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Rev3 Williamsburg - Half Rev - Triathlon

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Williamsburg, Virginia
United States
88F / 31C
Total Time = 6h 11m 49s
Overall Rank = 285/592
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 33/55
Pre-race routine:

Went to bed early and was asleep at 9:30. Woke up at 2:30 and couldn't get back to sleep. It was pouring out early .The worst part though was I woke up with a realy sore back from the bad. That coupled with having bad body position on the swim due to the contact and straining to spot really cost me later.
Event warmup:

400 yard easy swim.
  • 43m 22s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards

With the warm water temp my goggles kept fogging up and with the chop and high level of contact it became impossible to spot.I stopped 5 times to clear the fog and could have done so more.
What would you do differently?:

Use anti-fog. know the course better.
Transition 1
  • 05m 31s

I really don't know what took me so long I felt like moved along and there was a good distance from the beach but I've done longer and steeper faster.
What would you do differently?:

  • 3h 05m 1s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.15 mile/hr

First three miles I had to get my HR down. I did a good job being patient and doing so. My back really seized up the second half so I couldn't push. My average HR from mile 24 to the finish was only about 143 and near the end I had one at 140.
What would you do differently?:

Sleep in a good bed and not have such a bad swim.
Transition 2
  • 02m 42s

Highlight of my race.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 15m 13s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 19s  min/mile

After mile 2 I knew I wasn't PR'ing the run so given my back was in bad shape and my ITBS was acting up and it was hot as hell I decided to just dial it back and not get injured. My average HR was only 155 for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Get healthy.
Post race
Warm down:

Hopped in the ice bath and had a bowl of ziti.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not getting in enough training post Disney trip, ITBS issues, bad bed, back issues, ITBS issues, heat.

I know going in that the trip to Florida with the family and the ITBS issues when I got home were really going to hurt me but this was an epic faile. I had a personal worst for everything minus T2.

Event comments:

The swim setup wasn't good. The Olympic and HIM buoys were too close and blended making it confusion with all the contact and fogging. The roads whille not bad had cracked cementr for miles and miles. I felt like the bike was shuddering for forever.

Last updated: 2013-01-25 12:00 AM
00:43:22 | 2112 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 31/55
Overall: 292/592
Performance: Bad
Suit: 2XU sleeve-less
Course: Clockwise
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Below average
Time: 05:31
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:05:01 | 56 miles | 18.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 32/55
Overall: 278/592
Performance: Bad
Wind: Some
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:42
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:15:13 | 13.1 miles | 10m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 33/55
Overall: 2085/592
Performance: Bad
Course: 2 loop
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %4
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-06-23 8:00 PM

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Subject: Rev3 Williamsburg - Half Rev

2013-06-23 8:09 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Rev3 Williamsburg - Half Rev

That was one rough swim out there.  Yes, the buoys were a little strange and blended.  I think they pulled in the HIM buys at some point before the Oly swims went off.  

Those roads were rough on the bike.  And the hills on the run just plain hurt. 

Good job in less than ideal circumstances.

2013-06-24 7:30 AM
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Washington, DC
Subject: RE: Rev3 Williamsburg - Half Rev
I raced the Oly and the pavement quality really bothered my back too. I was feeling bad for all the HIMers being half-drowned on the swim, shaken to bits for 56 miles on the bike and then having to run in the peak of that heat! Great job!
2013-06-24 8:49 AM
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Woodbridge , Virginia
Subject: RE: Rev3 Williamsburg - Half Rev
good race bro.. sucks about back pain..

way to grunt it out
2013-06-24 10:30 AM
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Great Job Scott! I know it was tough! Glad we made it through that one! Again and absolute pleasure to get to meet you and your family!
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