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Robinsonville, Mississippi
United States
Start 2 Finish, Inc.
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 40m 47s
Overall Rank = 174/872
Age Group = 25-29 Male
Age Group Rank = 22/44
Pre-race routine:

Clif Bar for breakfast, set up transition area.
Event warmup:

Some light stretching. Mostly just waited around with Jenn, and watched the first few waves as they finished their swims.
Swim
  • 24m 12s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 29s / 100 yards
Comments:

Time trial start, but by wave order, which was a little weird. 25-29 year olds started last, so there was a lot of passing people from prior waves. The turns at the first two buoys were particularly crowded.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing.
Transition 1
  • 01m 33s
Comments:

Good transition. Took a few seconds longer than expected to put on my socks. Hopefully this'll be my last T1 with running shoes, so I'll need to practice clipping, etc before my next tri.
What would you do differently?:

I'll be using clipless pedals for my next tri, so that'll be very different...
Bike
  • 1h 20m 47s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.56 mile/hr
Comments:

I wasn't prepared to be riding into the wind for that long... Felt like I was barely moving going into the wind. I couldn't keep the bike in the gears that I usually ride in, so I was in a pretty low gear for the whole first half. Everything turned around at the halfway point, when we actually turned around. The wind was at our backs, I got into a high gear and got a good rhythm going. The damage was already done though, I was way more tired than I should have been from riding that distance, and I knew the run was going to be hard. Fewer people passed me on the second half, but that might have been because they were all already in front of me.
What would you do differently?:

Need to train more/harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s
Comments:

Easier transition since I was already wearing running shoes. Almost forgot to take my helmet off when I started running.
Run
  • 53m 10s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile
Comments:

Wow, this run was brutal. I started running and my lower quads just above the knee started burning! I forced myself to run the whole first mile, during which I felt awfully slow and kinda pathetic... then I had to start run/walking for the rest of the race. It was so hot compared to the bike, and didn't feel like there was any wind or shade. I realized at about mile 3 that all hopes of a sub-50 10K were gone, but I kept running for spurts as long as I felt that I could, hoping for a decent time still.
What would you do differently?:

Bring my own water for the run. Find out if it's possible to stretch my quads post-bike but pre-run without losing too much time? I don't know...
Post race
Warm down:

Water, ice towel, beer. Watched the pros swim and go through T1 (wow).

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat? Or maybe just not being prepared?

Event comments:

Great race! Lots of race options for this weekend, but I'd do this race again!


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Last updated: 2013-04-08 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:24:12 | 1640 yards | 01m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/44
Overall: 66/872
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri Suit bottom
Course:
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 01:33
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:20:47 | 24.85 miles | 18.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 33/44
Overall: 473/872
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: A giant loop. Strong headwinds for the whole first half. Luckily that meant tailwinds on the back half.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:05
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:53:10 | 06.21 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/44
Overall: 232/872
Performance: Below average
Course:
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
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] 4

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