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Hendersonville, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
Total Time = 1h 10m 17s
Overall Rank = 24/309
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/13
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at Mom and Dad's house and drank a cup of coffee with Dad. He went with me while Mom, Karen, and Izzy slept in until race time.
Event warmup:

rode my bike for about 5 minutes to make sure the gears were functioning properly. I did about a 5 minute run and then started the walk down to the lake for the start.
  • 07m 2s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

I had a good swim today, actually swam a few seconds faster than last year. It seems that my swim speed is staying about the same despite training far less for the swim in recent years; that's reassuring.
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 38m 21s
  • 12 miles
  • 18.77 mile/hr

Not a good day on the bike today. I just didn't have legs for the bike or the run.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 22m 50s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 37s  min/mile

I had a horribl, horrible day running. This run is split in two parts (1.5 miles before the bike / 1.5 miles after the bike). I could tell during the first run that I didn't have it. My legs were heavy and I actually considered DNFing when I got to my bike. I ran the first run a full minute slower than last year. The second run was even worse. I felt ok for .5 mile. After the first aid station I stopped and threw up on the side of the road...walked a few feet....and threw up a couple more times. That was pretty much it as I just had to survive the rest of the run by running about 8:00 miles. Horrible. My second run was 2 minutes slower than last years! Pathetic. I've learned my'll never happen again. Next year I get back to dominating people on the run.
Post race
Event comments:

Well, this concludes my 2006 race season. It wasn't great by any means. I lost 1st place in my age group today by 5 seconds...I guess that minute and half in someones front yard throwing up hurt after all. Looking back I realized that my diet the day before the race was this: Sausage McMuffin for breakfast, pizza and hot wings for lunch, a meatball sub for dinner, and no breakfast on race day. That was smart.

I raced 6 times this year and placed in my age group only twice. That's not what I'm used to. Next year I recommit myself mind and body to racing. I hate losing. I hate it; I'm better than this.

Last updated: 2006-08-05 12:00 AM
00:07:02 | 400 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/309
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:38:21 | 12 miles | 18.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/309
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:50 | 03 miles | 07m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 0/309
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 4

2006-08-28 9:58 AM

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