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Fall Creek Falls Olympic Triathlon - Triathlon

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Pikeville, Tennessee
United States
Endurance Sports Management
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 30m 51s
Overall Rank = 3/60
Age Group = 1
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Area banana, drove 2.5 hours to the race. Ate some oatmeal in the car
Event warmup:

  • 27m 31s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 50s / 100 meters

Started out strong. Was at the front for the first ~400m or so. As I fatigued, my navigation dipped a bit and I was zigzagging around too much. NBever pushed too hard, but kept it comfortably hard the whole way. Above average, but not my best swim
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 03m 37s

Long fun uphill from the lake. I passed 5-6 people at least. Got suit off, and into helmet and shoes smoothly and was gone. 2nd fastest T1 overall
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 09m 59s
  • 40 kms
  • 34.29 km/hr

Never pushed, but kept it comfortably hard. Very strong, consistent ride
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 8s

Went smoothly. 2ndfastest T2 overall
What would you do differently?:

  • 48m 37s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 52s  min/km

I was a little disappointed with the run. I felt good coming off the bike. First mile was 7:20, although it’s almost all downhill. A volunteer told me I was in third place as I entered the woods, which gave me a jolt of adrenaline and nerves. I slowed some coming in, but kept a steady effort, and pushed all the way til the end. I knew there were some guys coming behind me that I could see on some switch backs. Only got passed by 1 young guy. With the shade, and by taking it a little easier on the bike, I was hoping to run around a 46min 10K
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around the race site, ate some fruit, and packed up for the drive home

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of speed training

Event comments:

The race and the course are great. The management of it was very lacking this year, though. There was only 1 person checking people in at registration, so there was a huge line. We had to start 20 min late to give everyone time to get checked in. Since the site is in the middle of nowehere, everyone travelled to the race, and we all had to travel home afterwards. Everyone wanted to get started to beat the heat and to get home quicker. They still waited 20 min between 20 min between starting the different races. I thought they should’ve cut that to 10 min. Then the awards ceremonies were delayed by at least 30 min, if not an hour for the Oly and Endurance events. I would have liked to have stuck around for the awards, but I had been waiting for an hour already when they announced that it would be ANOTHER hour before the awards. I felt that was excessive. Other than Kevin, I only saw the 1 person at Registration and no other support staff. That is my only complaint about the race though. The course is great, location is beautiful, weather wasn’t too hot this year.

Last updated: 2019-08-06 12:00 AM
00:27:31 | 1500 meters | 01m 50s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 6/60
Performance: Good
Rectangle around lake
Suit: SwinSkin
Course: Rectangle in lake
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:37
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:09:59 | 40 kms | 34.29 km/hr
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 6/60
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back with rolling hills the wholeway
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:48:37 | 10 kms | 04m 52s  min/km
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 6/60
Performance: Average
Course: Loop in and out of the woods, around the lake, with constant rolling hills
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? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2019-08-18 12:48 PM

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