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Vicksburg, Mississippi
United States
Vicksburg Swim Association
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 54m 40s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

One of the few races that is within easy driving distance the morning of. So, up early with coffee and breakfast.
Event warmup:

Got in the water for a few minutes. I was running late in getting set up in transition, so did not get as much swimming as I wanted and no running.
  • 38m 46s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 22s / 100 yards

I neatly avoided the craziness of the start by staying a bit off to the left and in the back. As I got going, I had no problems navigating around the folks in front of me, and eventually ended up next to another lady, and we swam side-by-side, stroke-for-stroke nearly the entire way. It was pretty cool. I had a weird moment when my brain decided I was approach the buoy from a totally different angle/perspective than I was, and I ended up completely confused, thinking I was way off course. Not sure why that was. It's never happened before. Then, at end, calves were crampy and I had to do breast stroke. While that may have cost me a minute, I ended up swimming 4 minutes faster than last year (and people still said the course was long).
What would you do differently?:

Keep my head on straight. Not cramp so I can maintain freestyle to the end.
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s

Transitions this year have been a bit slow as I deal with adding Garmin stuff (for HR) to my routine (have to turn it on...)
What would you do differently?:

Be more organized and smooth.
  • 1h 19m 40s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.72 mile/hr

Bleah. My biking of late has been off and sluggish. Not sure why as swimming and running are okay. This was significantly slower than I wanted. But heart rate was fine and even a bit too low.
What would you do differently?:

Just go faster.
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

Again, too much fiddling with the Garmin.
  • 52m 36s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 28s  min/mile

Well, at least I've got running. Very happy as this is the fastest 10k in a tri I've ever run.
Post race

Last updated: 2012-06-28 12:00 AM
00:38:46 | 1640 yards | 02m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: One-piece tri suit
Course: Clockwise rectangle. Buoys much better this year.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:03
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:19:40 | 24.85 miles | 18.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Straight out and back, flat as a pancake.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:33
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:52:36 | 06.21 miles | 08m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back, flat as a pancake.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2012-09-27 9:52 AM

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Madison, MS
Subject: Gator Bait Triathlon

2012-09-28 9:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Gator Bait Triathlon
nice run.
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