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Colonial Beach, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 3h 55m 19s
Overall Rank = 263/276
Age Group = 31-34
Age Group Rank = 14/14
  • 53m 37s
  • 1500 meters
  • 03m 34s / 100 meters

The Swim course was changed the morning of because of high tide at 0727 - which was just half hour after the race started - so the long leg on the swim was against the tide - which made it slow and hard; my googles were all foggy and had a hard time sighting
What would you do differently?:

get a couple of practice OWS in; new googles before next race
Transition 1
  • 02m 54s

Decent run/jog from the transition area to the bike mount location;
  • 1h 33m 37s
  • 40 kms
  • 25.64 km/hr

Had issues getting my left food into the clip - not sure what was going on there, never really had that issue before; my ride time was right in line with what it had been during my training rides, so i'm not going to complain too much - need to work on increasing speed
What would you do differently?:

nothing really - maybe train at a slightly higher cadence
Transition 2
  • 02m 32s

I was done by the time I hit this transition - I def. screwed up my nutrition plan somewhere along the line; grabbed a protein drink and guzzled some of that before heading out on the run
  • 1h 22m 39s
  • 10 kms
  • 08m 16s  min/km

my run was more of a walk/jog - by the time I hit the run my foot was bugging me and so I took it easy - probably could have jogged more than I did. My second half was better than the first half - more consistent in speed/pace - more jogging as well - had a fellow competitor run with me the last mile to finish together - which really helped
What would you do differently?:

probably get some more bricks in before a race
Post race
Warm down:

walking and stretching

What limited your ability to perform faster:

PF in left foot caused some issues on the run; middle toes on my feet went numb on the bike (need to get this checked out - not sure if a saddle issue or something else)

Event comments:

Like most Set-Up events I have raced/volunteered at - very well organized and run

Last updated: 2013-06-20 12:00 AM
00:53:37 | 1500 meters | 03m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/276
Performance: Below average
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:54
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:33:37 | 40 kms | 25.64 km/hr
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/276
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: a few rolling hills at the beginning and a slight incline/decline mid-course; but nice for the most part
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:32
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
01:22:39 | 10 kms | 08m 16s  min/km
Age Group: 0/14
Overall: 0/276
Performance: Below average
Course: out and back race - first 200 yards was to the left of the transition, did a loop of that then headed out on the main part of the course; shady in places which helped; pretty flat
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-08-05 7:22 AM

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I went down to the beach the day before to scout out the course, and it was glorious...the sun was out, the sea was as smooth as glass, and only a hint of a breeze was blowing. “Perfect,” I thought.
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