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Appling, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 12m 29s
Overall Rank = 26/251
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/19
Pre-race routine:

Arrived early, got setup with plenty of time to spare. Walked around calmly, tried to relax, stretched a little. Drank 16 oz water and ate a gel 20 minutes before start.
  • 14m 27s
  • 656 yards
  • 02m 12s / 100 yards

This "swim" time includes a 100 yards up hill jog to T1, but I was a minute and a half behind the top guys in my age group, so I was a little disappointed.
What would you do differently?:

It's time for swim lessons. I started 2 back from the front and was in the scrum for the first 100 yds - next time, toe the line, start on the front. I noticed the sound of the water splashing around my ears, and was distracted from getting into a steady swim rhythm. Perhaps ear plugs would help.
Transition 1
  • 00m 20s

Nailed it. One of the top 3 fastest of the day.
  • 34m 31s
  • 11.8 miles
  • 20.51 mile/hr

I felt like I was putting out a solid effort at the time. But looking at my heart rate data, I know I can go harder. Drank most of a bottle of Gatorade and ate a gel.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know. Pedal harder. Need to be more focused mentally to maintain strong steady effort physically.
Transition 2
  • 00m 34s

Fumbled putting on shoes. The 11.8 mile bike was so short, my feet were still wet from the swim. Still, a top 10 T2 split.
What would you do differently?:

Need shoes with a pull tab on the tongue.
  • 22m 36s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 17s  min/mile

I'm pleased with my time, considering the course. 2nd fastest run in age group, and faster than the two guys who finished ahead of me, but I didn't catch them.
What would you do differently?:

I got a heel blister. It didn't hamper my race, just pain afterward. Need more lube in running shoes next time.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim. Bike.

Event comments:

Tri The Parks once again put on a great race. Mistletoe is scenic and quiet. A great family outing destination. It's "in the middle of no where". I recommend you bring a picnic lunch and stay and relax by the lake a few hours.

Last updated: 2012-07-21 12:00 AM
00:14:27 | 656 yards | 02m 12s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/19
Overall: 0/251
Performance: Below average
Course: Lake swim from one cove, around a wide "U" to finish in another cove.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:20
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:34:31 | 11.8 miles | 20.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/19
Overall: 0/251
Performance: Average
165 hr, 0.84 IF
Wind: Some
Course: "Y" shape, out and back with two turnarounds. Slightly rolling, small hills.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:36 | 03.1 miles | 07m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/19
Overall: 0/251
Performance: Good
172 hr, 0.89 IF
Course: Tough run. Includes ups and downs. Trails and pavement. Scenic, shaded, but tough.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-07-23 12:43 AM

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