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Greenville, South Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
73F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 19m 41s
Overall Rank = 52/166
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/15
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race site, set up transition area, then hit the bathroom.
Event warmup:

Ran 1 mile out and back with Nate and Tony.
  • 04m 49s
  • 250 meters
  • 01m 56s / 100 meters

I wish I could've gone a little harder, but I was pretty sandwiched. Still not a fast swimmer, but there also wasn't much advantage to going too hard in this race. The swim just wasn't going to add up to much of a time difference.
What would you do differently?:

not much
Transition 1
  • 01m 11s

I was surprised to come out of the pool and find it raining.
What would you do differently?:

not much
  • 48m 51s
  • 16.5 miles
  • 20.29 mile/hr

I really wanted a 20 mph, and I hit it, so I'm thrilled with my performance. I focused and went hard; this was definitely my best bike performance in a race so far.
What would you do differently?:

As always, I probably could've gone harder, but it's hard to know how much to hold back since that run is always looming.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

I lost time here compared to everyone else, and it has to be the fact that I'm probably the only one putting on socks. I have to start practicing not wearing them on shorter runs.
What would you do differently?:

During the race, nothing, but I'll start doing a little training without socks. I just REALLY don't want blisters.
  • 23m 49s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

I just tried to push hard and accept that it was going to hurt. I'm happy with my time, and the fact that I had plenty left in the tank after the race. My performance on this course is so much better than last year, pretty thrilled.
What would you do differently?:

not much
Post race
Warm down:

I got some ART, and ate some pizza and fruit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not much, but if it's anything, it's me still figuring out how hard I can go and still have enough to finish the race.

Event comments:

This is a great race. The course is really nice, and the venue is great. There weren't a ton of volunteers today, but I understood because the weather so pretty crummy. It didn't affect my race at all.

Last updated: 2012-12-22 12:00 AM
00:04:49 | 250 meters | 01m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 9/15
Overall: 79/166
Performance: Good
Course: 25 yard pool
Start type: Dive Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:11
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:48:51 | 16.5 miles | 20.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/15
Overall: 43/166
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling hills...pretty typical for the area
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 87
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:03
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:49 | 03.11 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/15
Overall: 49/166
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat, with a few hills thrown in
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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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Jamie-great job. Nice improvement over the previous year. Congrats!
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