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Davidson, North Carolina
United States
Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge
78F / 26C
Sunny
Total Time = 08m
Overall Rank = 48/251
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 5/19
Pre-race routine:

Out of bed and ate my typical race day breakfast

Got to the site at 6:45. I had not raced this last year and the transition area was different. The chip pickup and marking were in the place where TA was. Got oriented, everything setup and was good to go. I knew I was coming down with a virus from my wife to boot.
Event warmup:

Did a brief run and activation warmup. Managed a quick swim with Jimmy Johnson actually and came out of the water a little cold.
Swim
  • 11m 7s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards
Comments:

My time looks horrible but it was 2nd in the age group - the swim was just plain rough. Largest age group by far and I never found a rhythm Surprised my time relative to AG is good
What would you do differently?:

Wetsuit would have been great - no clue it would legal - the temp dropped several degrees overnight
Transition 1
  • 00m 9s
Comments:

Broke my aero helmet - I had never used these sunglasses with this helmet in a race - heard a big crunch and broke the thing
Bike
  • 37m 43s
  • 13 miles
  • 20.68 mile/hr
Comments:

Got to racing with some folks including up some hills - thought it might be better than this
What would you do differently?:

Bike has been interesting all year - it has been worse than last year and in general worse on my new wheelset even though I like the wheelset a ton.
Transition 2
  • 40m
Comments:

Fast transition
Run
  • 24m 38s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 56s  min/km
Comments:

Nice run and a great morning for a run
What would you do differently?:

Given the lack of running and coming off a piriformis injury this is to be expected. I was easy over a minute faster in the spring. Which would have put me on the podium.
Post race
Warm down:

Got my times and then ate some BBQ

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Knew I was getting sick plus coming off an injury - I almost did not show up this morning given how my head was feeling. The virus would kick in after the race pretty hard

Event comments:

I did not race it last year when Jimmy Johnson put his name on it; it is still a fun race. The swim course could be better. Great weather and great post race atmosphere.

Fun race and one that I enjoy




Last updated: 2015-09-01 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:11:07 | 500 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/19
Overall: 0/251
Performance: Below average
Suit:
Course: rectangle - with a pretty nice run to transition
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
T1
Time: 00:09
Performance:
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
No
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike:
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
Biking
00:37:43 | 13 miles | 20.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/19
Overall: 0/251
Performance: Good
HR says 146
Wind:
Course: bunch of hill climbs for this area
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 89
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
T2
Time: 40:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:24:38 | 05 kms | 04m 56s  min/km
Age Group: 10/19
Overall: 0/251
Performance:
HR says 158
Course: flat and scenic at the end
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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