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Music City Triathlon - Intermediate Course - Triathlon


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Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic, Inc.
82F / 28C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 39m 22s
Overall Rank = 89/302
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 14/38
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early to give myself time for breakfast. Had the usual muffins and a Diet Dew. Got to transition a little later than I was planning on but still had plenty of time to set up and hang out.
Event warmup:

Just some light stretching. They did not allow for a swim warm up.
Swim
  • 29m 39s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards
Comments:

I can't believe that this race was wetsuit legal. I'm not sure that it ever has been. The current was a little stronger that it appeared from the surface. I had a little difficulty rounding a couple bouys due to the current sweeping me. I felt very comfortable in the water and my HR was really low coming out. I'm just need to find a way to get faster.
What would you do differently?:

Get in the pool more
Transition 1
  • 03m 58s
Comments:

Decent little run from the water to T1. Ran with a good pace into transition. Had to sit down to get wetsuit off my feet.
What would you do differently?:

Put some body glide on my feet.
Bike
  • 1h 14m 56s
  • 26.64 miles
  • 21.53 mile/hr
Comments:

There was a strong headwind blowing from the north and it did not go away when climbing the hilliest portion of the course. I still kept it in the big ring but had to work harder that I planned on. When the course turned south, it was fast. I spun out 2-3 times. I was hoping for a faster time but still finished in the top 5 in my AG.
What would you do differently?:

I dont think that I could have done anything differently except for taking in more fluids. Lack of hydration killed me on the run.
Transition 2
  • 139m
Comments:

Nice and quick
Run
  • 49m 13s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile
Comments:

The first loop was terrible. I was just below a 9 minute pace. Never could find a good rhythm and felt dehydrated. I walked through every water station on the first loop. I started to come around on the second loop. My pace pickup up to sub 8 and my last mile was just under 7. I think that hydration and lack of brick training really hurt me. Pleased that I pushed hard on the last 3 miles but it was too little too late.
What would you do differently?:

Brick Training
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with guys from MTMS.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overall, I was disappointed with my time. I've put in a lot of work and expected my time to be 2:30 - 2:35. I just need to keep working. I need more time in the pool and I need more bricks.

Event comments:

My biggest complaint is that the Sprint race goes off before the Olympic. This doesn't make sense to me. Team Magic does a great job. This race is more expensive than most, but it's so nice to ride on closed roads and the run through downtown Nashville was great.




Last updated: 2013-01-01 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:29:39 | 1640 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/302
Performance: Average
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Rectangular shape. Half into current, half down current.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:14:56 | 26.64 miles | 21.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/38
Overall: 0/302
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: This course was not 24.85 miles. My garmin matched everybody else's and we all got 26.6-.7
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 139:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:49:13 | 06.21 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/38
Overall: 0/302
Performance: Average
Course: 2 loop hilly course.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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The bike was 1.6 miles long. Why be disappointed? You are in IM shape, you will kill the HIM this week.
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