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:42
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:18:03 | 27.5 miles | 21.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/41
Overall: 0/205
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:48:07 | 07 miles | 06m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/41
Overall: 0/205
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
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

2011-08-17 11:43 AM

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Subject: Heart O' Dixie Triathlon
Sorry-this isn't very descriptive as I wasn't intending on it to go in this forum. I'll know better for next time!  Addtionally, this happened a month ago...

Edited by rowotter 2011-08-17 11:46 AM
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