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Birmingham, Alabama
United States
Team Magic
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 16m 5s
Overall Rank = 110/467
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 9/31
Pre-race routine:

Up early for the hour+ drive... bagel with almond butter and water for the ride up... but today I had my two oldest daughters with me... AWESOME!
Event warmup:

Swam a couple hundred yards to get the open water anxiety out of the way!
  • 08m 37s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 09s / 100 yards

Probably my best attempt at drafting and navigation was MUCH improved over previous events. I think the swim was longer than 400 yards.
What would you do differently?:

I only swam at about RPE7... could have picked it up a notch in hindsight.
Transition 1
  • 01m 59s

Much better than last year... cut it in half as I actually ran from the water to T1
What would you do differently?:

Practice, Practice, Practice
  • 38m 11s
  • 13 miles
  • 20.43 mile/hr

Threw the chain at the turn around... that is twice now and both times on this particular course... cost me at least a minute! But this was my best bike effort to date.. 254 watts avg!
What would you do differently?:

Climbs appeared a bit slower than when I have done this course on my road bike... need to improve climbing skills on tri bike... been riding the AFB roads which are flat... need more hill training!
Transition 2
  • 02m 7s

Took feet out of shoes too early... rode last bit including a climb with feet on top of shoes. Thought seat was hooked on rack and let go... BOOM... it landed on my shin leaving a nice goose egg... must not have gotten my shoes on right... 3 blisters during short run! T2 was fast but sloppy...
What would you do differently?:

Attention to detail when racking, check out course BEFORE I do it and get my shoes on better!!
  • 25m 13s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

Good run, negative split each mile
What would you do differently?:

Run more! Not doing an early season half marathon has my running behind where I was at this time last year!
Post race
Warm down:

Banana... caught up with some friends that I only see at races!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not much today... pretty solid effort all around! Happy with the result but there is always room to improve!

Event comments:

Team Magic puts on a great event!
9/31 AG
110/467 OA
91/315 Male

Last updated: 2012-01-31 12:00 AM
00:08:37 | 400 yards | 02m 09s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/31
Overall: 0/467
Performance: Good
Suit: Sugoi Team MMS
Course: Time trial... run into water.... straight out, left turn, left turn, straight to beach
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:11 | 13 miles | 20.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/31
Overall: 0/467
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Tough Oak Mountain State Park ride... done it a bunch of times and it never seems to get any easier!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:07
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:25:13 | 03 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/31
Overall: 0/467
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back on HILLY road!
Keeping cool 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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-06-10 7:31 AM

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