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Williamsburg, Virginia
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 5h 37m
Overall Rank = 149/592
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 2/12
Event warmup:

Show up early. stretch, and a pracitce swim to see hwo the current is.
  • 48m 4s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 29s / 100 meters

Hardest open water swim I have ever done. The current with the chop was brutal. Still happy with my effort. The red turn buoy's were hard to see with the overcast sky's.
What would you do differently?:

Not much I could have done differently. Maybe work on sighting a little bit better and need some more training in dealing with a stronger current.
Transition 1
  • 04m 26s

Good transition considering the long run and I dropped my garmin.
What would you do differently?:

not much... maybe run a little faster
  • 2h 40m
  • 56 miles
  • 21.00 mile/hr

I am glad that I prerode the course. It definitley helped to have a plan on where to attack and where to relax. I did get slowed up a couple of times from people riding side by side, but no big deal. I really enjoyed the ride.
What would you do differently?:

My Garmin freaked out in Multisport mode so I didnt ahve my normal lap que's for nutrition.. Need to do a better job of focusing on timing of my nutrition.
Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

I feel like I killed it in T2. Very happy with the results..
What would you do differently?:

I could always be faster.
  • 2h 02m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

felt really good for the first lap... then the sun came out... dear lord it got hot... I felt my pacing was good but jsut started to run out of gas on the second loop..
What would you do differently?:

Need more hill training... especially on longer gradual hills....
Post race
Warm down:

Ice bath and then 20 minutes in the Normatec sleeves....

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of serious hill training in the heat... still very happy with my overall performance.

Event comments:

Loved this race. Need one more aid station on the backend of the run. I will definitely keep this one on the schedule.

Last updated: 2013-03-18 12:00 AM
00:48:04 | 1931 meters | 02m 29s / 100meters
Age Group: 9/12
Overall: 347/592
Performance: Good
Suit: 2XU
Course: Triangle against the current
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 25C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
02:40:00 | 56 miles | 21.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 125/592
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Course is a beautiful and fun route. very well marked and supported.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 77
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:32
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:02:00 | 13.1 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 143/592
Performance: Good
My Garmin freaked out in Multisport mode so I have no lap data..
Course: Hilly and fun. It was definitely a challenge to this coastal flatlander... Lots of volunteers and police support. Could have used one more water stop in the neighborhood at the back end of the course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

2013-06-24 8:33 AM

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On my Bike or SUP, west of OBX
Subject: Rev3 Williamsburg - Half Rev

2013-06-24 8:41 AM
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West Chester, Ohio
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Way to kill it out there!


Yes, that swim was one of the worst OWS swim conditions I have ever raced in.  I did he Oly and finished  the swim with a woman who had started the HIM swim at least 20 minutes ahead of my wave.


Those hills on the run course were brutal.  That switchback hill was one tough hill!

2013-06-24 8:44 AM
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Woodbridge , Virginia
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Nice race bro... I hear from everyone the swim was brutal..

way to grunt it out.
2013-06-24 10:38 AM
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Great Job and congrats!
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