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Huntington, Tennessee
United States
Above the Fold Events
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 24m 28s
Overall Rank = 12/71
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/
Pre-race routine:

Ate my oatmeal, drove 1:40 min to the race. Got set up in transition, adn was ready to go
Event warmup:

swam abuot 100 m
  • 29m 55s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 59s / 100 meters

Swim went well for the most part. Started off strong, was the first in our wave to the turn buoy after a couple of hunbdred yards. Kept it nice and steady adn felt great all down the back stratch of hte swim. Turned left, looking dead into the sun, and couldn't see the next buoy. I had caught the younger wave that had started 3 min ahead. I followed them and after another 100-150 yards, I realized I was way off course. Had to make a 45deg turn to get back to the bupy that I could now see. Other than that, which cost me some time, I thought the swim went very well. I pushed comfortably hard the whole way. Swam in a straight line for the most part, I just picked the wrong line for a bit.
What would you do differently?:

Take more time and find the buoy!
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

Decent T1. Short run up from the water. Couldn't get helmet fastened for 3-4 sec, but pretty fast T1. 12th fastest T1, and could've shaved 5 sec off easily
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 04m 38s
  • 20.55 miles
  • 19.08 mile/hr

The course was terrible. Horrible pavement the entire way. Lots of twists and turns, with loose gravel in the corners, so you had to be very conservative. Several big downhills that ended abruptly in a 90 degree turn. And it was short by about 4 miles. I about got ejected off aeorbars several times in the first half of the ride. I stayed upright for most of hte second half. IF I do this one again, I will ride road bike for safety purposes
What would you do differently?:

ride the road bike, not the tri bike
Transition 2
  • 00m 48s

This went well
What would you do differently?:

  • 47m 51s
  • 10 kms
  • 04m 47s  min/km

The run went pretty well. Not great. Very hilly course, I did walk a couple of the bugger uphills.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

walked around a bit, drank some thing adn got a snack

What limited your ability to perform faster:

rough pavement was the biggest problem

Event comments:

The race was fine. Above the Fold always puts on a great race. The venue was nice, lots of parking, Transition close to the water. The bike course was terrible though. Bad pavement the entire route, lots of twists and turns, and not really knowing the course, I couldn't take advantage of the downhills because I often couldn't see around the curves to know what was ahead. There were a couple of big downhills with a sharp turn at the bottom. Several curves with loose gravel in the road, too. Pavement was so rough I had a hard time staying in aerobars, as I was afraid of getting bounced off. Run was tough but fair. pot race spread was great.

Last updated: 2019-09-14 12:00 AM
00:29:55 | 1500 meters | 01m 59s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 23/71
Performance: Good
Suit: swim skin
Course: rectangle in the lake. Very sunny
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:04:38 | 20.55 miles | 19.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 16/71
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: weird loop around tonw. Constant rolling hills, terrible pavement, not a good course
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:48
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:47:51 | 10 kms | 04m 47s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 12/71
Performance: Average
Course: Weird out and back with 2 loops
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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