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Norfolk, Virginia
United States
Tidewater Striders
75F / 24C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = DNF/
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

up at 5:15, out door by 6:00, got to race at 6:30 and got 2nd from end. Power bar and water.

Advance note: I crashed about mile 11 on this race and DNF.
Event warmup:

Started warm up a little before 7 with 10 min run from start to back down finish stretch, Then about a 15 min bike out and back, noting the pot holes. Then a swim to the first buoy and back which helped me judge wind and currents. Saw Juliet in transition for other tips.
  • 11m 42s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 26s / 100 yards

Lined up on left side to get better angle on the wind current. Actually drafted a bit then left goggle started to leak. doh.. started to worry about losing a contact so I slowed to empty it 4 or 5 times. not sure why it leaked. but over all sighting was good and was pleased with the swim.
What would you do differently?:

better check of goggles.
Transition 1
  • 01m 13s

didn't run as hard as I should have but good clean transition. One of the racers next to me asked how old I was... :) Will post the garmin T1 here just for grins.
What would you do differently?:

run faster, everything else went fine.
  • 32m 23s
  • 11.65 miles
  • 21.49 mile/hr

Bike was pretty unremarkable until the crash. I was pushing hard while trying to avoid potholes etc. 'I disgarded the water bottle at the last turn and remember thinking to pull back some as I was happy with the pace and started to think to the run.

Then I crashed. Not really sure what happened or why… it all went so fast. I was coming back on about mile 11 of the bike leg. All I remember was hearing a girl scream from the opposite lane and then suddenly seeing her or someone’s bike in my lane. There wasn’t any time to react and I think I hit her bike the flew over my handle bars on to the deck. Right about E C St. My guess is she hit a pothole or another cyclist and the crash spilled into my lane right at the worst time as I was approaching from the other way.. I don't remember braking or even trying to steer out of the way. Just scream and picking myself up off the ground. I actually had the thought of, "ok, only 30 secs lost, get back up and keep going!". But I tried to raise my left arm up and couldn't. Then I saw the bump on my collar bone and knew it was broke and I was done for the day. Turns out the clavicle fractured in three spots and I also broke two ribs and my scapula. Had surgery to fix the clavicle.
What would you do differently?:

If I had a nickel for every time I've asked myself this question since the race. I guess it would be look ahead more, be more aware on the oncoming traffic, especially in a sprint race,
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 00m
  • 3.11 miles
  •  min/mile
Post race
Warm down:

Ambulance to hospital and sat in ER 8 hours.

Event comments:

5th year racing here and have always enjoyed it. Hopefully the Navy will get some funds to repave the roads soon. :)

Last updated: 2013-05-20 12:00 AM
00:11:42 | 820 yards | 01m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/
Overall: 39/
Performance: Good
Suit: sleeveless
Course: trangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:13
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:32:23 | 11.65 miles | 21.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
avg 173 max 181
Wind: Some
Course: around the base
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 03.11 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-06-06 10:44 AM

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Virginia Beach
Subject: Breezy Point Triathlon

2013-06-06 12:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Breezy Point Triathlon
Ouch that is a warm down I hope to never do! Sounds like a painful end to your race, hope you mend soon.
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