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Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
United States
Team Rocket Tri Club
88F / 31C
Total Time = 3h 07m 53s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 32/47
Pre-race routine:

Clif Bar and some water
Event warmup:

None- event was running late due to an issue at the Front Gate causing a back up!
  • 41m 38s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 47s / 100 meters

STRONG current... first 550m felt like an eternity; according my Garmin my speed double when I rounded the 2nd buoy
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster
Transition 1
  • 01m 20s

Not bad T1; I stopped to put on socks
  • 1h 16m 55s
  • 40 kms
  • 31.47 km/hr

I jettisoned one of my 2 bottles 5 miles into ride and that REALLY hurt my hydration effort; winds were gusty and even with my medium depth wheelset I was getting pushed around; Overall today's ride was 10 secs slower than last year despite more headwind
What would you do differently?:

Have a 3rd bottle!
Transition 2
  • 01m 57s

I was slow today; I needed to drink what water I had in Transition to make up for the loss of the bottle on the bike; I strolled through Transition vice run
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 06m 5s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 37s  min/km

NOT a good run again this year; It was hot and I was cramping really badly; I had to stop and massage my right calf several times; tried to run through it but just could not bear it; Rocketman wins again!
What would you do differently?:

Better hydration on the bike so I am in front of the curve prior to the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Water; Fluid Recovery

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training; loss of the bottle on the bike; Neck was good today!

Event comments:

The swag bag included an AWESOME Headsweats visor! The event is family friendly and effectively a closed course which is really nice! I will do it again!

Last updated: 2013-08-26 12:00 AM
00:41:38 | 1500 meters | 02m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 33/47
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri Kit
Course: TN River- 550m upstream and into the wind parallel to shore, right turn, 100m cross stream, right turn, 850m downstream to boat ramp
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:20
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:16:55 | 40 kms | 31.47 km/hr
Age Group: 23/47
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Avg HR: 148 bpm Max HR: 155 bpm
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: The winds were fairly gusty
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:57
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:06:05 | 10 kms | 06m 37s  min/km
Age Group: 35/47
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Avg HR: 148 bpm Max HR: 155 bpm
Course: Starts with about a mile of trail running in the shade then out and around the ammunition bunkers
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-08-26 7:01 AM

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