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Chatanooga, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
94F / 34C
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).
  • 26m 7s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

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

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.
  • 1h 09m 21s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.50 mile/hr

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

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...
  • 1h 01m 17s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 52s  min/mile

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
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
Time: 01:22
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
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 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
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
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
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

2006-07-16 9:19 PM

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2006-07-16 9:28 PM
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Pulaski TN
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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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Nashville TN
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yup you rocked! great job!
2006-07-16 9:36 PM
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Evergreen, Colorado
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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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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Awesome job Chris.  You just keep killing your times.
2006-07-17 6:01 AM
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Plant City, FL
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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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Vestavia Hills
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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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Athens, Ga.
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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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Pensacola, Fl
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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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Williamston, Michigan
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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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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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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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Cary, NC
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WOW! Great race--even w/ the heat! Way to go!
2006-07-21 4:17 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Dana Point, California
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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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