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Fairhope, Alabama
United States
Mobile Bay Watch
Total Time = 1h 09m 48s
Overall Rank = 104/380?
Age Group = Fat Boy
Age Group Rank = 7/25
Pre-race routine:

Wake up 4:15. Drink instant breakfast. take shower to wake up. Then eat banana and glass of gatorade. Drink another gatorade on the ride over
Event warmup:

Swim of approx 250 yards
  • 08m 40s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 26s / 100 yards

Tide was WAY out. Bad swimmers were walking the whole course. Pissed me off because I finally had a good swim. Everyone got jumbled up and there was alot of fighting for position
What would you do differently?:

Hope the field gets spread out more with everyone swimming
Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

1st time I have been clocked in T1. Everything went great until I could not get the helmet unbuckled!! Had to stop to do that. Felt fast and I did not dry off or put socks on.
What would you do differently?:

Have helmet unbuckled pre race
  • 30m 54s
  • 10.5 miles
  • 20.39 mile/hr

Great bike! I flew through the hills and pushed it on the way back in. I am so excited I averaged over 20mph. My bike coomputer went out for the first part of the race, so I did not know my time until after. I passed 33 people, and 2 passed me
What would you do differently?:

Keep working and try to sub 30 next year
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

Should have gotten out of the clips faster. Almost fell. Got to get a race belt so I don't have to mess with a shirt
What would you do differently?:

Get race belt
  • 26m 53s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 40s  min/mile

Tough going up that hill right after you biked. I walked though the water stations so I could drink some. Got passed by clydesdale last 1/2 mile. URGH
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to drink while running
Post race
Warm down:

Gatorade and a nap

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Got to get better on the run

Event comments:

Course setup was a mess. I thought last years was much better

Last updated: 2006-03-19 12:00 AM
00:08:40 | 600 yards | 01m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/25
Overall: 0/380?
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:30:54 | 10.5 miles | 20.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/25
Overall: 0/380?
Wind: Little
Course: Same as last year
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:53 | 03.1 miles | 08m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/25
Overall: 0/380?
Performance: Average
Course: Up hill and to left. Course has rolling hills for 1st 2 miles. Then around duck pond and finish. TOUGH
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2006-06-07 9:34 AM

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Mobile, Alabama
Subject: The Grandman Triathlon

2006-06-07 2:05 PM
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Tuscaloosa, AL
Subject: RE: The Grandman Triathlon
Great race, I thought...and I totally agree about the swim (everyone was walking/running it) and the hill at the beginning of the run. Always a challenge. But great job!
2006-06-08 12:30 PM
in reply to: #445926

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Gulf Shores, AL
Subject: RE: The Grandman Triathlon
Good job! You ran me down and nipped me by 10 seconds! I agree on the swim. It was like that 2 years ago and I decided that if people started walking past me I would join in the game too. That being said, wish they would have had a legitimate swim. Stopping the bike at the bottom of that hill was really dangerous. When are you racing again?
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