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Ridgeland, Mississippi
United States
City of Ridgeland
Total Time = 2h 13m 33s
Overall Rank = 50/312
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 6/16
Pre-race routine:

Woke up 430am, PB and honey on toast and a banana. Drove to racesite, set up transition, got race chip and body marking.
Event warmup:

Rode bike for ~1mi, got shoes right and bike in right gear
  • 14m 53s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Felt really good during swim. Had a little trouble sighting bc had no idea where the route was. Also, looking directly into sun after rounding first buoy. Otherwise, pretty happy with swim.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m 46s
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 09m 52s
  • 24.5 miles
  • 21.04 mile/hr

Felt REALLY good on bike. This was first race that I felt really good coming off the bike. Normally I hate the bike and can't wait to get off. Today, I was actually upset when the bike was over. Also, set a new PR for avg speed. Probably could have actually pushed a little harder after the turnaround.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, try to keep a little faster pace.
Transition 2
  • 01m 7s

Wasn't familiar with race course, so took feet out of shoes a little too early. Didn't slow me down too much thankfully.
What would you do differently?:

leave feet in shoes longer
  • 46m 57s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 34s  min/mile

Bad side cramps started before mile 1 and continued until finish line. Kept a good pace for first 5k, cramps really started to bother me during the second half and lost a little off my pace.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out why I keep cramping.
Post race
Warm down:

Couple waters, gatorade, then beer and spaghetti.

Event comments:

By far the most fun and well-organized race I've done. Will definitely be doing this race again next year!

Last updated: 2012-02-22 12:00 AM
00:14:53 | 880 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/16
Overall: 0/312
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: Triangular out-and-back
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:46
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:09:52 | 24.5 miles | 21.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/16
Overall: 0/312
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back down Natchez Trace. Pretty flat with a few rollings hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:07
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:57 | 06.21 miles | 07m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/16
Overall: 0/312
Performance: Average
Course: Out-and-back down multi-purpose trail
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2012-06-04 8:59 PM

Jackson, Tn
Bronze member
Subject: Heatwave Classic Triathlon
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