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Chatanooga, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic, Inc.
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 788/973
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 10/12
Pre-race routine:

Coffee and naked smoothie on the way. Banana at swim start.
  • 34m 44s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

Very happy with the swim. Faster than expected due to the current. I am a very weak swimmer and the last tri I did (sprint) was a disaster in the water. I did not panic this time and felt very comfortable. Felt well trained for the distance.
What would you do differently?:

Get a swim coach. I have seen significant gains in the past 6 months, but am still very slow.
Transition 1
  • 03m 39s

I realized at the swim start that I forgot to put out my quick release watch to move the watch from the bike to my wrist for the run. During T1 I wasted a minute or so ruffling through my bag looking for it. I thought I knew where it was. Could not find it. Turned out I left it at home.
What would you do differently?:

Just accept it and move on. Don't waste time.
  • 1h 39m 13s
  • 26.1 miles
  • 15.78 mile/hr

The hills were not as bad as I expected. I am lucky enough to live around hills and the training paid off. Five minutes faster than expected. Strong headwind on the way back.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure if I drank enough water/nutrition. I did something wrong here as can be seen in the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 48s

Went well. Someone messed up my transition area pretty bad, which was frustrating.
  • 1h 07m 18s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 50s  min/mile

Cramped from the beginning. Not sure if it was a nutrition issue. Did everything the same as training. Maybe didn't get enough nutrition/water on the bike, and it was very hot. I ended up walking every transition area and the hill.
What would you do differently?:

Train harder. Suck it up and don't walk.
Post race
Warm down:

Drink water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat.

Event comments:

Overall I am happy with my results. My first Oly. Even though my run sucked, I made up for it in the swim and bike and still hit my goal. Next time will be better. Team Magic is a great race organizer.

Last updated: 2012-01-03 12:00 AM
00:34:44 | 1640 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/12
Overall: 0/973
Performance: Good
Course: Point to point downstream.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 03:39
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:39:13 | 26.1 miles | 15.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/12
Overall: 0/973
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Out and back on the highway with rolling hills.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:48
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:07:18 | 06.21 miles | 10m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/12
Overall: 0/973
Performance: Bad
Course: Out and back along the river. Up the stairs close to the beginning and back down close to the end.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2012-07-10 8:59 PM

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