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Greenwood, South Carolina
United States
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50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 25m 50s
Overall Rank = 20/80
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/6
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:15 AM to get ready. Ate Peanut butter sandwich. Had the truck packed last night and me and the wife set out for the drive at 5:20 AM. It was a 15 minute drive to the park. It was dark and glad I had flashlight in truck. Set up transistion, get timing chip, marked and relax. Talked with wife and tried to relax for the race. I was wanting to do good and get off to good start.
Event warmup:

Run and swim. Too dark to bike
  • 18m 45s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards

This was my second OWS so I felt comfortable. I did a warm up swim but race was delayed so my swim warm up was for nothing. Mad rush at swim start and a lot of getting hit and kicked (felt like a seal getting clubbed). Drank a lot of lake water and stomach was upset from the breakfast I had three hours earlier. Settled down and focused on swim form. Did a good job of sighting.
What would you do differently?:

Better warm up and not starting out too fast. I wanted to jump out to a lead since it was a sprint but I think everyone else had the same idea.
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

First time in wet suit. Running and trying to take suit off at sametime. The PAM my wife sprayed on me helped.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more of taking suit off before race.
  • 40m 31s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.41 mile/hr

Happy with Bike part of race. Road my $200 bike hard and fast. Passed some nice bikes and just smiled. Maybe next year I will have new bike.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. More riding before race. Need to get in the saddle more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

No trouble. Grab Garmin watch.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I always think I could have pushed myself harder.
  • 23m 57s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 42s  min/mile

Felt good, easy run. I alwasy feel I could have pushed more.
What would you do differently?:

Push the run harder.
Post race
Warm down:

walk and cool down

Event comments:

Someone took the swim markers so it delayed the race. Overall a good race and well ran. I would do race again next year. The race was great and would do it again next year.

Last updated: 2011-10-05 12:00 AM
00:18:45 | 820 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 25/80
Performance: Below average
Suit: Wet suit
Course: Lake swim
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:40:31 | 12.43 miles | 18.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 14/80
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Good course, 702 highway rough. I hate the hill on highway 34 but I did pass a few people on that hill.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:57 | 03.11 miles | 07m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 17/80
Performance: Average
Course: Mostly flat, small hills and big hill at finish. I knew run from the International I did earlier this year.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-10-05 7:58 AM

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