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Athens, Texas
United States
Athens Cain Center
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 12m 9s
Overall Rank = 20/180
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 1/11
  • 05m 11s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters

I seeded myself at 4:45 which ended up being about right. I passed two guys who were too optimistic about their seed times. Overall a good swim. My true seed time should have been around 5:00 but I was assuming most people would see themselves in yard times.
Transition 1
  • 00m 50s

All good except for the race number, which was pinned to my jersey and left on my bike, ripped from the pins when I put it on. Fortunately one or two pins stayed in and I didn't lose the number.
What would you do differently?:

Use a race belt next time.
  • 42m 42s
  • 13.8 miles
  • 19.39 mile/hr

Overall felt good. I didn't work it overly hard though I did push up the hills to pass a number of people. A few fast people zoomed by me, though nobody in my AG.
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s

I assumed very incorrectly where the dismount line would be so I had to coast way to far with both legs on one side of the bike ready to dismount.

My PI IsoTransition shoes are a bit difficult to get on quickly since they're a fairly tight fit.
  • 22m 39s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 17s  min/mile

I didn't have my watch/footpod synched for the first bit of the race (and it's not hugely accurate), but I'm showing 7:07, 7:16, and 7:22 for 3.0 miles, averaging 7:14. When I first got the watch synched I was running at a 6:45 pace so next time I need to concentrate on not going out so hard.
What would you do differently?:

Concentrate on not starting the run too hard.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need more bike training. When compared to the top 20 overall I was 9th on the swim, 20th on the bike, and 16th on the run. I'm clearly losing a lot of time on the bike. I figure I can make up 2 to 3 minutes on the bike, and another minute on the run if I train well.

Event comments:

Well organized and plenty of volunteers. Good timing company that posted results online immediately. Guys at work went online Monday morning after the race and found photos already posted. Though I'm not a big fan of chip seal, I'll do this one again.

Last updated: 2012-01-22 12:00 AM
00:05:11 | 300 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 18/180
Performance: Average
Course: Serpentine pool swim in 25m pool.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:42:42 | 13.8 miles | 19.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 36/180
Wind: None
Course: About half chipseal, half fast asphalt. Some hills in first half.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:47
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:39 | 03.11 miles | 07m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 20/180
Performance: Average
Course: Through park and suburban area.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
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2012-04-15 4:36 PM

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