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Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Start 2 Finish Event Management
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 05m 28s
Overall Rank = 39/
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/
Pre-race routine:

Got up, ate a muffin and drank soem water, used restroom and loaded up my gear and drove to the site. Got my transistion setup and talked with other athletes waiting for the womens race to finish.
Event warmup:

Almost let the time slip away, before I knew it they were saying we had 10 minutes left before they were starting, so I grabbed goggles and jumped in for a quick swim. I really spent to much time talking to everyone and did not get things setup like I should have.
  • 09m 29s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

I really went out faster to the first buoy than I normally would, but I knew it was a short swim. I caught my breath again around the first buoy until the turn back to the dock and swma hard. I was passing alot of people and felt very good coming out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

push it the entire way. They say a race is not won on the swim, but I think I could have gone faster.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

For some reason, I had a diffucult time getting my shoes velcroed up right and then a hard time clipping into the pedals, I also opted to put on socks now rather than in T2
What would you do differently?:

work on transitions
  • 34m 2s
  • 11 miles
  • 19.39 mile/hr

My legs felt tight the minute I started riding my bike, so I had to make sure I was using the gears correctly. I knew the last coupld of miles were hilly and wanted to have something left for them. I started feeling strong about 5 miles into the ride.
What would you do differently?:

not sure
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

not much to say here, felt like I had a good transition even though I had to re-tie my shoes, like I said earlier I did not prepare it area as well as I should have.
What would you do differently?:

setup T2 better
  • 19m 49s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 55s  min/mile

Man, I screwed up the run, I cannot figure out how to have a good trail run on this course. My left calf was twitching while I ran, pretty much the entire way. Pretty much did not feel good until I was about a 1/4 mile fromthe finish line.
What would you do differently?:

more bricks?/?
Post race
Warm down:

cold towel and cold water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

poor transition setup slowed me down and a horrible run

Event comments:

It is still my goal to hit under 1 hour at this race. I thought I could do it this year, but it wasn't meant to be.

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Last updated: 2012-07-16 12:00 AM
00:09:29 | 437 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: out over andback, very short swim
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:34:02 | 11 miles | 19.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: rectangle shape course, rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:49 | 02 miles | 09m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: trail run
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 4

2012-08-13 3:06 PM

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