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Columbia, South Carolina
United States
Questor Multisport, LLC.
Total Time = 1h 08m 28s
Overall Rank = 9/198
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/44
Pre-race routine:

I stayed up too late last night. Oh well. Up at 5:30, toast with PB&J, coffee, and water. Drove to the race.
Event warmup:

Bike about 15 minutes, run about a mile, swim about 200m, in that order.
  • 10m 7s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

Time out of the water was 9:30. Guys who hold 1:15/100m in the pool were going around 8:00, so I think that this swim does pretty much represent my current ability. No shame in this one. Sighting, etc., went well. I even caught a draft for the first 150m, but then lost it. And I was NOT the last open athlete out of the water. Close, but not last.

On the other hand, the guy who beat me for first in masters open swam 7:48 (3rd best in the race). He beat me overall by 1:00. Hmmm.
What would you do differently?:

Just keep training.
Transition 1
  • 00m 40s

A bit too much fumbling but still 5th best T1.
  • 36m 23s
  • 14 miles
  • 23.09 mile/hr

Not bad. I even passed a few open guys. I lost concentration a few times, but maybe those were needed breaks?
Transition 2
  • 00m 33s

Better. 3rd fastest in the race.
  • 20m 47s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 41s  min/mile

I felt bad right away. I knew I would and was expecting it, so no biggie. After the turnaround I could see that nobody was close behind, and I wasn't catching the guy in front of me, so cruised it home. I ran the first part hard b/c I thought Mike Frassica was inches behind me, but that turned out not to be the case.

I probably should start paying more attention to the fact that a few AG athletes (i.e., later waves) in these races beat me each time, though I don't actually know about it until the results are posted -- might provide some motivation to go harder in the run even when I'm by myself.
What would you do differently?:

Run more. I think (knock on wood) I'm healthy enough to start doing exactly that.
Post race
Warm down:

Short ride.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I really like this race. I was overall faster than last year (slower on the run, again, no surprise).

Last updated: 2012-03-25 12:00 AM
00:10:07 | 547 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 41/198
Course: Counter-clockwise loop
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:40
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:36:23 | 14 miles | 23.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 5/198
Course: Lots of turns. Some rollers. Probably not accurate, but I was biking without a computer, so I don't know.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:33
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:20:47 | 03.11 miles | 06m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/44
Overall: 13/198
Course: Rolling and windy with three significant hills. A slow course.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2012-06-23 5:02 PM

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Columbia, South Carolina
Subject: Tri the Midlands Triathlon

2012-06-23 9:26 PM
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South Alabama
Subject: RE: Tri the Midlands Triathlon

Good job Michael-nice result since you trained through this one.  Keep working toward IMWI!  2 weeks to Chattanooga.


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