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Brandon, Mississippi
United States
Tri4Life Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 11m 28s
Overall Rank = 3/186
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 1/13
Pre-race routine:

I do a warm-up where I do the events in reverse. Usually for me the shorter the race, the longer the warm-up, so I showed up an hour and 15 minutes early to setup transition, get my chip, etc., while still having enough time to do my warm-up.
Event warmup:

2 miles with 30" pickups after the first mile

10 minutes easy, 5 minutes with 30" hard and 30" easy intervals, 5 minutes moderate

Swim the course with occasional shifts in pace

After doing all that, I was ready for my wave to start!
  • 09m 9s
  • 586 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

The swim was at a reservoir with really calm weather. I was hoping for a rougher swim to gain time on the less experienced swimmers. We have some runners here, so I have to earn my time where I can!

However, the swim was pretty calm. I started in the first wave, which was an elite wave where there was a $100 prize for winning, so I figured some fast people would come out for it. After the first turn I was separated from the front 3 and the rest coming 4th out of water in the elite wave.
What would you do differently?:

My swim is getting better, but I have to learn how to hang with the front swimmers. I have the ability to swim fast, but I can't be afraid to attack. More threshold swim training will help with this.
Transition 1
  • 00m 19s
What would you do differently?:

No complaints here.
  • 40m 35s
  • 16 miles
  • 23.66 mile/hr

I gave up some time here as one of my straps got undone through the loop in my shoe, as I was tightening them! That snafu cost me about 10-15 seconds, but worst things have happened.

nce I got my shoe straps tightened, I chased down two of the racers who beat me out of the water. I came into T2 2nd off the bike, but the guy who was ahead of me was already a minute or two out of transition. However, you never know what can happen, so I kept pushing.
What would you do differently?:

I had my magnet come off my disc, so I had to do my bike split by feel completely. Not the end of the world for a sprint, but I probably gave some time without the ability to manage pace better. I've bought a Garmin Edge 500 now to fix the need for a magnet.

Also, I need to learn how to corner better. It's a running joke that triathletes can't handle bikes, but for someone who rides his bike as much as I do, I should really be able to handle a turn without slowing below 20MPH. I'm wasting a lot of effort having to accelerate back up to speed.
Transition 2
  • 00m 24s
What would you do differently?:

My transitions seemed to be among the fastest. No complaints, once again.
  • 21m 2s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 47s  min/mile

First place ran an 18:55 off the bike, so he was a quarter mile past the turnout before I saw him after I left transition. I had a fast runner manage to catch me about half a mile out from the finish. I did everything I could to claim back 2nd, but he was finishing strong, so I held on and lost to him by 18 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

If I want to compete with the fastest guys around here or anywhere, I must work on my run! I'm doing a run focus this coming off-season.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overall I felt like I gave the race my best. The two top finishers and I all beat the course record time set by the winner last year, so I'm happy with that result.

Last updated: 2013-09-24 12:00 AM
00:09:09 | 586 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/13
Overall: 6/186
Performance: Good
Course: Kind of a U pattern.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:19
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:40:35 | 16 miles | 23.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/13
Overall: 4/186
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:24
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:02 | 03.1 miles | 06m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/13
Overall: 9/186
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-09-24 9:15 AM

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