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Lake Lanier Island, Georgia
United States
Georgia MultiSports Productions
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 20m 41s
Overall Rank = 161/646
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 20/50
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early and had the typical morning routine. Drove to the race site with no issues. Since there was bike check and number tattoos, it was a very slick morning. Had lots of time to relax in transition.
Event warmup:

Walked the LONG walk to the start line and swam a very small amount in the water to get adjusted to the temperature. Felt pretty good.
  • 08m 34s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

Great swim. Open water has been great this year. I feel more and more confident in each race.
What would you do differently?:

Not much that I would do differently. I do need to get a little more calm when feet are right in front of my face. My breathing and pulse jump when that happens.
Transition 1
  • 04m 4s

This SUCKED!!! The swim time was longer along with the T1 time because of the race layout. There was a quarter mile run across a bridge/dock and up a huge hill after exiting the water.
What would you do differently?:

Relax more and not let the hill get into my head. I knew it was coming but it still killed me. Again, I need more practice in T1.
  • 39m 31s
  • 13 miles
  • 19.74 mile/hr

Killed the bike segment. Great course. I still have more that I can push, but it was definitely one of my best ever bike splits. I really hit the gas hard based on what I learned from the race a month ago.
What would you do differently?:

Still continue to push the limits and learn to go harder. There is more gas in the tank than a I ever thought.
Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

Much better T2. This is getting much better and I'm feeling more comfortable.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I need to practice this, but I need to focus on T1 more than T2.
  • 27m 15s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 27s  min/km

Great run for me! Again pushed myself harder than I ever have and it paid off. One of the best 5k times for me ever. Not just in triathlon.
What would you do differently?:

Keep working on my speed. For the first time in my races, my run didn't cause be to be dropped way back in the pack.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and stretched. Grabbed some food. I finished so early the pizza wasn't there yet. Tried to stay in the shade as much as possible.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Keep training and pushing each time. I keep getting faster and faster with each race. I feel like I completely fulfilled what I was capable of right now. I know I will be faster though.

Event comments:

Great course and very fun race. Something does need to be done about T1. That's a killer! Way too early to have to go through something like that!. I highly recommend this race to someone that is interested in triathlon.

Last updated: 2016-02-08 12:00 AM
00:08:34 | 400 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/50
Overall: 0/646
Performance: Good
Suit: TYR Torque Elite
Course: Clockwise Rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:39:31 | 13 miles | 19.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/50
Overall: 0/646
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 64
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:15 | 05 kms | 05m 27s  min/km
Age Group: 27/50
Overall: 0/646
Performance: Good
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2016-09-25 10:58 PM

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