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Acworth, Georgia
United States
PT Solutions Sports
70+F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 30m 8s
Overall Rank = 62/430
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 7/38
Pre-race routine:

Pre-hydrated enroute to race. Nice Race Trac station at I-75 exit for coffee and restroom stop. Ate a gel 10 minutes before the start.
Event warmup:

Ran in place on the beach and light stretching.
  • 09m 17s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

Steady swim. Chasing bubbles, I was drafting 30% - 40% of the time. I was getting hot by the end, so I was working.
Transition 1
  • 00m 39s

Good, quick T1. I was having a toenail problem, so I opted to wear socks, which took a few seconds to don.
What would you do differently?:

Pre-ride the first half mile of the course. I should have ridden on my shoes about 1/4 mile, until after cresting the hill, and it would have been easier to put on my shoes while coasting.
  • 56m 5s
  • 18 miles
  • 19.26 mile/hr

Hilly course. Several fun long downhills. Coming off a heavy training week, I was uncertain how hard to push during this race, so I coasted downhills to rest. Pedaling downhills could have added 1 mph. Good roads.
What would you do differently?:

Road drop bars instead of aerobars. Aerobars would have added 1.5 mph.
Transition 2
  • 00m 37s

No problems.
What would you do differently?:

They were handing out gels at an aid station immediately outside of T2. I should have grabbed one. I didn't NEED it, but if I'd have grabbed it, I would have had a choice to use it or not.
  • 23m 32s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 34s  min/mile

Michael Clancy, in my age group, caught me with 1/2 mile to go. I pushed and stayed just behind him. We ran at his pace, 7:00, rather than mine. When we turned the corner on Main St, I sprinted the whole last 0.1 and finished ahead of him. I had faster swim, T1, and T2 splits. He had faster bike and run splits. Nothing personal Michael, just business. Turns out I was battling for 7th. So what. But during the race I didn't know that. I did know if I came in 4th by 10 seconds I would be sad. So I'm glad I gave it 100%.
What would you do differently?:

Glad I wore socks, feet were comfortable.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked, jogged, 1 mile back from finish to T2 and car. No body told me to go inside PTS sports to get my t-shirt. After we came back with the car we figured it out, but we missed being in the prize drawing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This race was the end of a hard week of training, so I did not have fresh legs. It was hard work to go as fast as I did.

Event comments:

GA Multisports and Jim Rainey put on good races. This was a small town race, yet had 430 finishers. The finish was downtown, on Main St and a very festive atmosphere. Plenty of good food and water/Gatorade/Pepsi/Muscle Milk. Nice technical T-shirt. I recommend this race.

Last updated: 2012-06-25 12:00 AM
00:09:17 | 547 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/38
Overall: 0/430
Performance: Good
Suit: no wetsuits
Course: Clockwise, 2 right turns.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:39
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:56:05 | 18 miles | 19.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/38
Overall: 0/430
Performance: Good
HR avg 154, 0.83 IF
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:32 | 03.11 miles | 07m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/38
Overall: 0/430
Performance: Good
HR avg 159, 0.89 IF mile 1 - mostly uphill, 153 HR, 8:19 mile 2 - up and down, 155 HR, 7:42 mile 3 - up and down, 168 HR, 6:58 last 0.1 - full sprint, 177 HR, 0:58
Course: Hilly course. Some shade.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2012-07-05 8:46 AM

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