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Clemson Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Clemson, South Carolina
United States
Setup Events
76F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 10m 19s
Overall Rank = 64/287
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 10/50
Pre-race routine:

get chip, get marked, setup transition area
bike down and up the hill by the Y
run couple small hits across the bridge and back
walk down to water
Event warmup:

bike down and up the hill by the Y
run couple small hits across the bridge and back
walk down to water (should have gone in)
  • 16m 57s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 16s / 100 meters

very difficult! I was in the second row, had a good hole in front of me, and towards the right side. first 5 strokes ok then all hell broke loose over and around me. I could not find anyplace to swim in. People were clawing over me around me kicking me, hitting me, I got a couple mouthfuls of water and had to pull up, tried to navigate around it but they kept coming, got out of some of it by rounding the first buoy, had a clear shot for a while then nearing the next buoy, I got trapped into the inside and got in a lot of traffic again. after rounding that buoy, there was no more problem, so I kept going, on the wrong tangent, I had to swim back, by that time I notice white hats going by me...
What would you do differently?:

need to become more powerful, and get some explosiveness so I can power away from the attacks. Try further to either side for the start next time. Try to be a little more aggressive, I was very timid just looking for the holes or draft to swim in.
Transition 1
  • 01m 41s

too much congestion, slowed down for the guy falling off in front of me but didn't get a good pedal as I was getting on and nearly landed in the ditch with him.
What would you do differently?:

get a better running start. rush a little more, I was pretty gentle with everything, could have been much faster. did put the sock on wrong first and had to take off and turn over.
  • 31m 9s
  • 11 miles
  • 21.19 mile/hr

I never felt a single hill! I was so worried about passing and not blocking that I just kept going only keep going. I really zoned out. I only got passed once or twice. I passed lots of people, just kept going, when I got to the Airport road I slowed down a bit because I was getting worried that I was going out too fast. In hindsight I should have hammered it much harder the entire way.
What would you do differently?:

In hindsight I should have hammered it much harder the entire way. Should have taken the corners tighter, Gone really hard into the Y, lost some time there to the guy in front of me.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

good transition
What would you do differently?:

just speed through it a little faster, was to careful. Learn to ride in with feet on top of shoes
  • 19m 32s
  • 5 kms
  • 03m 55s  min/km

got behind some slower people on the bridge and followed them too far before going around because I wasn't sure of myself. powered up the dike felt good. Needed to hammer more on the flat parts but was just too in the zone
What would you do differently?:

stick to the plan better, push hard downhill and on flats, wear myself out. Kick harder at the end
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need more pool and ow swimming

Last updated: 2012-01-24 12:00 AM
00:16:57 | 750 meters | 02m 16s / 100meters
Age Group: 36/50
Overall: 161/287
Performance: Bad
Suit: Zoot tri-suit
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:41
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:31:09 | 11 miles | 21.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/50
Overall: 38/287
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:32 | 05 kms | 03m 55s  min/km
Age Group: 6/50
Overall: 32/287
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-05-14 9:20 PM

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