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Smithfield, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
64F / 18C
Total Time = 57m 27s
Overall Rank = 38/492
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/31
Pre-race routine:

mental challenges... I felt anxious about the bike and crashing again... so much so that I thought about bagging it about 1 hr before the race. Glad I didn't.
Event warmup:

short swim bike
  • 04m 30s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 30s / 100 meters

I seeded based on yards instead of meters... so had to pass a few people. then googles leaked a bit.
Transition 1
  • 00m 48s

  • 28m 31s
  • 10 miles
  • 21.04 mile/hr

came off the hood on all the hills and coasted.... fearing a crash. Glad I made back safe this time.
Transition 2
  • 00m 46s

  • 22m 51s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 34s  min/km

felt like I can go faster but didn't have the gear
Post race
Warm down:

April 5 2014 | Smithfield, VA
Official Results for this Race:
300M Swim: 4:33
T1: 0:48
10 Mi Bike: 28:31
T2: 0:46
5K Run: 22:51
Total Finish Time: 57:27:00

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Felt good to get a race under the belt. Finished on the podium for the first time which felt great. Stayed around for the awards and caught some flack from the family as a result, but it was worth it.

Event comments:

Good race, well organized.

Last updated: 2013-12-30 12:00 AM
00:04:30 | 300 meters | 01m 30s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/31
Overall: 31/492
Performance: Average
Course: snake pool swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:48
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:28:31 | 10 miles | 21.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/31
Overall: 31/492
Performance: Average
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:46
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:51 | 05 kms | 04m 34s  min/km
Age Group: 4/31
Overall: 31/492
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Good 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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