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Kinetic Half - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 5h 39m 42s
Overall Rank = 200/478
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 28/42
Pre-race routine:

First triathlon, sleep the night before didn't go perfect. Got up at 0500 and at event by 0545. Bagel, banana, gatorade.

Organizers didn't have chips for anyone over bib #400 or something. Weak, but whatever.
Event warmup:

Quick swim.
  • 40m 5s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

Went well, caught the wave in front of me. First open water swim and in na wetsuit. Went really well.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Went very well, grabbed all my Gu and food for the bike with no issue. Mounted and go going with little effort. Duathlons have helped this!
  • 2h 46m 6s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.23 mile/hr

It rained alot. Course was wet which caused me to play it safe. Overall, happy with my effort. i liked the course, police at turns was great and volunteers at aid spots were great!
Transition 2
  • 00m

Came off clean and into my rack. Everything off and shoes on with no issue.
  • 2h 13m 32s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 11s  min/mile

My runs are bad. Need to work on that. I took in cola and heed at every or every other station I could. Ate Gu's every 35 minutes as my nutrition plan was set for. No issues there, just not a great runner.
Post race
Warm down:

Fall down in grass with family. Strech. Pizza.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor runs and injury to my left calf 1 month earlier. Forced me to take time off during my build phase. That hurt me, but I managed.

Event comments:

Entered in the Novice Category and won for first timers! Prize was a wine glass and bottle of local wine.

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Last updated: 2013-01-16 12:00 AM
00:40:05 | 2112 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/42
Overall: 138/478
Performance: Average
It's swim+T1
Suit: Profile Design - Wahoo
Course: Out, across, and back.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
02:46:06 | 56 miles | 20.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 24/42
Overall: 176/478
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Big loop and back into the park.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:13:32 | 13.1 miles | 10m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 34/42
Overall: 299/478
Performance: Below average
Course: lollipop course 3 times. Which meant I knew what was coming each lap, that was rough.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 4

2013-05-12 7:39 PM

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Subject: Kinetic Half

2013-05-13 9:11 AM
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Fairfax, VA
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Way to go!  That's an awesome performance for your first tri.
2013-05-13 11:18 AM
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Science Nerd
Redwood City, California
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Congratulations!  Great job on your first tri!
2013-05-14 2:40 PM
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Subject: RE: Kinetic Half

Hey Brian, congratulations.

It was my first tri as well and I did 5:38:48 (just one small minute faster than you). But I didn't know they had a novice category. Doesn't matter.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!!!

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