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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 32m 57s
Overall Rank = 12/97
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/6
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 330, drove 2.5 hrs to the race
Event warmup:

Rode about 2 miles and stood around waiting for the 1/2 iron to start. Everything was running late, as usual for one of Kevin’s races
  • 26m 23s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 46s / 100 meters

Good steady swim. Never pushed. Navigated pretty well, got a little off as I was getting tired near the end. Overall, very good
Transition 1
  • 03m 59s

Got ther suit unzipped quickly, and had another 3 min run up the hill to T1. By the time I got to T1, I had forgotten all about it. I was a half mile into the bike when I noticed something flapping in the wind, and realized I never pulled it off. I had left it pulled down to my waist. I just tucked it into my shorts waistband and rode on.
What would you do differently?:

Take off the damn suit! Other than that, I got up the long climb to T1 well, everything else went smoothly
  • 1h 11m
  • 40 kms
  • 33.80 km/hr

I did get to wear the swimskin during the entire ride. I really don’t think it affected my time much, though, and my crotch felt much better having another layer! I didn’t push as hard, as I was wanting to save a little for the run. Kept it constant and smoioth
What would you do differently?:

I would’ve pushed just a bit harder
Transition 2
  • 01m 28s

Went pretty well. I came into the grassy chute behind some guy that was walking and I couldn’t get around him. Probably cost me 5 sec, but otherwise it went well.
  • 50m 9s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 01s  min/km

I felt good going out for the first 2 miles, then fatigue set in and I slowed a good bit. Never pushed too hard
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around for 15 min, got snack bag, and packed up for the drive home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training, especially run training.

Event comments:

I’ve done this race 6-7 times over the years, as I love the location. The last 3 times, it has started late - almost 30 min late this year, and there was no explanation for it. They also had timing issues again this year - it took 5 days to get results. ESM has been doing this long enough to have the kinks worked out, yet they continue to seem amateurish. Team Magic puts on better races. I’ll keep doing this just because of the location, but it could be better.

Last updated: 2020-08-10 12:00 AM
00:26:23 | 1500 meters | 01m 46s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/6
Overall: 10/97
Performance: Good
Suit: SwimSkin
Course: Rectangle in the lake
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:59
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:11:00 | 40 kms | 33.80 km/hr
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 18/97
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back on rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:28
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:50:09 | 10 kms | 05m 01s  min/km
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 23/97
Performance: Average
Course: LOLLIPOP course, rolling hills
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2020-08-21 4:38 PM

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