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Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
59F / 15C
Total Time = 6h 50m 22s
Overall Rank = 186/327
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 5/9
Pre-race routine:

Woke up about 4:45, got dressed and put on Rev3 Tattoos, had pb&j with a banana. Went down to transition. Got everything setup and back to the hotel room at 6am. Got on wetsuit and went down to swim at 6:30 to start warmup for 6:55 wave start
Event warmup:

Swung arms around, got into water about 3 mins before horn to get my face used to the cold water.
  • 40m 21s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

Thought I would be the slowest so I hung near the back, had to pass a bunch of people at the start. Went to wide and tried to correct by going back at the wrong angle, ended up zig-zagging the whole course.
What would you do differently?:

Better sighting and start mid pack.
Transition 1
  • 07m 41s

Long run (.3 miles) into T1. Bike near entrance. Got suit off, took time to put on long sleeve waterproof bike jacket. Made sure live track on garmin was setup for everyone watching. Ran out.
What would you do differently?:

Move quicker?
  • 3h 25m 38s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.34 mile/hr

Never rode in rain before and was running Corsa Evo CX's, read some reviews that they were not good in rain so I was cautions at first. However I found they stuck like glue no mater how much rain I was heading through. Only had my 2 bottles in cages probably should have exchanged one at least. Dropped chain 4 times, both ways. Need to figure that out, maybe something happened in transport.
What would you do differently?:

Bike more, not wear rain jacket in that temperature, acted like a big parachute. Fix front derailuer.
Transition 2
  • 03m 33s

Skipped changing to my running socks since they would get soaked within moments. Grabbed a visor to keep rain off face.
What would you do differently?:

Feel good with this transition, stopped at aid station right before mat which added a few seconds to T2 time.
  • 2h 33m 10s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 41s  min/mile

Tough run, creek near path was flooded over causing water to pool up to my calves at some points. Felt like an adventure race.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder, too much left in tank when done.
Post race
Warm down:

Got medal, shirt, and dry towel. Found my parents, went to expo and bought a hat. Went back to hotel to shower and dry off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

weather conditions, miscalculated my overall time and thought I missed my goal (7hrs) so I took longer on the run than I should have

Event comments:

Great race, rain put a damper on most of the activities but glad they didn't cancel the race like my last Rev3 one (Cedar Point sprint )

Last updated: 2012-12-10 12:00 AM
00:40:21 | 2112 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/9
Overall: 162/327
Performance: Average
Suit: Full sleeve Blueseventy helix
Course: .3 mile up stream, turn at red buoys, downstream for rest.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 59F / 15C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 07:41
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
03:25:38 | 56 miles | 16.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/9
Overall: 160/327
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out of T1 quick jaunt on highway and out into the Knoxville countryside. Some climbs and tricky descents, rain made these troublesome.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 86
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 03:33
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:33:10 | 13.1 miles | 11m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/9
Overall: 186/327
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back along MUP, couple miles through a local neighborhood.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2013-05-05 5:18 PM

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Pittsburgh, PA
Subject: Rev3 Knoxville - Half Rev

2013-05-06 7:30 AM
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Subject: RE: Rev3 Knoxville - Half Rev
Well done man.  I raced the half as well.  It was a long, cold, wet day. 
2013-05-06 6:57 PM
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Pittsburgh, PA
Subject: RE: Rev3 Knoxville - Half Rev

jkintn - 2013-05-06 8:30 AM Well done man.  I raced the half as well.  It was a long, cold, wet day. 


Thanks, I still met my goal despite the weather and it's a PR time since it was my first.

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