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Fairhope, Alabama
United States
Mobile Bay Watch
Total Time = 1h 11m 29s
Overall Rank = 143/292
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 4/18
Pre-race routine:

Woke up. Cursed a little b/c it was raining pretty heavy at my house.
Event warmup:

Walking back and forth to my car to get things I forgot. Did not want to do too much so I would have plenty for the race
  • 09m 25s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

Pretty bad swim. I started out on the inside and was not ready for the start. The current kept pulling me into the buoys. I am not used to swimming in a crowd so I went out too fast and had to flip on my back at the turn around. On the way back I found my groove (and some waves too) Jen told me I was second out of the water in my group. I did not feel very strong though.
What would you do differently?:

Check current, pre swim a little, and COME OUT SLOWER
Transition 1
  • 00m

Bad transition! I got all the way to the mounting line and realized I forgot my helmet. STUPID. everything else went good for the first time, but I lost 2 minutes on the bike because of the transition. Bike portion reflects T1
What would you do differently?:

Practice, Practice, practice
  • 36m 35s
  • 10.5 miles
  • 17.22 mile/hr

Bike killed me. I was still thinking about T1 and came out to hard. Did decent on the first big hill, but lost my concentration through the rest. Put a gel pack in my water and it was the nastiest thing ever! I drank no water so I was hurting by the end of it
What would you do differently?:

Bring powerade and Practice. Got to ride harder
Transition 2
  • 00m

Good T2. I rode in my running shoes so all I had to do was rack it and take off.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, it was fast
  • 25m 29s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 29s  min/mile

Great run. it rained during the middle so that felt great. I wish they would have had mile markers out there b/c I could have gone harder. The way out seemed like forever. Once I got to the top of the hill, my bike legs left so that was good. I know its a slow time, but I felt great
What would you do differently?:

Work on getting faster. Endurance was there though
Post race
Warm down:

2 cold beers

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of knowledge/training. I only worked for 3 months for this event. I will be better next year. Need to work on mental aspect

Last updated: 2006-03-07 12:00 AM
00:09:25 | 600 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 110/292
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back in a V. The water was really rough with all the rain, but I had swam in the general vicinity the day before.buoys marked the inside of the course
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:36:35 | 10.5 miles | 17.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/292
Wind: Some
Course: Up hill at Fairhope and down scenic 98 to bay front road and back
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:29 | 03 miles | 08m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 140/292
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back after running half way up big hill
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-03-07 3:58 PM

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Mobile, Alabama
Subject: The Grandman Triathlon

2006-03-08 5:12 AM
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Gulf Shores, AL
Subject: RE: The Grandman Triathlon
Good job, I remember the rain on the run fondly. Hope to see you there in 06.

2006-03-08 5:22 PM
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Woodbridge, VA
Subject: RE: The Grandman Triathlon
Sounds like the perfect season opener, get all the bugs out now!!!  Still waiting for the first tri around here.
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