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McDonough, Georgia
United States
80F / 27C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 09m 48s
Overall Rank = 10/
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5am and drove an hour and a half down to McDonough on the south side of town.
Event warmup:

Swam in the lake for about 200yds..nice water temp and clarity.
Swim
  • 08m 28s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards
Comments:

This was the toughest mass start swim I have ever done. The beach was really narrow and of course the slower swimmers were the first in the water. It was elbows and feet for the first 200 yds.
What would you do differently?:

Be the first in the water, it was just too tight for that many people.
Transition 1
  • 01m
Comments:

Short run over to the T1 area
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 36m
  • 11.8 miles
  • 19.67 mile/hr
Comments:

There was a hill right out of transition and it took me a few minutes to get my legs on the bike. This was a hard course.
What would you do differently?:

I have only ridden my bike twice since Gulf Coast so I should probably go train some before I race again.
Transition 2
  • 00m 45s
Run
  • 23m 58s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 07m 29s  min/mile
Comments:

A couple of short hills, otherwise a pretty good run course.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster!
Post race
Warm down:

Stood around and waited for Karl and Neal to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training. I haven't done much of anything since Gulf Coast.

Event comments:

For a first year race I thought that they did pretty well. Mass start on the swim was way too crowded but not a deal breaker.




Last updated: 2006-05-29 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:28 | 440 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: Trianglular counter clockwise course. Mass start on a beach about 30 yards wide.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:36:00 | 11.8 miles | 19.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind: Little
Course: Moderate rolling to hilly course. A few short steep climbs.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 00:45
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:23:58 | 03.2 miles | 07m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/
Overall: 10/
Performance:
Course: Rolling loop through a subdivision. I was 9th off the bike and caught the guy in front of me. I was then passed by two guys at the 2 mile mark and I couldn't hang with them. Still a good run.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 3

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2006-06-04 4:57 PM

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2006-06-04 9:13 PM
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Great race! It was nice to meet you on the "beach".
2006-06-04 9:15 PM
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great race rocket man
2006-06-04 9:54 PM
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It was great to meet you! We shall have to plan a BT gathering after the Peachtree City tri!

Kelly
2006-06-04 11:12 PM
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Coach
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Congrats on a speedy race! MUst be nice after the gulf coast i bet.
2006-06-05 9:20 AM
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Sounds like a fun, fast race! Great job on the bike, in spite of your two training rides!


2006-06-05 10:12 AM
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Glad to see another successful race ... mass starts scare the bejeebers out of me.  All of the people grabbing you all over and then there is no where for you to swim b/c the slower swimmers have you boxed in.

Good splits, though, which means another good day at the races. 

2006-06-05 9:42 PM
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Great race Rocket Man.

I'm fairly new to BT and have my first tri at Indian Springs in a few weeks. I was a volunteer at Lake Dow and glad the swim was not a deal breaker. They are planning to widen the beach and add more sand for future races along with some other improvements.

I learned a lot watching everyone that I hope to take to my first tri. And now I know what that "funny blue writing" was on some people's calves.

Congrats on 2nd AG.

(were you the guy asking about providing own swim cap when setting up your T?)
2006-06-06 5:51 PM
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You placed again! WHOO HOO!!
2006-06-06 9:41 PM
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Hey, great race! Nice work, boy.
2006-06-09 8:59 AM
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Hell-of-a finish time for such a tough race.  Nice job!


2006-06-09 9:46 AM
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Someday I'll be able to relax on the bike training and still avg that kind of speed on a tough course.

 Someday.....

Nice job.

 

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