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Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
United States
Team Rocket Tri Club
90F / 32C
Total Time = 2h 50m 30s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Military
Age Group Rank = 11/22
Pre-race routine:

Up early to shower and shave... peanut butter and jelly bagel with coffee for breakfast.
Event warmup:

Quick swim to get a feel for the water after setting up transition.
  • 27m 15s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

Best swim ever... not sure why... for some reason I just felt very comfortable... totally relaxed... nice and long in the water... bilateral breathing... completely at ease... first time I have ever exited the water and thought to myself... well that was easy!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 14s

SUPER T1... and I put on socks!
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 16m 45s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.43 mile/hr

Not nearly as fast I wanted to average but the hot conditions and winds were tough. My goal was to average 20+... fell just a bit short of that... was right at 21 at the turn around so I lost the speed coming in.
What would you do differently?:

I drank both bottles on my bike... could have used a third as it turned out!
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s

4th fasted T2 in group... very deliberate pace throughout.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe have a bottle of water if needed.
  • 1h 03m 50s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 17s  min/mile

My worst 10K to date... have decided it was a hydration issue which caused HR to spike exceptionally high... decided to employ a walk-run strategy in an attempt to moderate the high HR. Not a fun run and a situation I hope to never do again!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Water, Cold wet towel on head, Fluid Recovery drink

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat and hydration

Event comments:

Great swag bag... nice Pearl Izumi tech shirt, Yankz with Rocketman logo on buckle, custom water bottle and finisher SweatVac hat. Very well run and an event I will definitely do again next year!

Last updated: 2012-04-30 12:00 AM
00:27:15 | 1640 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 14/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca 226
Course: Jump in off dock, swim 550m then right turn, swim 100m then right turn then 850m swim to boat ramp exit
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:14
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:16:45 | 24.85 miles | 19.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: All around the base... headwind coming home... nice ride with lots of turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:27
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:03:50 | 06.21 miles | 10m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: Started out on nice trail through the woods then out onto a dirt/rock with occasional asphalt kind of road around the ammo aresenal.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-08-27 12:17 PM

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Prattville, AL
Subject: Rocketman Triathlon

2012-08-27 12:29 PM
in reply to: #4382274

Subject: RE: Rocketman Triathlon
Oriondriver i echo your comments on the race.  I think everything was perfect and the course was very  challenging.  I was in the military division also and finished a little behind you.  All that swag was awesome and price couldn't be beat.  One question though, did you think the swim was short?  I was faster than I thought I would be on the swim so thats my thinking.
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