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Cornelius, North Carolina
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 15m 4s
Overall Rank = 38/186
Age Group = 35-39M
Age Group Rank = 8/31
Pre-race routine:

Got up, had an oatmeal bar, some coffee, and headed to event.
  • 14m 9s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Got in the 'washing machine' a little bit early. Grabbed, kicked, swam over, etc. Started to lose breath control and had to tread water for ~5 secs to regain composure. After that a pretty average effort.

Hey, two years ago I couldn't swim more than a lap.
What would you do differently?:

Start front row, outside.
Transition 1
  • 01m 31s

Fumbled watch with cold hands and couldn't get helmet on because the strap around back of head was tightened all the way down.
What would you do differently?:

Test helmet before hand. Figure out how to put watch on after leaving T1.
  • 35m 39s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 20.92 mile/hr

Feel pretty good about this. My plan was to push a little harder than usual and worry less about run and just see what happened.

Got passed by a few guys but did pretty well and passed a number of other toward the end. Started to get passed by the FOP 40-49 guys who started 3 minutes behind me toward the end of the ride.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Felt good.
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

Not much problem here except had to pause to get left heel inside tennis shoe - back of shoe folded down, costing me a little time.
  • 22m 59s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 23s  min/mile

This hurt immediately.

Got behind two guys early (not in my AG) and decided I'd stop thinking about the pain and just match them. Another guy passed me about a mile in and started talking to his buddy right in front of me... he was in my AG. I hung on. Two men in my AG blew by about halfway through but I had no chance of keeping up. Finally two miles in I was able to outpace the rest of my little cluster and beat them comfortably on the climb.

About a quarter mile from the finish I thought I saw the final turn and went to kick to the finish and realized two things: (i) That was not the finish, there was still a 1/4 mile to go, and (ii) I had no kick. That last minute and a half sucked.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I spent the whole time wondering why I couldn't make myself go any faster, afraid I was dogging it, but when I had no kick at the end I decided maybe I was being a little hard on myself.
Post race
Warm down:

Eat orange. Drink water. Try not to be sick. Talk to Shane Schantzenbach, the fireman I met at Gold Rush when we both 'podium'd' in our AG last year.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Should work on transitions. Feel decent otherwise. Was hoping I could squeeze out a little faster bike.

Last updated: 2012-05-14 12:00 AM
00:14:09 | 820 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/31
Overall: 34/186
Performance: Average
Suit: yes
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:31
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:35:39 | 12.43 miles | 20.92 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/31
Overall: 47/186
Performance: Good
164 average HR
Wind: Little
Course: Flat. Two turnarounds really slow me down.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:49
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:59 | 03.11 miles | 07m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/31
Overall: 48/186
Performance: Average
172 avg HR
Course: Up to turnaround and back; up to different turnaround and back. Not a 'fast' 5k course at all.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2012-05-14 2:39 PM

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