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HIllsborough, NC
United States
Setup Inc.
30F / -1C
Total Time = 1h 00m 9s
Overall Rank = 37/215
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 5/25
Pre-race routine:

Nothing special. Such a short race and only 30 mins drive from the house. Ate some yogurt.
Event warmup:

Stay warm. Did a 2 mile bike warmup to get the legs going. I got an ice-cream headache it was so damn cold. 200y in the pool easy practicing flip turns under the ropes.
  • 03m 50s
  • 273 yards
  • 01m 24s / 100 yards

My swimming is really coming together. I didn't just start out by hauling ass. Kind of eased into it so I wasn't gasping for air. This worked great. The pool had so many lane lines on the bottom of the pool that it got me confused at a result I open turned about 3 or 4 of the laps. The rest were flip turns.
What would you do differently?:

Keep on working the speed workouts. Is 1:10/100 pace possible???
Transition 1
  • 01m 42s

Decided to put on all sorts of clothing due to temps. Long sleeve T shirt, sweatshirt, socks added a few seconds to the time.
What would you do differently?:

Need to learn to tie up the shoes with rubber bands.
  • 39m 24s
  • 11.6 miles
  • 17.66 mile/hr

There was no flat section on this course. It was a mixture of long and short hills. Why does it seem that the course is more uphill than downhill? LOL!

Nearly wiped out on one corner. I'm screaming around a corner taking a nice wide approach. As I start my turn, I notice rough pavement with loose rocks/sand in my path. I miss the patch figuring I'd go over with the angle I was taking and ended up flying off the other side of the road into a little rain groove. Didn't control and slowed down a bit, and got out of the seat and pumped back up to speed.
What would you do differently?:

I could have placed if I had a better bike time - I gave a ton of time back here. 2 mins better on the bike and I'm on the podium. Looks like on the hilly courses, the bike is my limiter. That's either a strength thing, or an equipment thing.
a) get in some weights with the legs.
b) consider those race wheels
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

Awesome T2. Fastest T2 in my age group. Feet out of shoes and running at the dismount line. First time I tried it - worked out awesome. Racked bike, ditched helmet. Shoes and hat and I was off.
What would you do differently?:

  • 14m 31s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 16s  min/mile

I had to laugh each time on the outbound loop. Not sure how many of you have heard of Adam and Eve. This company sells adult toys. Well, the run course had us running past their facility twice. LOL.

The legs didn't really wake up from the bike ride until mile 1.5. At that point the damn thing is over. No calf pain. Very encouraging - especially at the pace I was holding.
What would you do differently?:

Could have done better, but with being off so much due to calf problems, I'm happy with this performance.
Post race
Warm down:

Caught my breath. After that happened, I felt pretty damn good.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike performance / hill climbing
Calf injuries

Event comments:

Good race. My coach was there. He won the thing. His time was something 45 something. Incredible.

The family was there to cheer me on. Always love when that happens. :)

Last updated: 2006-03-18 12:00 AM
00:03:50 | 273 yards | 01m 24s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/25
Overall: 0/215
Performance: Good
Time includes a run from the pool to the Transition Area. I clocked myself at 3:32. Fastest swim of my life...helps that it was so short, but still 1:17/100y.
Suit: Trisuit
Course: Serpentine course. Up in one lane, back in the next. Very nice for passing when they do it this way.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time: 01:42
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:39:24 | 11.6 miles | 17.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/25
Overall: 70/215
Wind: Little
Course: Lollipop shaped course.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:14:31 | 02 miles | 07m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/25
Overall: 52/215
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loop half. It was rolling the whole way, but very gradual hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-03-20 7:41 AM

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Whitsett, North Carolina
Subject: Triangle Sportsplex Sprint

2006-03-20 9:49 AM
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I am certain your swim time will be faster in a non-serpentine swim. So, yep, 1:10 is attainable. Congratulations on your swim PR!!! (You know I love the swim.) Glad you didn't wipe-out on your bike (!) and your run time... WOW!

Great job, Jeff!!

2006-03-20 12:32 PM
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Seattle WA
Subject: RE: Triangle Sportsplex Sprint

Awesome race jeff!! Man, I soo wish i was still back in NC. that race is like right near where I used to live. I checked out the route - I used to bike those roads ALL the time. I would bike up and down SR-10 on the way to school and back a lot.

Awesome race, though. 1:17/100 is incredible. I don't know how you do it!! Glad the calf didn't give you any problems. That was an awesome run.

nice job. 

2006-03-21 7:11 AM
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Subject: RE: Triangle Sportsplex Sprint

Heard of adam and eve?  I was honored by them by having ****** cast in concrete on the sidewalk outside their main enterance.  Kinds of like the walk of shame...  

Way to kick out the race, Jeff.  That's fantastic on the swim time, the transition speed, and of course the run with the calf.  Well managed and executed, and for taking a bunch of time off, you're in great shape for the season. 

2006-03-21 7:24 AM
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Plant City, Florida
Subject: RE: Triangle Sportsplex Sprint
dude Adam and Eve you make the rubber products for them????lol great race man I hope some day if I ever grow up I can swim as fast as you....great job...can nopt wait to see you at St. A
2006-03-21 9:33 AM
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Well I'll be....Adam and Eve.  Not that I know anything about that place.  Well, back to the race...heh I love that uphill vs. downhill comment.  It's because the uphills take you 3 times longer.  Or maybe there really is more uphill than downhill.  Sounds like you had fun in any case...congrats!


2006-03-21 1:06 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
Subject: RE: Triangle Sportsplex Sprint
WOW great race Jeff   Congratualtions!!! youa re so fast!!  Hope the calf was good -SMO
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