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Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic, Inc.
72F / 22C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 30m 3s
Overall Rank = 44/309
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 6/41
Pre-race routine:

ate my oatmeal, dorve to the site, stood around and waited
Event warmup:

none. They wouldn't let us in the water, and bikes had to be in transition, 90 min prior to my start.
Swim
  • 21m 4s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 24s / 100 meters
Comments:

Fantastic swim. I didn';t know what to expect with the current, and having to swim against it for awhle. I told myself just to go nice and smoothly, since I swam twice this week, and hadn't been in the water in 6 weeks otherwise. Sighted well, didn't choke a single time, navigated great, hit the buoys even swimming cross-current. Had to stop twice and clean out goggles, even, otherwise would have been sub 21. I was hoping for a sub 24min swim. I can't believe how well this went
What would you do differently?:

NOTHING
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s
Comments:

No real difficutly. Long run up from the water, Wetsuit stuck a little but nothing too bad. Cost me maybe 8 seconds
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Bike
  • 1h 20m 18s
  • 40 kms
  • 29.88 km/hr
Comments:

I was pretty pleased with the ride. Going out hte first loop I was scared, becasue I didn't know the course at all. The first 4 miles was all uphill and into the wind. Went out in 24 min, but flew back in at 16 min. I knew I could push it a bit more going out for the second loop and recover on the downhill coming in. Kept it nice and steady, and was pretty pleased with the over all performance.
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Transition 2
  • 01m 28s
Comments:

Went pretty well. , except I went to put on my running shoe and a damn sneaker ball was shoved down in the toe. I had pulled one out of it prior to the race, but apparaently missed one. Cost me a couple of seconds fishing it out, but nothing too bad.
Run
  • 44m 14s
  • 6.2 kms
  • 07m 13s  min/km
Comments:

Good run, and a good 3 min faster than expected. The hills were tough, especially the bridge crossing right out of transition. I went out slowly, and was surprised with how the first lap felt - pretty good. I didn't really try and pick it up until the last mile. Felt really good, and was really pleased with the run
What would you do differently?:

nothing. Definitely needed to start out easily on the bridge.
Post race
Warm down:

ate a piece of pizza, drove back to Franklin, and met the fam for lunch

What limited your ability to perform faster:

nothing

Event comments:

Fantastic race. I still don't understnad why the sprint distance started before the Olympic distance. Luckily, the weather was great, so it wasn't too hot, like it has been in yrs past. The river current wasn't bad, and the cool weather meant wetsuits were legal. The bike was a bit windy, but not too bad. I enjoyed the run thru downtown, too, even with all of the hills. Lots of volunteers. I'll do this one again.




Last updated: 2013-07-23 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:21:04 | 1500 meters | 01m 24s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/41
Overall: 0/309
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: rectangular course in the Cumberland
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:05
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:20:18 | 40 kms | 29.88 km/hr
Age Group: 15/41
Overall: 0/309
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 2 loops of an out and back on Ellingotn PKWY. GOing out was all uphill into the wind. Flew coming back in ewach time, mostly downhill and downwind
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:28
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:44:14 | 06.2 kms | 07m 13s  min/km
Age Group: 6/41
Overall: 0/309
Performance: Good
first loop was 22:18, second loop was 21:50
Course: 2 loops of rolling hills in downtown Nashville
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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Subject: RE: Music City Triathlon - Intermediate Course
Good race.

I did the sprint...water temperature felt great. I was worried about the temp since I don't have a wetsuit...figured I could suffer through 400 meters regardless.

If I had to guess on the order of start, they probably figured there would be less congestion in T1 if the Sprint group went first. If the Oly group went first, you'd have some of both groups hitting T1 at the same time.
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