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Hendersonville, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
Total Time = 1h 09m 29s
Overall Rank = 56/298
Age Group = 25-29 Male
Age Group Rank = 8/20
Event warmup:

We had to walk almost a mile from transition to the swim start. I figured that was warmup enough.
  • 05m 49s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 27s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 29s

Not really sure how to put this in here, but there were three transitions. The race order was swim 400 yds, run 1 mile, bike, then run 2 miles. The first transition was running out of the water, finding my shoes, putting them on (no socks), and taking off for first run. My time for T1 was :41. Then after the run we enntered T2, which was the run to bike transition, which consisted of taking off the running shoes, putting on my cycling shoes, putting on my helmet, and then running with the bike to the mount line. T2 time was :48.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. These were unusual transitions, and I think I handled them pretty well.
  • 37m 5s
  • 12 miles
  • 19.14 mile/hr

I tried getting into fake aero position on some of the longer flat sections. (I put my elbows on the bars to get more aero, without having aero bars.) It felt faster, and I was pretty comfortable with it, so it's probably time to put bars on my bike.

Also, I forgot to bring my water bottle to the race. I tried putting a regular plastic water bottle in the cage, but it fell out in the first 200 feet of the race, so I didn't have any water at all. Oops. Probably didn't affect my bike performance, but I felt it on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on my hills.
Transition 2
  • 00m 52s

This was just a regular transition. I'm definitely getting better, but I can still improve some.
What would you do differently?:

Just a bit more general efficiency. Nothing specific.
  • 24m 17s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 08s  min/mile

This was my combined time for both runs. The first run I did in 7:23, which was good. The second run was 16:54 (8:27 pace), not so good.

Had to walk in the second run, even though I know I should've been able to run the whole thing. I can blame it on not having water on my bike leg, but I still should be able to maintain a better pace for just 2 miles. Oh, well... more practice I guess.
What would you do differently?:

Not walk.
Post race
Event comments:

This was a fun race.

Last updated: 2013-05-31 12:00 AM
00:05:49 | 400 yards | 01m 27s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/20
Overall: 10/298
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri shorts
Course: Just a short circle around some buoys in a very calm part of the lake. No current or waves, it was lovely.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:29
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:05 | 12 miles | 19.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/20
Overall: 89/298
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Straight out and back. The entire mile 3 was downhill, which meant that (surprise!) all of mile 10 was uphill... gross.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:52
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:24:17 | 03 miles | 08m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/298
Performance: Below average
Course: First run was from the swim to the main transition area, with a few very small detours to make it a mile. The second run was just an out and back on some small neighborhood roads.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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