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Guntersville, Alabama
United States
Team Magic
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 27m 41s
Overall Rank = 162/591
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 11/45
Pre-race routine:

Up early for breakfast and short 10 mile drive from hotel to site
Event warmup:

250 yard lap swim in pool
  • 15m 3s
  • 600 yards
  • 02m 31s / 100 yards

Started off great... straight out... perfect corner on both left turns then winds pushed me wide right coming back to shore. The millfoil was so think that I actually stopped twice to get the weeds off my shoulders and neck. I know my Garmin is not really accurate for OWS but it had me twice the distance.
What would you do differently?:

Account for wind better.... train more for speed.
Transition 1
  • 01m 33s

4th fastest T1 in AG
What would you do differently?:

Nothing... 30 seconds faster than last year!
  • 45m 46s
  • 16.2 miles
  • 21.24 mile/hr

Felt great the entire ride but the winds along the backside of the lake thru the finish were tough.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

Good transition
What would you do differently?:

  • 24m 13s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 04s  min/mile

Felt good given I have not been running much lately; negative split the run with 8:10/8:00/7:53
What would you do differently?:

Run more in training
Post race
Warm down:

Swim in pool with my son; shower

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Speed training has been limited this year

Last updated: 2012-01-31 12:00 AM
00:15:03 | 600 yards | 02m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/45
Overall: 0/591
Performance: Below average
Suit: Team MMS Sugoi kit
Course: Straight out from shore, left turn, left turn and back
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:33
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:45:46 | 16.2 miles | 21.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/45
Overall: 0/591
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 151 bpm Max HR: 161 bpm
Wind: Headwind
Course: Fairly flat; circles the lake; strong headwinds along the far side
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:09
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:13 | 03 miles | 08m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/45
Overall: 0/591
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 155 bpm Max HR: 181 bpm
Course: Nice asphalt path through park; out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2012-08-11 2:09 PM

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Prattville, AL
Subject: Mountain Lakes Triathlon

2012-08-11 6:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Mountain Lakes Triathlon

Nice race!

BTW, based on my typical swim pace I have the swim clocked in at 750yds. 

2012-08-13 7:52 AM
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Subject: RE: Mountain Lakes Triathlon

I'm still relatively new to triathlons and this was only my second OWS race.  I know it's not 100% accurate, but my Garmin 910 showed 756 yds.  That seems pretty close given my time.  I thought I swam very straight along the buoys until the last turn to head back to shore.  Sighting into the sun was difficult and I followed other swimmers a while before I realize I was way wide of the return buoys.  I'm sure that had something to do with the extra distance/time.  Weeds in the lake were terrible.  Great bike and run course though.

Very organized race.  Seemed like the transition area was going to be a little small for the number of racers but wasn't too bad.  Team Magic does a great job.

2012-08-15 3:04 PM
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Prattville, AL
Subject: RE: Mountain Lakes Triathlon
Thanks for the comments... I felt like I had a good swim... not spectacular but certainly not 2:30/100y either... was bumming to miss my goal of Top 10 in AG by 1 second... just fuels me to be stronger next year... Wink
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