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Clemson, South Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
57F / 14C
Total Time = 1h 10m 23s
Overall Rank = 55/229
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 9/21
Pre-race routine:

Pretty standard stuff: Got to the race site, set up transition, then went for a quick run. Just before the start of the race, I swam out to the last buoy and back.
  • 14m 28s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 56s / 100 meters

It was a good swim, overall. I started out fairly strong, and then held on. I did well coming round the first buoy and then settled in after that. I even did some adequate sighting using the swimmers around me.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

Did pretty well, the suit came off quickly, which was nice
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 32m 1s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.61 mile/hr

I wanted to go faster, and I think I could have, but it would have wrecked my run. I knew that if I wanted to podium, I'd need 23 mph, but I couldn't achieve that and still run well afterward. It was a good bike, and I felt good getting off. I passed quite a few, and never saw anyone in my AG, so there wasn't much competition.
What would you do differently?:

I'm sure I could have gone harder, but it's hard to tell how hard to go when there's a run right after!
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s

As always, T2 is slow for me bc of the socks, but I don't lose too much time, and there's not much I can do about it.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 21m 32s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 19s  min/km

This was the most interesting part of the race for me. I started out well, got through the first mile feeling good. The 2nd mile was tough bc of the steep hill, but going down made up for having to push hard on the way up. Things got interesting in the last 1/2 mile: I got passed by my only AG competition of the day. He ran by and I thought, he's not going too fast, let's see if I can hang on. I was pushing it, but it was a pace I could hold. I stayed on his heels, and told myself I'd try to make a pass right at the end. We went up the last little hill toward the finish line, and I made my move, but so did he. He picked up the pace, so I did too. We were moving pretty good-and then he saw that I was next to him. It was a full-on dead sprint to the finish. My final pace at the finish line was 4:20! We both congratulated each other at the end, which was cool. He and I ended up finishing with the exact same time; it's amazing what's left in the tank when you think you're done.
What would you do differently?:

If I can go that hard at the end, surely I can go harder before then!
Post race
Warm down:

catch my breath, eat pizza!

Event comments:

I love this race: it was my first triathlon, and it's great every year. It's very competitive and the course is perfect. If this is my last SC race, it was a great one to end on!

Last updated: 2014-04-15 12:00 AM
00:14:28 | 750 meters | 01m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/21
Overall: 63/229
Performance: Good
Suit: XTerra
Course: Swim out to the yellow buoy, turn right, then do the same at the next yellow buoy
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:32:01 | 11 miles | 20.61 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/21
Overall: 53/229
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:10
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:21:32 | 05 kms | 04m 19s  min/km
Age Group: 9/21
Overall: 66/229
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat with one very steep hill
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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] 5

2014-05-10 7:25 PM

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Collierville, Tennessee
Subject: Clemson Triathlon

2014-05-12 10:37 AM
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South Alabama
Subject: RE: Clemson Triathlon

Jamie-you just keep getting faster and faster. Way to finish your SC circuit strong. Well done!

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