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McMinnville, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 17m 16s
Overall Rank = 70/250
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 7/15
Pre-race routine:

I live in Crossville, TN which is about 60 miles from Mcminnville. I woke up about an hour early (3:30am) and felt good so I stayed awake. I ate 2 bagels with honey and 1 bottle of water. I had my vehicle packed so I left home about 4am. I arrived in Mcminnville at 5am which gave me time to drive the bike course and the run course. I got my race pack and racked my bike. I took a Hammer gel at 7am.
Event warmup:

I jogged about .25 mile and swam 200 meters.
  • 06m 8s
  • 350 meters
  • 01m 43s / 100 meters

I worked hard on my swim in the off season. Last years time was 7:43 but it was just my second triathlon ever. I've only been swimming for 2 years so it felt really good to have a swim that clicked. I passed my goal for this race.
What would you do differently?:

I started 79th in the pool among some slower swimmers. I passed quite a few and didn't get passed so I need to start in the quicker group.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

Last years time was 2:16 so I have improved. I wear a Breath Rite strip so it takes a couple of seconds to put it on my nose. I still wear socks but no problem putting them on. I did pass 2 people while running from the pool.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more at home. It seams like I have to think to much.
  • 44m 27s
  • 15.25 miles
  • 20.58 mile/hr

I need to drink more on the bike but it kills my running. I was faster than last years 45:50. I got passed by about 5 or 6 riders and they all had carbon tri bikes. My aluminum Cannondale with no aero bars is no match.
What would you do differently?:

I have ridden more this year than last but still need to ride more faster rides. The group I ride with will average 15-18 mph. I did reach my goal for this race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

I was racked right next to a light pole so it was easy to find my spot. Last year was 1:17 so a little improvement.
What would you do differently?:

I need some speed laces. I need to practice leaving my bike shoes on the pedals.
  • 24m 7s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

I had bad calf cramps for the first .5 mile then they went away. It had gotten really hot and humid by this time. I had a young lady pass me and I ran her pace until we got to the 2 mile water break. I started feeling refreshed so I took off. At the end she was gaining on me and people were yelling "you can catch him." NO WAY. Dead sprint to the end. Just missed my goal fo 24:00 flat but I'll take it. Last years was 26:12.
What would you do differently?:

This is the 4th tri of the year and the first time I cramped. More bricks for me.
Post race
Warm down:

3 bottle of water, 1 banana, 2 pb sandwiches, 15 cookies. Put all my gear back in the truck.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I had some issues with my hips and knees since I ran a 1/2 mary in March. I've not been running as much as I need to but overall I was very happy with the way I ran this race.

Event comments:

Team Magic rocks!!!!

Last updated: 2006-06-27 12:00 AM
00:06:08 | 350 meters | 01m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/250
Performance: Good
Course: 6 lenghts of a 50m pool with the last 50m going through a shallow wading pool.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 01:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:44:27 | 15.25 miles | 20.58 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/250
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back on major road.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:07 | 03.1 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/250
Performance: Good
Course: Residential with rolling hills with 2 steep areas.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5

2006-06-27 1:07 PM

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