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Chatanooga, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
94F / 34C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 39m 27s
Overall Rank = 369/871
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 70/116
Pre-race routine:

Met some of the BT group at Big River grill the night before for a few laughs and some good eats. Went home went to bed about 1030. Got up a bunch to pee during the night, ended up getting up at 430. Had some oatmeal and got ready to got to the race site.
Event warmup:

no warmup, Set up Transition area and then we road a bus to the swim site (since we swam down river), did some swim specific stretching and hung out with Lane, RRizzo, Cbost, and Andy (from my tri club).
Swim
  • 26m 7s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards
Comments:

Felt good during swim, tried to focus on high elbows during pull and keeping my hands pointed toward the bottom of the river. Also tried 4 beat kick, trying to get heels to touch surface. I tried to stay as close to the middle of the river as I could because that was where the fastest current was. Was a little crappy in beginning sighting, I guess because I didnt do it as much. Sighting got better the more I looked. People getting us out of the river, dropped me, took longer to get me out. Time to beat 31:28
What would you do differently?:

Still working on my swim, I was a little happier with it this time. although my arms got a little tired during the last portion of the swim. I was very relaxed the first half of the swim, so that was good.
Transition 1
  • 01m 22s
Comments:

Well we had to run up these steps out of the water (waterfront steps the big ones). Then run to T1 so it was kind of far away. Plus I waited 10 seconds running up the wrong rack isle... doh... But still got in and out pretty fast. Time to beat 2:49
What would you do differently?:

Not go up the wrong isle, pretty much happy with everything else.
Bike
  • 1h 09m 21s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.50 mile/hr
Comments:

Had my watch set to beep every 15 minutes. My thought was to go out hard on bike and see what happened on run. I really enjoyed the bike, felt like I went hard and felt like I was really moving; past a ton of people (that beat me in the swim) and only got passed maybe 6 times. Had to go around some barrels a few times, and it got congested on 2nd loop. Lost water bottle early on mile 5 but had a back up. Used water bottle that gave to dump a lot over my head to cool me off. Time to beat 1:10.53
What would you do differently?:

nothing, maybe go a little harder... It was hillier than MIM so the fact I only beat my time by a minute is good considering the hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s
Comments:

Going into T2 was a little congested, so couldnt do running dismount. Racked bike then it fell over, picked it back up. Very happy with T2...
Time to beat 2:11
What would you do differently?:

Rack bike good the first time...
Run
  • 1h 01m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 52s  min/mile
Comments:

All I can say is HOT HOT HOT!!! Damn it was hot on the run. Once I got off the bike, we had to go up some stairs and then up a huge hill (I walked) from that point it was on the the river walk path. Pretty much at this point I was happy with my time and just wanted to do damage control so I didnt loose a bunch of time on the run. By mile 3 it got super hot, I was hitting every aid station and pouring water on me and drinking a lot. I walked a little more than I wanted to in between mile 3-4 but at this point I was burning up. I never really felt good on the run like I did my last sprint. So I kind of plodded a long... Mile 6 was up hills and down stairs again...
Time to beat 1:05.58
What would you do differently?:

I need to get faster coming off the bike in my OLY runs... 10 min miles just do not cut it... So I will work on some good tempo runs after some good bike rides.
Post race
Warm down:

Sat around and wated for Lane, RRizzo, Cbost to finsh and drank 6 beers...
By then it was damn hot, got in car and came the 2 hours home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Maybe the heat on the run, but I am super happy with my time. I wanted to beat 2:53 and I killed it....

Event comments:

Another great race by team magic




Last updated: 2006-06-07 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:26:07 | 1640 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/116
Overall: 0/871
Performance: Average
Suit: none
Course: River swim down stream, for the length. From UT rowing team dock, to riverfront park where guys dragged us out of the water.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:22
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:09:21 | 24.85 miles | 21.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/116
Overall: 0/871
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Course was out and then two loops over the damn, which had a huge hill to go up two times; then head back into transistion. Was all city streets, off ramps, and bypasses. Got a little crowded on the second loop with everyone else riding. Also had some very strong wind gusts over the damn, kind of scared me...lol had a few traffic barrels roll right in from of me and lane.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:18
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
01:01:17 | 06.21 miles | 09m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/116
Overall: 0/871
Performance: Average
Laps 1 mile 9:53 2 mile 9:21 3 mile 9:23 4 mile 10:25 5 mile 9:57 6 mile 9:45
Course: Out and back along the riverside on paved and partly shaded paths.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2006-07-16 9:19 PM

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2006-07-16 9:28 PM
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Great job Chis!! Getting faster all the time keep it up!!!
2006-07-16 9:35 PM
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yup you rocked! great job!
2006-07-16 9:36 PM
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Great race!  It sure is hot everywhere, eh?  I spectated a hot tri yesterday...would NOT have wanted to be out there!

GREAT job in the heat!

2006-07-16 11:42 PM
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Awesome job Chris.  You just keep killing your times.
2006-07-17 6:01 AM
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Congrats on a great race Chris!! You shoulda been used to the heat after running with me down here!!  AWESOME bike split too!! 


2006-07-17 2:20 PM
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Way to beat your target split times in the HEAT!  Nicely done ...

Careful on the dropped water bottle thing - outside of losing valuable hydration (and in some cases nutrition) the USAT officials are supposed to penalize you for "abandoned equipment". I've always thought it to be a pretty dumb rule as no one drops a water bottle on purpose (littering, though, is a different issue.)

The focus on the form during your swim paid dividends - beating your time by 5:xx minutes is huge!  Sounds like your work in the pool is paying off.

Congrats on a well done race.

2006-07-17 3:23 PM
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Smokin' times, Chris! Excellent job all the way through, especially considering the heat. Ugh!

2006-07-17 3:38 PM
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2006-07-17 3:40 PM
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Great weekend!!!  Glad you guys could make it.

You killed that bike course.  Way to make up the time I got on you on the swim.  Looks like our run times were fairly close.  Maybe next time you will wait on me a bit from the bike!  great race, Chris!

 

2006-07-17 4:14 PM
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Awesome race chris!!! WOW you did great at everything!!!  IT was hot here in FL too.  When I was driving homethe bank thermometer said 105 UGH.  Congratulations



2006-07-17 7:25 PM
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Rock 'n' roll, brother.  Excellent race. 

And Lookit that friggin swim and bike split.  I'm digging those times.  NOW the bar is set a little higher, hmmm?! 

2006-07-18 12:47 PM
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WOW! Great race--even w/ the heat! Way to go!
2006-07-21 4:17 PM
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Chris.....nice rr....and a solid race.  The heat just slows us all down no matter what!!  See you in September...

 

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