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Richmond, VA
United States
Xterra
75F / 24C
Overcast
Total Time = 3h 08m 45s
Overall Rank = 227/413
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 23/56
Pre-race routine:

Hydrate and light breakfast. Had to drive 2hrs to Richmond prior to the race. Let the house at 0530.
Event warmup:

Powerbar and one mile run to the swim start. 227 out of 413 that started and only 388 finished.
Swim
  • 19m 48s
  • 1000 meters
  • 01m 59s / 100 meters
Comments:

was 19th in my age group.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

forgot my gloves and to take my googles off. The run from Browns Island was a surprise and took longer to do.
Bike
  • 1h 42m 29s
  • 18 miles
  • 10.54 mile/hr
Comments:

stayed about the same for my age group.
What would you do differently?:

Do not put accelerade in the Camelbak. Felt really bloated coming into the run.
Transition 2
  • 03m
Comments:

had to put on jersey so race number would be visible.
What would you do differently?:

buy a race belt.
Run
  • 1h 00m 10s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 42s  min/mile
Comments:

was able to keep cool but felt really bloated for about 2/3 of the run.
What would you do differently?:

Not put accelerade in my Camelbak.
Post race
Warm down:

None. I was wiped out. I pumped up my last mile to stay in front of Clay.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

conditioning. also going on vacation and eating like mad the week before. Bad idea.

Event comments:

Having to switch the swim and add a mile run in between the swim and the bike transition sucked.




Last updated: 2004-04-12 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:19:48 | 1000 meters | 01m 59s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/56
Overall: 213/413
Performance: Good
Used the current on the first leg. worked ok and kept me out of the fray. second lap was spread out enough to stay close.
Suit: Pearl Attacks
Course: Two laps around three bouys with mini transition 100 yards from water then 1 miles run to the bike transition where the real timers were. Total swim time 26:06. Felt really good course was crowded with several rocks if you went to wide.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:42:29 | 18 miles | 10.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/56
Overall: 213/413
Performance: Average
Second lap was much faster due to less traffic. The first lap was brutal because I had to get off and push up just about every hill due to the pile ups. Also had to walk bike while crossing the bridge (1/2 mile)
Wind:
Course: Good and well marked.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Too much
T2
Time: 03:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
01:00:10 | 06.2 miles | 09m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/56
Overall: 280/413
Performance: Average
Only wanted to stay infront of Clay. He is a better runner and my only goal was to keep running.
Course: Tough. Trail run with river crossings and plenty of stairs to include aztec type railroad tie stairs up about 60ft.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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Subject: Xterra Challenge Triathlon


2004-06-14 2:23 PM
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Virginia Beach, VA
Subject: RE: Xterra Challenge Triathlon
Hey anyone out there got any suggestions on how to do better next time? Thanks for previous tips. This place is great with tons of support and ideas.
2004-06-14 4:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Xterra Challenge Triathlon
Congratulations! I don't have any tips other than to pat yourself on the back for finishing an xterra! I hear those are brutal! Great job!

Kelly
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