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McMinnville, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 16m 35s
Overall Rank = 62/247
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 12/21
Pre-race routine:

Stayed all night with Chris (Cbost), we went out the night before to this really good greek resturant nd had some great food. Went to bed by 10:30. Woke up at 4am got ready and drobve the hour to the race site, we still had not picked up our packets; so we had to do that first thing. Picked up race stuff then went to transition and got everything all set up.
Event warmup:

Ran a mile for a warm up, went to the bathroom a few times. Swam 100M in the pool and I was ready.
  • 07m 20s
  • 4 meters
  • 3h 29m 31s / 100 meters

I really hate the swim part of tri's because I think I suck at them. We were all standing around and heard thunder and Team Magic aounced that it was going to be a 15 minute delay. I thought YEA this is going to turn into a duathlon (although I hate the duathlon premise). Well it didnt....
I was 29th on my bib number. Entered the water, swam good the first 100, and then settled into my stroke... I did get passed 5 times maybe on the swim and did pass 1 person I know. Got out of the water running and ran to T1. Time to beat from last year 7:42 beat it....
What would you do differently?:

Just get faster I guess... I was happy with the swim, I am just slow.....
Transition 1
  • 40m 87s

UHHHH not going to complain about 40 seconds!!!! Yes! I was first in my AG for T1... That is my first in anything in my AG...

Time to beat from last year 2:13 damn was I that slow before????
What would you do differently?:

  • 42m 25s
  • 15.25 miles
  • 21.57 mile/hr

See comments above...
What would you do differently?:

ride harder, ride lots... I am getting there.... All the hard work is paying off.
Transition 2
  • 58m 92s

I thought this would have been my faster T time but it wasnt. Somebody racked their bike in my space and I had a little trouble getting my shoes on. Not going to complain... it was still a good T2
Time to beat 1:38
What would you do differently?:

Be a little faster, would have been happy with a 53... a few little hiccups nothing big.
  • 25m 9s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 07s  min/mile

Run went well, was suprised because I thought I went out slow... When I hit my 1 mile lap button and looked down to see I was just now at 1 hour on the race I got stoked...
Tried to start reeling in the guy in front of me.
During mile 2 I decided to keep my pace because I didnt know what was ahead in mile 3 because we had not drove the course. I did get past by the 1st and 2nd place women here, they were running side by side and I yelled for them to go... Mile 2 was a little hilly.
Mile 3 was great, hit the water station, thru water on my head and beared down for the finish. Me and some guy sprinted it out in my age group and I beat him at the line.
Time to beat 27:49
What would you do differently?:

Maybe be faster but I am getting there... I cant complain, run was great... I WILL get faster I know...
Post race
Warm down:

none, stood around and waited on Chris, Renee, LeAnn and a few others to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing other than just getting better at this sport

Event comments:

Go team Magic, they rock!

Last updated: 2006-06-07 12:00 AM
00:07:20 | 04 meters | 3h 29m 31s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/21
Overall: 0/247
Course: was a 50m pool after the for 350m you had a wade out from zero entry in the kiddie area.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 40:87
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:42:25 | 15.25 miles | 21.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/21
Overall: 0/247
Wind: Some
Course: Course had some rolling hills and one or two really nice hills. We got to ride on the bypass parkway which was really cool. My whole plan on thi ride was to go out hard and not look back. I have never had that experience where I had nothng left for the run and my plan was to use this race to experiment a little. I really dont remember much about the ride except I kept my head looking foward and I beared down and rode hard. I passed a lot of those fast swimmers I wished I was... Suckers. and I only got passed 3 times on the bike. Me and this one guy went back and forth a lot. Drank Heed/water mix. .75% of a bottle so I drank enough. Only had to get out of big chain ring one time. Over all I am super happy with my ride! I feel like I can go harder though... Time to beat 55:12
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 58:92
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:25:09 | 03.1 miles | 08m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/21
Overall: 0/247
Performance: Good
1 mile 8:09 2 mile 8:28 3 mile 7:50
Course: winding course thru the city streets, some nice challenging hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-06-25 10:01 AM

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2006-06-25 12:42 PM
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Pensacola, Fl
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8:07s to finish...nicely done.

Nice race...see you in Chattanooga in a few weeks!

2006-06-25 2:26 PM
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Pulaski TN
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Chris you smoked that course!! Great job and we will do it again in a couple weeks!!
2006-06-25 4:51 PM
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Congrats, Pumpkin.  Sounds like the race you were meant to have. AWESOME job on the bike. You'll get there on the swim - you've got the will, you just need the laps and to get the 'feel' right.
2006-06-25 4:57 PM
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Chris, you really flied.  Has was the run after pushing so had on the bike?  Your times seemed good.
2006-06-25 5:19 PM
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Williamston, Michigan
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Great Job Chris!!! Congratulations

2006-06-26 11:48 AM
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Cary, NC
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Great race! Damn you rocked the transitions!
2006-06-26 12:35 PM
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The Original
Subject: RE: McMinnville City Triathlon
Holy smokes Chris- awesome, awesome run!  You are getting sooo fast!  If they gave out awards for fastest transitions, you would have picked up some hardware!  Nice work!
2006-06-26 2:30 PM
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SUCH a great race and what a positive attitude you have in your rr!  Love it.  Congrats.


2006-06-26 9:02 PM
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2006-06-27 5:32 AM
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The Road Back
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Subject: RE: McMinnville City Triathlon
Wow! Great race, fast bike, solid run, smokin' transitions. Sounds like you crushed last year's times, great improvements so far. With that great attitude, you WILL get faster!

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