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Memphis in May Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Start 2 Finish, Inc.
Total Time = 2h 14m 46s
Overall Rank = 50/917
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 7/40
Pre-race routine:

After having raced a sprint the day before, I felt pretty fatigued. Focusing was going to be the key for me today. Did the same stuff as the day before, breakfast casserole and coffee before hydrating, as that seemed to work on Saturday.
Event warmup:

I didn't ride my bike this time. I just jogged for a bit and swam.
  • 26m 19s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

I had a good swim where I beat my PR from last year by 3 minutes even without a wetsuit. I'll take it!
What would you do differently?:

Swim more to keep improving.
Transition 1
  • 00m 48s

3rd fastest T1. Good stuff!
  • 1h 01m 50s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 24.11 mile/hr

I was surprised at how strong I was able to ride after racing the day before. I've been putting a lot of work in getting a strong base though, so I guess it's finally paying off.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

I feel like I move through this pretty quickly, but somehow my rivals are getting out quicker. Need to work on this I suppose.
  • 44m 46s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile

I felt strong, but aimed for a negative split, so that I wouldn't give out towards the end.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little earlier, perhaps.
Post race
Warm down:

Jogged some again. I was pretty exhausted by this point.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think I did the best I could for racing two days in a row.

Event comments:

I love this race, and I'll definitely be back next year!

Last updated: 2012-05-22 12:00 AM
00:26:19 | 1640 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/40
Overall: 0/917
Performance: Good
Course: Kind of a boot shaped type course, which made navigating a bit interesting at points.
Start type: Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:01:50 | 24.85 miles | 24.11 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/40
Overall: 0/917
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Similar course as the sprint. A flat circuit that had a very light mix of headwind and crosswind.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 105
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:46 | 06.21 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/40
Overall: 0/917
Performance: Good
Course: Flat course that uses all of the course from the sprint with an extra out and back added.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-05-22 10:49 AM

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Subject: Memphis in May Triathlon

2012-06-04 8:21 AM
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Subject: RE: Memphis in May Triathlon
Nice work Matt. Your bike is getting out of control.
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