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Memphis in May Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Start 2 Finish, Inc.
90F / 32C
Total Time = 2h 47m 58s
Overall Rank = 439/818
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 61/103
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5 and got ready, hit the restroom, then went to set up transition. Came back to room to use bathroom again, before going downstairs.
Event warmup:

swam the start and swam the swim exit like normal, hung out and talked to friends and before I knew it, it was time to line up
  • 31m 28s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

The swim went as expected, no real issues. I am starting to really love the swim portion of a race. Only issue was when it got into the channel, there was a lot of contact that was not needed.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 7s

T1 went fine, I put on socks here instead of waiting for the run.
What would you do differently?:

learn to have shoes already on the bike
  • 1h 12m 41s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.51 mile/hr

The bike was good, since my AG started almost last in the water, I got the chance to pass alot of people instead of being passed! We had a headwind for the first 12-13 miles, then tailwind which made a huge difference
What would you do differently?:

more biking
Transition 2
  • 01m 35s

I am a tenderfoot, hate running in grass without shoes
  • 1h 00m 7s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

it was hott. I had some goals here since this is typically where my run falls apart. I wanted to run the entire thing and hit under 1 hour. I ended up having to stop at all water stations due to the 90+ degree weather, and no shade on this course. was very tough
What would you do differently?:

practice running on the sun???
Post race
Warm down:

shade! Drank water ate some fruit and headed upstairs to lay down and shower

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the heat no dount

Event comments:

I love this venue and race. I set a new PR on this course and hit just about all my goals, I was able to race my race, and it paid off!
I will have a mroe detailed race report on my blog soon!

Last updated: 2011-12-15 12:00 AM
00:31:28 | 1640 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/103
Overall: 0/818
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: weird shaped course
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:07
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:12:41 | 24.85 miles | 20.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/103
Overall: 0/818
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: circle type course, very flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:00:07 | 06.21 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/103
Overall: 0/818
Performance: Average
Course: 6.2 miles in hell
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

2012-05-21 11:25 AM

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Bartlett, TN
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Subject: Memphis in May Triathlon

2012-05-22 9:24 AM
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Olive Branch, MS
Subject: RE: Memphis in May Triathlon
Nice rice! Especially great swim!
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