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Parris Island, South Carolina
United States
Set-up Inc
Total Time = 1h 26m 14s
Overall Rank = 209/350
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 22/29
Pre-race routine:

I woke up at 5:30, took a shower and drank three glasses of water. Peanut butter ion a bagel. No coffee. Got to the race site at 7:30 as recommended. Got my transition area set up.
Event warmup:

My start time was 1h40min after the first racer. I stretched, took a single goo and did light warm ups of about 300m or so trying to find a ten minute pace for the swim.
  • 10m 19s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

Went out of the gate waaay to fast and I was out of breath during the last third of the race. Had to breath every second stroke instead of every third. Passed by one swimmer but I passed four!
What would you do differently?:

Keep a steady pace. I went out too fast because of adrenaline. Overall a good swim however.
Transition 1
  • 02m 22s

I have clipless bike shoes. the socks were tight and I struggled to get them on. i was wearing a trisuit so i didn't need to take off my suit, Left my gloves off and put them on on the ride.
What would you do differently?:

looser socks. consider changing to clips and use my running shoes instead. Mostly need to practice this more.
  • 42m 28s
  • 13 miles
  • 18.37 mile/hr

Wow my age group ranking is really bad. 25/26. I could have gone at a better pace but I was worried about my run time. Running is by far my worst event. Met my goal of at least 18 MPH.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Not fall. Work on feeling more confortable on the bike and drink more on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 02m 8s

My running shoelaces were knotted and I struggled to get them on. Cost me a good 1 minute.
What would you do differently?:

Pre tie shoes and just slip them on.
  • 28m 48s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 16s  min/mile

Sadly this is a PB for a 5k. I had horrible tightening of my legs from inadequate muscle endurance. Haven't been able to train my running because I have had knee troubles. The cardio was not rate limiting at all.
What would you do differently?:

Need to add aqua jogging so I can train running three days a week.
Post race
Warm down:

Bagels, grapes, powerade. Walked around the finish site. Hugged my wife and son.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Recently I suffered altitude sickness and exaccerbations of my migraines. They caused me to stop training for almost two weeks one month before the race. My left reconstructed knee has been very sore after ski trip early in March.

Event comments:

Definately going to do this race again next year. the Marines were very courteous. The race was organized and well run.

Last updated: 2006-03-19 12:00 AM
00:10:19 | 547 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/29
Overall: 126/350
Performance: Average
Suit: Trisuit
Course: The pool was much warmer than my practice pool. The water was a little murky as well.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Time: 02:22
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:42:28 | 13 miles | 18.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 25/29
Overall: 205/350
Wind: Headwind
Course: At one mile they had construction and you had to get off the bike and run through some grass. My bike started in some sand and had poor traction. I fell over int he road as I was in my clips. Big raspberry on my leg. I was passed by two guys and I passed four folks. At the end of the ride my hammies were tight. There was a heavy headwind there as well.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:08
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:28:48 | 03.11 miles | 09m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 25/29
Overall: 209/350
Performance: Average
Course: Flat with road or grass depending on the mood. One water station at the turnaround.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-03-19 8:51 AM

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Evans, GA
Subject: Parris Island Triathlon

2006-03-19 8:59 AM
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In my bunk with new shoes and purple sweats.
Subject: RE: Parris Island Triathlon
Good race man. The dismount sucked and the wind sucked ( well blew) but overall I say it was a good time . I'll look for you next year.
2006-03-19 9:01 AM
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Subject: RE: Parris Island Triathlon
Congrats on the pb on the run!  Sorry we didn't know to look for you.  Maybe next time.
2006-03-19 9:33 AM
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Pulaski TN
Subject: RE: Parris Island Triathlon
Thumbs up on th PB on the run and the rest of the race!!
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