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Capital of Dreams Triathlon - Intermediate Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Montgomery, Alabama
United States
Team Magic
68F / 20C
Total Time = 2h 14m 17s
Overall Rank = 12/
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 4/
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5 to get ready for the 8:30 race. Didn't do anything fancy here. I just had two cups of coffee and some oatmeal.
Event warmup:

Because of the current of the Alabama River, where the swim was held, the swim was modified to a point to point race, with a riverboat taking us 1500m upstream. Because of that, my warmup was kept to a minimum, since we were going to be sitting on the boat for a while before the race started.
  • 22m 24s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 22s / 100 yards

I think the current gave about 2 mins of free speed to my 1500. I was still passing people left and right, so I felt like I was having a solid swim. I've been working on my swim a lot this offseason, so I'm pretty happy with how it's progressed.
What would you do differently?:

Keep improving. I'm still giving up time to the fast guys. If I want to fight for the podium, then I have to close in at every discipline.
Transition 1
  • 02m 41s

We had to do a run up a set of stairs, up a ramp, up yet another set of stairs before we got to T1 to do the normal stuff. This made for a lengthy transition.
What would you do differently?:

I jogged pretty decently getting to the bike, but I need more sense of urgency getting to the rack. I gave first in my age group probably 20 free seconds with my T1 alone.
  • 1h 05m 10s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.88 mile/hr

The bike had some shifty wind out there, but it was manageable overall. I think I left some speed on the table here, but it was my first race of the season, and I wanted to make sure I had a run in me.
What would you do differently?:

More threshold work outdoors. I've been killing it on the trainer, but I need more riding with hills and different road surfaces to get ready for racing in reality.
Transition 2
  • 01m 19s

Slowest T2 in my Age group. Fastest being 51 seconds. I suck.
What would you do differently?:

I need to do some practicing it seems.
  • 42m 47s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 06m 53s  min/mile

Took about 2.5 miles to get my legs under me. I definitely need to focus on my run some before Memphis in May.
What would you do differently?:

I need to do some fast brick runs off the bike. There's no reason why I shouldn't be closer to my open 10K time.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm still in a training mode. This race was a test to see where I am heading into Memphis in May. I think I'm in a good position, but I'm not where I want to be yet. I have two weeks of solid training to prepare for it.

Event comments:

The race was really cool with the Escape From Alcatraz style entrance, and the rest of the race was organized very well. I'm glad I picked this race for my opener.

Last updated: 2013-04-23 12:00 AM
00:22:24 | 1640 yards | 01m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Sleeve
Course: Downstream swim not unlike the Augusta swim.
Start type: Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:41
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
01:05:10 | 24.85 miles | 22.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: Two loop out and back course with one solid hill being an overpass in each loop.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 92
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:19
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:42:47 | 06.21 miles | 06m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Two loops of a course with some grades strewn throughout it. The course was actually a little short, which I didn't mind for the course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-04-29 11:21 AM

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