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Annie Oakley Buffalo Bill Super Sprint - Triathlon

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Memphis, Tennessee
United States
Total Time = 1h 39m 19s
Overall Rank = 148/151
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 11/13
Pre-race routine:

Local Race: Got up, dressed, and drove the 40 mins to the site with a boost carton, a bagel and PB while listening to an audio book to try to calm the nerves.
Event warmup:

The usual: Tons of nervous pacing and overthinking. First event since 2016, and the nerves were running high.
  • 14m 40s
  • 440 yards
  • 03m 20s / 100 yards

Had my first OW panic attack. Purely mental on my part. I only had the chance to get in the pool 3x before with the last one being a forced 500 to be sure I could even go the distance. between "I'm not ready", and "That's too ^%*&ing far", I psyched myself out. If there was a choice worse than bad, I'd choose that.
What would you do differently?:

Need to be better prepared
Transition 1
  • 03m 59s

T1 went as expected. I planned for 4:00 due to lack of practice. Other than completing the race, this is the only set goal that I had that I actually accomplished.
  • 40m 25s
  • 8 miles
  • 11.88 mile/hr

I had hoped to avg about 14mph. Nope.
What would you do differently?:

Training time.
Transition 2
  • 02m 12s

In and out, no shoe change, so was hoping for faster.
What would you do differently?:

Really, nothing
  • 38m 4s
  • 2 miles
  • 19m 02s  min/mile

Never planned to run. Did get some short bursts in, including finishing.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Took stuff to van, got my times, headed home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Starting again after 3 years. Wife suggested the race about 2 months beforehand, so getting back up to speed was not an option. Trained to survive/finish.

The swim is what really killed me on this. I've never had OW panic attacks before, but I got in my own head, and that's all she wrote. I ended up swimming with my head out of the water the entire time. After exiting the water, I was beyond dizzy and was veering left (something new!). It took longer to get to T1 because I had to keep reorienting myself.

After jumping on the bike, I just couldn't relax. My heart rate stayed above 150 for most of the ride. I didn't start to calm down until mile 5 (of 8). The gentle rollers got me too, but my climbing sucks as there's no where truly local for me to train hills.

During the walk, my pulse was still unusually high (for me), and I started hearing my pulse in my ears. For me, this is a tell-tale that my BP is also spiking, so I backed way off and just went for the finish.

A friend was wanting to run another event with my next month. I think I am going to nope out of that one, especially since it was my last race 3 years ago, and I am NOT. READY. I'll stick with my plan of training through, continue losing weight (down 14 so far) and go for the PR trifecta next season.

Last updated: 2019-06-20 12:00 AM
00:14:40 | 440 yards | 03m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 136/151
Performance: Bad
Course: Isosceles triangle. the distance between the 2 buoys was roughly half the distance from the buoys to the shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:40:25 | 08 miles | 11.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 137/151
Performance: Below average
Course: Loop
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Bad
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:12
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:38:04 | 02 miles | 19m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 150/151
Performance: Bad
Course: Out 'N Back
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 1
Physical exertion [1-5] 1
Good race? No
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2019-06-24 7:29 AM

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Across the river from Memphis, Tennessee
Subject: Annie Oakley Buffalo Bill Super Sprint

2019-06-29 1:31 PM
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brummie land
Subject: RE: Annie Oakley Buffalo Bill Super Sprint

webfoot! you got back on it!!!! i am in beer drinkers group if you want to join in, instead of the weight loss group which  itthink has vanished. 


well done pal!

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