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Hendersonville, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 11m 34s
Overall Rank = 33/310
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/11
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:40am Ate 2 small bagels with honey. Drank 20oz of water. Drove 2 hours to Hendersonville, TN. Racked bike. Signed in and got my timing chip. 1 Gu gel at 7am.
Event warmup:

Walked 1/2 mile to lake and swam 50 yds.
  • 09m 1s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 15s / 100 yards

I started 106 out of 310. I took a fist to the face in the first 100 yds by a young racer. He kept apologizing while he was swimming. It really threw my rythmm off. After about another 100 yds of thrashing I started getting it back. Finished strong. The first swim to run transition time was added to the swim time.
What would you do differently?:

I entered this race with a slow swim time so I could chase people. It ended up backfiring because I passed 6 people in the first 100 yards on the swim but I ended up getting punched in the face while swimming by a slower swimmer.
Transition 1
  • 01m 1s

Very smooth with running shoes off and bike shoes and helmet on.
What would you do differently?:

  • 36m 24s
  • 12 miles
  • 19.78 mile/hr

I had a really good, solid ride. The course was very technical with a lot of turns and those hills. I was able to stay aero on my road bike on the downhills and picked up a lot of speed for going back up the next hill. Only one TT bike passed me and I passed him back on the next hill. I passed a lot of people on the hills.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 54s

Almost ran out with my bike helmet on.
What would you do differently?:

Unclip the helmet after getting off the bike so I don't forget to take it off.
  • 24m 12s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 04s  min/mile

The first run was very hilly and I was still trying to burp from drinking lake water. By the second run it was getting a lot hotter out. My times were still about what I run 3 miles in.
What would you do differently?:

I had a lot left at the end. I kind of started my last kick a little late. I need to work on getting faster on my running.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of water. Talked to SpecialK and Steve. My named got called for 3rd place in age group but they had me in the wrong age group. I did the honest thing and straightened them out. Ended up 4th in my age group by only 14 seconds.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I did my first Olympic distance tri last Sunday and a bike wreck 2 weeks ago so I was both sore and tired.

Event comments:

As my last tri of the year I went in with the attitude give it everything you got. This ended up being the best race of this year. I know what I need to work on in the off season. It's now Thursday and I'm still tired from Saturday's race. Taking a 5 day weekend to recooperate.

Last updated: 2006-08-31 12:00 AM
00:09:01 | 400 yards | 02m 15s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 90/310
Performance: Average
Course: small rectangle in lake marked with orange buoys
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:01
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:36:24 | 12 miles | 19.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 25/310
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back around the lake on rural roads. The course was very hilly with lots of turns.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:12 | 03 miles | 08m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 50/310
Performance: Average
Course: Course was two 1.5 mile runs. Very hilly on the first and flatter with rollers on the second.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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

2006-08-31 11:58 AM

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