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Branson, Missouri
United States
66F / 19C
Total Time = 5h 24m 3s
Overall Rank = 23/177
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/18
Pre-race routine:

Drove to Branson via Kansas City, played Golf with friend on Wednesday.
Drove to Branson on Thursday and checked out race route. Registered on Friday. Did the Test Swim at Tablerock Lake on Saturday morning; Left bike in T1 in the afternoon. T2 was at Branson landing. Set up that Sunday morning. Took a Duck to Tablerock Lake. Kim came out to watch the swim. The rear wheel was out of true and had mechanic fix.
Event warmup:

Did a 5 minute swim in Tablerock.
  • 30m 59s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 28s / 100 yards

took the lead on the wave which was all men 40+; Had a difficult time to the first buoy as a couple swimmers were crossing my sighting.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 10s

Had to take time to put wet suit, cap and goggles in the transition bag
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 56m 55s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.99 mile/hr

Beautiful course and great weather. I was able to catch many people and was only passed by a few. Saw the pros only once. Was able to attach the hills very strong. Lowest temp 44.4f max temp 66.2f, avg temp 55.6f
What would you do differently?:

I did over do climbing the hills. I talked to a few people and may need to rethink a power meter to not let my body blow up.
Transition 2
  • 01m 43s

some one had set all their equipment in my spot to put my bike so I had to move it, which slowed down my T2.
What would you do differently?:

On split T1-T2 need to verify the spot with the management.
  • 1h 52m 17s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 34s  min/mile

Since pushed the bike so hard it was a long run. The first mile started to have right knee pain, which did go away. Light wind only 6mph SE and 64f.
What would you do differently?:

overall a good race. nothing
Post race
Warm down:

walked to the Rev3 Athlete Area after getting chocolate milk at the finish. Was greet by my family. Hiland Dairy took pictures of me drinking Chocolate Milk.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

push too hard on the bike

Event comments:

Excellent venue, staff was very helpful and friendly. Volunteers were outstanding. Tablerock Lake is one of the clearest lakes I have swam in. The bike ride was beautiful and challenging. The run was fun to see the family on the three loops. Post race activities were fun, but they were almost out of food when I went through the line.

Last updated: 2013-04-06 12:00 AM
00:30:59 | 2112 yards | 01m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 7/177
Performance: Good
No heart rate data didn't have a monitor on
Suit: Orca sleeveless Wetsuit
Course: Clockwise loop. Two Red buoys. A lot of steam/fog off the lake made sighting difficult. Sun was in my eyes out to 1st buoy. Next buoy was clear. To the beach was difficult could not see the buoys and used the moon to sight once I thought I found the buoys and the finish.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:10
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:56:55 | 56 miles | 18.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 10/177
Performance: Below average
bpm 99-141-169
Wind: Some
Course: Tough course 7 miles out, then 2.5 loops and 7 miles to Branson Landing; 4357' of climb; 4,580' of descent; Max Elevation 1229ft Min Elevation 606ft the High road 465 was closed to all traffic, while in and out was not closed Aid Stations were on the Loop start and the high school
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:43
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
01:52:17 | 13.1 miles | 08m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 22/177
Performance: Good
bpm 102-152-166. pace split by mile; 7:48,8:25,8:43,8:20,8:37,8:35,8:51,8:42,8:37,8:54,8:50,9:01,9;23
Course: 3 loop around Branson Landing walk ways, RV Park and Disc Golf Course 254' gain; 270' loss, elevations 700' min, 813' max
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2013-09-23 9:33 PM

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Subject: Rev3 Branson - Half Rev

2013-09-24 11:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Rev3 Branson - Half Rev
Nice running! Definitely a challenging day out there. Think we went by each other late on the bike.
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