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Williamsburg, Virginia
United States
73F / 23C
Total Time = 5h 03m 54s
Overall Rank = 53/592
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 10/88
Pre-race routine:

setting up transition, keep my head clean and clam
Event warmup:

2 mile easy run and a 10 minute swim
  • 45m 37s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

sighting seemed to go well until the turn, after that had some issues but it might of been due more to current and ebb tide.
This was my first swim with a speed suit. Man is it tight, really tight!
What would you do differently?:

not sure, I thought I did everything right.
Transition 1
  • 04m 7s

went well, everything went on quick and easy. not fun having to bag everything but not bad.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 29m
  • 56 miles
  • 22.48 mile/hr

Had a great ride, I crushed the hill that have caused me issues on training rides. my watts were a lot lower than expected during the first hour of the ride but the effort felt perfect.
gearing was all but perfect. Loved the fact I had a group of guys who we kept playing tag with that by the time we hit Jolly Pond I dropped them all.
after the turn on Monticello, it was a long as ride. thought it would never end.
What would you do differently?:

not much if anything
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

great, one of my fastest
  • 1h 44m 4s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 59s  min/mile

started off great. I was hitting my mile pace averages all the way to mile 5. Mile 6 it got a little rough and from there on it just slowly go worse. I had a few miles there were I was able to drop a gear and get some of my speed back.
after the last trip up the long s turn of hill it started to hurt. the flat section I could not pick up the pace. by the time I got back to last leg I was toast, there was not much left heading into the finish line
What would you do differently?:

not sure what to do better other than train harder and on hills. the heat really didn't get me just those darn hills.
Post race
Warm down:

plan was to do a 10 minute run but I tried and just couldn't. I walked around a lot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

current on the swim and hills on the run. I just need to train harder for the run.

Event comments:

Overall ok, wish they would of listen to us about the current but than again it always can't be easy. There were some logistic issues with the transition bags. I am looking forward to doing this race again

Last updated: 2012-11-11 12:00 AM
00:45:37 | 2112 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 25/88
Overall: 158/592
Performance: Below average
Suit: Speedsuit
Course: course was set without regard to tide and current as such we had to fight a 1.2 knot current. it was a rough swim.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:07
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
02:29:00 | 56 miles | 22.48 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/88
Overall: 56/592
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: rolling hills with some good quick climbs
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 89
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:44:04 | 13.1 miles | 07m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/88
Overall: 53/592
Performance: Below average I don't have an official run time, as mentioned timing by the race is screwed up and so I used the elapsed time from my garmin. my avg pace was 8:01.
Course: 2 loops. hills and long incline some flat sections during the middles part of the loops
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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] 3

2013-06-24 6:57 PM

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2013-06-24 8:17 PM
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West Chester, Ohio
Subject: RE: Rev3 Williamsburg - Half Rev

You had a great race out there!  That current was brutal on the swim.

Those hills were killer on the run, just enough of them and in just the right spots to hurt--not to mention that you had to do them two times.  

Excellent day!

2013-06-25 6:03 AM
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Washington, DC
Subject: RE: Rev3 Williamsburg - Half Rev
Awesome job! I thought that last hill into the finish chute was particularly painful.
2013-06-25 7:18 AM
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On my Bike or SUP, west of OBX
Subject: RE: Rev3 Williamsburg - Half Rev
Nice Job!!! You killed it!!! I thought that crazy hill in the neighborhood on the backside of the run course was going to be the end of me!!! I too look forward to racing this course again next year.
2013-06-25 1:17 PM
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Woodbridge , Virginia
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nice race bro..
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