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Vicksburg, Mississippi
United States
Vicksburg Swim Association
Total Time = 2h 39m 9s
Overall Rank = 16/99
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 4/10
Pre-race routine:

Drank a Starbucks Frappuccino to wake me up on my drive to Vicksburg.
Event warmup:

Spent the majority of my time finding a race belt, as I left mine at home. Fortunately a friend lent me his, so I was able to get a swim in before the start.
  • 36m 24s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards

My swim is officially keeping me out of the podium in anything longer than a sprint. I have a whole bunch of different things to work on in this leg.
What would you do differently?:

Practice swimming a lot more.
Transition 1
  • 01m 28s

Considering the jog up the ramp, I'll take this transition.
What would you do differently?:

Flying mount, but for this race I'm not going to penalize myself too much for that.
  • 1h 09m 32s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.44 mile/hr

The bike is my favorite event, and it shows in my splits. Need to get my other two sports to the same level.
What would you do differently?:

I do have a bike upgrade coming soon. That will help an already strong portion of my race.
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s

Could have done better with racking the bike, but didn't want to knock other people's stuff.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe not be so polite? I dunno here.
  • 50m 51s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 11s  min/mile

The run felt tough at first, but got easier as I went along. Had a pretty strong finish to it.
What would you do differently?:

It took me a while to get going. I need to believe that I can go faster earlier in the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched a little bit before loading up my car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm both undertrained in the swim, and I feel I lack general knowledge of how to swim well. I'm in the middle of taking steps to improve that, however.

Event comments:

First race I've been too that served beer at the end! Very nicely done race for the first year it was put on.

Last updated: 2011-07-28 12:00 AM
00:36:24 | 1640 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/10
Overall: 0/99
Performance: Below average
Suit: N/A
Course: Triangular course.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:28
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:09:32 | 24.85 miles | 21.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/10
Overall: 0/99
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Very flat out and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:53
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:50:51 | 06.21 miles | 08m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/10
Overall: 0/99
Performance: Average
Course: Flat, wide open out and back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2011-08-29 11:12 PM

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
Subject: Gator Bait at Eagle Lake

2011-08-31 1:40 PM
in reply to: #3665124

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Madison, MS
Subject: RE: Gator Bait at Eagle Lake
That was a tough swim...but I'm with you...more swimming is needed. After my marathon I am going to swim 4-5x a week. We'll see.

Good job! 
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