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Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic, Inc.
85F / 29C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 20m 1s
Overall Rank = 71/368
Age Group = 55-59
Age Group Rank = 3/12
Pre-race routine:

I had to get up early to get downtown, find a parking spot and get ready for a 7:30 start. It was a beautiful but muggy morning...I knew the run was going to be brutal given the weather forecast. I decided to go with the tinted goggles since it looked like we would be staring into the sun on the swim across the river. I studied the swim course to make sure I knew where all the turn buoys were. I missed the final buoy last year and it cost me at least a minute on that swim so I didn't want to make the same mistake.
Event warmup:

Light stretching and jogging to get the muscles warmed up.
Swim
  • 07m 9s
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 47s / 100 meters
Comments:

solid swim. no one passed me but I could tell someone was drafting off of me because I could feel their hands slap my feet every now and then.
What would you do differently?:

move up in the starting order to swim with faster people...maybe catch their draft.
Transition 1
  • 02m 50s
Comments:

I lost 30 seconds to 1st and 2nd place in T1 and missed 2nd place by 42 seconds so I need to do a better job on my transitions. I was 3/12 in my T1 time for the group.
What would you do differently?:

go without socks? I don't know...it doesn't feel like I'm wasting much time.
Bike
  • 41m 26s
  • 22 kms
  • 31.86 km/hr
Comments:

solid ride. Outbound it's a rolling gradual climb. I tried to maintain a comfortably hard effort throughout. Cross-winds were more of an issue inbound than outbound.
What would you do differently?:

nothing
Transition 2
  • 01m 28s
Comments:

couldn't find my rack spot at first...probably hurt me 10 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

chalk my spot
Run
  • 27m 9s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 26s  min/km
Comments:

It was hot and I haven't been putting in enough run mileage (tweaked my calf about a month ago) so I knew it was going to be a sufferfest. I was hurting pretty good coming back across the bridge...it's a lot longer incline coming back than it is going over...just told myself to not stop. Once I got to the top I knew I was home free and just tried to maintain a good pace to the finish.
What would you do differently?:

train more
Post race
Warm down:

water, cold towel, gatorade...repeat. Chatted with my friends that were racing and then went to the food tent to get some more nourishment.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Transition speed and run fitness. I need to work on both of those. I could have dialed back the bike a bit but I think I would have just been trading minutes between my bike and my run.

Event comments:

I actually left before I found out I got a podium spot..dang. I was done by 9:30 and they didn't have results of any kind posted at the time I left which was 10:15. That was the only annoyance ... otherwise, the race was set up and run nicely.




Last updated: 2014-07-28 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:07:09 | 400 meters | 01m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/12
Overall: 103/368
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: rectangle
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:41:26 | 22 kms | 31.86 km/hr
Age Group: 1/12
Overall: 36/368
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Out and back ... most of which was on a closed parkway...nice!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:28
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:27:09 | 05 kms | 05m 26s  min/km
Age Group: 5/12
Overall: 137/368
Performance: Below average
Course: 1/4 mile flat to slight incline before you go over the Shelby Street bridge. After you go over the bridge you it's pretty flat as you wind your way around Titans stadium before heading back across the bridge to the finish line.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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