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Rock 'N RollMan Half Iron Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Macon, Georgia
United States
Georgia Multisports Productions, Inc.
Total Time = 5h 14m 36s
Overall Rank = 63/342
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 14/41
Pre-race routine:

At a granola bar, dranks some fluids, arrived at the race to check in and get marked.
Event warmup:

Nothing. I figured I had plenty of time to warmup over the course of a half-iron.
  • 39m 42s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

Not to get off topic of the actual swim, but this was a really nice lake. Fairly clear, great temp, and surrounded by beautiful homes. As far as the actual swim, it went well. Was able to find my own space early and didn't get kicked or hit throughout the event. Great thing about a swim this distance is everyone pretty much spreads out and finds their "natural" area.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more in open water. I'm still relatively new to this.
Transition 1
  • 03m 37s

Being that this was a longer distance tri, I decided before the race I wouldn't really care about transition times. I was more concerned with making sure I had everything I needed for the next 56 miles. Took in some fluids as well.
What would you do differently?:

Find a better spot on the rack than what I had. My area was covered with pine straw, which was a pain.
  • 2h 53m 44s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.34 mile/hr

Took you way out into rural areas that were nice to see. Major road in the 35 - 45 miles range was not all that pleasant. Probably took it too easy saving up for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s

Once again, I was in no rush. I figured I had 13.1 miles to make up some time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 36m 7s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 20s  min/mile

Weather turned very hot on the run and there wasn't much shade on the course. Pushed it pretty hard and I'm happy with my run time.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a little bit. Ate a lot. Tried to stay in the shade. Tried to drink a beer but that wasn't going down so well.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The nerves going into my first half-iron event. I held back on the swim and run because I wasn't sure I'd be able to handle the entire event. I should have been more confident in all the training I did. I was ready for this event physically. I wouldn't say I wasn't ready mentally, but I need to remember that I can do any challenge thrown my way.

Event comments:

I was very impressed with this event. I was expecting a small time operation due to the location in Macon, GA (for those of you from Macon, no offense). I was thoroughly impressed with how professional this event turned out to be. I'd like to do it again next year.

Last updated: 2006-08-03 12:00 AM
00:39:42 | 2112 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 21/41
Overall: 121/342
Performance: Average
Suit: Sugoi Tri Bottoms and top
Course: 2 loops - for the most part a triangle. had to exit water on the first loop and then back in.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
02:53:44 | 56 miles | 19.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 22/41
Overall: 117/342
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: All over the place. Couldn't recreate it or describe it if I had to. Some challenging hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:27
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:36:07 | 13.1 miles | 07m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/41
Overall: 22/342
Performance: Good
Course: Like the bike, all over the place.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2006-08-03 7:32 AM

Subject: Rock 'N RollMan Half Iron Triathlon
Once again, just getting caught up on a backlog of races. I've got a few more to go. Sorry for the late reports. I'll be more diligent in the future in recording these things now that I know about these cool features on this awesome site.

Edited by Monker 2006-08-03 7:33 AM

2006-08-03 5:17 PM
in reply to: #501096

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Mishicot, Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Rock 'N RollMan Half Iron Triathlon
Nice job! Sounds like a fun race. Good job on your first half-ironman!

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