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Williamsburg, Virginia
United States
77F / 25C
Total Time = 2h 40m 40s
Overall Rank = 110/443
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 16/40
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:00, ate Powerbar and flat with peanut butter. Wife drove me from hotel to T2. Set up T2 and waited in long line for shuttle to T1. Set up T2 and arrived at start. Raining prior to race start, but stopped by race time.
Event warmup:

10 minute swim warm-up to acclimate to water conditions.
  • 34m 7s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 16s / 100 meters

Race started late due to changes in direction of T1. First and last 100 meters or so was too shallow to swim, so required run in and out. I made sure to take an inside line to stay away from traffic and find clean water. Water was much choppier than practice swim the day before. Current made navigation difficult. I feel pretty good since it was my first OWS race.
What would you do differently?:

I would try to be a bit more aggressive.
Transition 1
  • 04m 16s

T1 required a quarter mile run up a hill from the beach; since they changed the direction of the exit, it was now onto the main street to the beach. Traffic was stopped, but there were many cars and bikers mounting, so it made for a slow bike start.
  • 1h 12m 14s
  • 24 miles
  • 19.94 mile/hr

Bike course was pretty good. My performance seemed solid. I had trouble with my Garmin because it was stuck on OWS (instead of multi-sport), so it kept buzzing every 500 yd or so. Also, something on the front of my bike was rubbing. I might have been able to be faster if not for that.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure watch and bike are ready to go before race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

Timing results are messed up and I forgot to hit lap on Garmin before T2, so I don't know actual time. It was a long uphill walk with the bike. My legs didn't want to run with the bike. The time is the same for all members of my AG, so I know it's not accurate.
What would you do differently?:

I just need to do more races to get used to transitions.
  • 48m 58s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 53s  min/km

I haven't done a stand-alone 10K in a number of years, so I didn't know exactly what to expect time-wise. I couldn't drink much during the run. I do believe that it went well. They permitted a finish with family, so that was cool to do with my girls.
What would you do differently?:

Push the pace a bit more.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of race experience.

Event comments:

This was my first OWS race, so I was nervous about that. I had no idea what to expect time-wise, so I said 3 hours. When I noticed that I might be able to hit 2:40, I was too late to push for it. That and the uphill finish limited the chance for that time.
The event had a lot of initial kinks and problems.
1. Getting athletes to the start on time;
2. allowing someone to park outside T1 so that the course had to be changed the morning of the race;
3. the timing was screwed up the entire race and is still somewhat screwed up;
4. no post-race food or activities nearby for family (Rev3 is supposed to be a family race);
5. most importantly, it took them over 4 hours to return bags from T1 to the finish. That's simply unacceptable.
I am very happy with my performance.

Last updated: 2013-06-25 12:00 AM
00:34:07 | 1500 meters | 02m 16s / 100meters
Age Group: 18/40
Overall: 151/443
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Course: Course was triangular beach start and finish.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:16
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:12:14 | 24 miles | 19.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/40
Overall: 132/443
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Lollipop shaped course with mostly good roads. There were a few hills and bad road conditions on the middle part of the lollipop. Uphill onto W&M campus for the finish.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:58 | 10 kms | 04m 53s  min/km
Age Group: 15/40
Overall: 110/443
Performance: Good
Course: The course was an out and back around the outside of the W&M campus. There was a second turn-around past the finish line for an uphill finish.
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? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-06-25 1:52 PM


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Subject: Rev3 Williamsburg - Olympic Rev

2013-06-25 4:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Rev3 Williamsburg - Olympic Rev

Fantastic race!  That was a pretty impressive OWS for those conditions on the first race.


Super speedy bike & run!

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