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Augusta, Georgia
United States
World Triathlon Corporation
90F / 32C
Total Time = 5h 44m
Overall Rank = 504/2568
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 90/312
Pre-race routine:

Woke up around 5. Ate a bagel with peanut butter and honey. Drank coconut water. Head to bus pickup.
Event warmup:

  • 32m 19s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

Water temp to high for wetsuits. 1st time that has happened. 1st 200 yard was very crowded then it thinned out. There was a lot of seaweed. I kept having to pull it off me. Hard to sight when I was looking at the morning sun. I'm not a fast swimmer so I was pleased with my time.
What would you do differently?:

Train harder
Transition 1
  • 05m 18s

Long run from swim to bike
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 55m 10s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.18 mile/hr

Had to change course because of bridge construction which add 600 feet or so of elevation. Some of the road where in rough condition. On 2 or 3 down hills had 90 degree turns and then I was headed up hill...losing all momentum. Water stops were fine. Only needed the second one.
What would you do differently?:

Need more power
Transition 2
  • 04m 55s

Back was a little stiff. Had to sit down and change shoes.
  • 2h 06m 18s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 38s  min/mile

Course was flat. It was just VERY HOT - 90+. Water stations were good spots. Missed a couple of mile markers. Walked the water stops and poured water on me at every one.
What would you do differently?:

Run more in the heat
Post race
Warm down:

Massage, pizza, water and coke

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

No time clocks on race course except for finish line. I didn't wear a watch so had no clue of my times. Was lucky I PRed. Very tight in transition area. Would be nice to spread us out but I don't think that would be possible. Bike course had too many turns causing a lot of lost momentum.

Last updated: 2016-09-27 12:00 AM
00:32:19 | 2112 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/312
Overall: 0/2568
Performance: Average
Suit: NO
Course: Straight, nice current
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Time: 05:18
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
02:55:10 | 56 miles | 19.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/312
Overall: 0/2568
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Very hilly.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:55
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
02:06:18 | 13.1 miles | 09m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/312
Overall: 0/2568
Performance: Average
Course: Flat, a little shade
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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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