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Sardis, Mississippi
United States
Start 2 Finish Event Management
Total Time = 1h 39m 18s
Overall Rank = 44/284
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 5/13
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at in-laws in Memphis. Woke up 430am, ate bagel with PB and banana. Left around 515, got to racesite around 630, set up transition, picked up chip, got marked.
Event warmup:

Hopped on bike to get shoes on, bike in right gear, and make sure everything felt good. Swam to first buoy and back.
  • 15m 33s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

Was able to get out in the front of the pack early on which allowed me to avoid alot of the crowd. Had a little trouble sighting which lead to a little longer time than I wanted, but overall I was happy with my time.
Transition 1
  • 00m 37s
  • 50m 45s
  • 18 miles
  • 21.28 mile/hr

Fastest avg speed for bike leg of any tri! Still have a LONG way to go but was pretty excited to see my split.
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s
  • 31m 40s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 55s  min/mile

Had this not been a trail run, I would've blamed my horrible run on pushing too hard on the bike. The more I think about it, I think it was just the difficult terrain that slowed me down the most. Either way, I felt like I wasn't moving on the run. Yesterday, I was really disappointed with my run time, but the more I think about it, the more I'm okay with it. It was a TOUGH course. Still need to get better here.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat under the water tent to cool off, which felt amazing. Then lots of fruit and even more pizza. A little disappointed there wasn't any beer, but oh well.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The run course. Pretty happy with the swim and bike.

Event comments:

Overall, enjoyed the race and will probably be back next year. Hope to finish a little better in the AG standings too.

Last updated: 2012-03-21 12:00 AM
00:15:33 | 880 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/284
Performance: Good
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:37
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:50:45 | 18 miles | 21.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/284
Course: Pretty flat with 1 fairly steep climb near the turn-around.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:43
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:31:40 | 04 miles | 07m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/284
Course: WOW. Was not expecting this. Heard several people say in previous race reports that the middle half of the run was on a trail, but this was a lot more than I expected. It was basically a run through the woods up a small mountain. Definitely slowed me down a good bit.
Keeping cool Drinking
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-06-10 1:50 PM

Jackson, Tn
Bronze member
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