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Lake Dow Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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McDonough, Georgia
United States
Total Time = 1h 28m 53s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

Swam about 100 yards.
  • 09m 30s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

This was a mass start with maybe 110 participants, through a narrow opening/beach. I started to the right and kept right, keeping the bouys and the pack to my left. I swam at an easy, what I thought was maybe a 1:40-1:45 pace. No problems at all. I was stunned to hear "9:30" as I left the water. I may have added 20-30 yards by keeping clear of the pack, but in my opinion this course was significantly longer than 440 yards. Not that it matters, we all raced the same course, but it wounds my pride to see a 2 min+ pace on my log. Actually, I can't swim that slow and stay afloat, so I know I was faster than that.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I thought I had a decent race.
Transition 1
  • 02m

There were no timing chips or official transition area markings, all times are from my watch. This time includes the run to the transition area and out to the road.
What would you do differently?:

Move quicker.
  • 38m 27s
  • 11.7 miles
  • 18.26 mile/hr

I need to be mentally tougher. I caught myself holding back to save something for the run, when my pre-race plan was to go all out since I was going to limp through the run anyway.
What would you do differently?:

Ride skinnier. I am getting pretty good on the bike and blow by a lot of people on the flats, but I still struggle to haul my 249 pound behind uphill.
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

I strolled through T2. My legs were shot and I took my time to recover.
  • 37m 11s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 11m 37s  min/mile

The course started uphill and the best I could manage was a walk for most of the first mile. As it leveled off I picked up speed and developed a sort of hop-drag technique to get the injured left leg into the race.
What would you do differently?:

Hopefully, with softball season over (my big mistake), I can start to heal and get ready for my late season races.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ongoing injuries and excess weight.

Event comments:

This was the inaugural running of this race and it lacked some of the bells and whistles the more established races have. It was a nice race, but I think it will be a better race next year.

Thanks to the BT tattoos, we again met some fellow BTer's. It was nice to meet all of you. Abear2 was wearing her tattoo and a lady passed me on the run and warned me that my "better half" was not far behind (and gaining I figured, at the pace I was going), which motivatd me to keep pushing. :)

Congratulations to Abear2 for second place in her AG!

Last updated: 2006-05-29 12:00 AM
00:09:30 | 440 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Triangular course in a lake.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:38:27 | 11.7 miles | 18.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Course: This was a tough, hilly course. All uphill as far as I could tell. I thought this was tougher than the Ft. Winder course. I thought of getting off and walking once, and it wasn't just me because I got the idea from the guy in front of me who did get off and walk. (He acted like he had something in his shoe)
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:30
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:37:11 | 03.2 miles | 11m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Hilly.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Too hard
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2006-06-04 12:22 PM

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Subject: Lake Dow Sprint Triathlon

2006-06-04 1:48 PM
in reply to: #442492

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Peachtree City, GA
Subject: RE: Lake Dow Sprint Triathlon
Great job today! Thanks for taking care of the babies. I know it is hard to race when you are hurt. I look forward to seeing what you can do when you aren't!

2006-06-04 9:19 PM
in reply to: #442522

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Subject: RE: Lake Dow Sprint Triathlon
Abear2 - 2006-06-04 2:48 PM

I look forward to seeing what you can do when you aren't!

I'm beginning to wonder if that day will ever come. I'm still working on my swim/bike/___?___ plan. Swim/bike/mud wrestle is the best I've come up with so far.

Sorry about the goggles on your baby, I hope it didn't throw you off your game.
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