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Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Magic Sports
70F / 21C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 24m 11s
Overall Rank = 1/6
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 1/6
Pre-race routine:

Ate my oatmeal and banana, drove to the race. Drank a bottle of water while waiting
Event warmup:

Rode about 1/4 mile
Swim
  • 09m 21s
  • 1500 meters
  • 37s / 100 meters
Transition 1
  • 03m 12s
Comments:

Ran the whole way into T1 and knee felt fine. Sat down and suit stuck on heels a bit, but nothing too bad.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Bike
  • 1h 11m 38s
  • 40 kms
  • 33.50 km/hr
Comments:

Ride went very well. I wasn’t ‘feeling great this morning, but flew through the swim and headed out on the bike. Didn’t feet great on the hills, but kept it in the big chainring and felt better by the first turnaround. Flew back into the stadium to start lap 2. Both laps were almost identical in time, within 10 sec of each other. Kept it manageable on the uphillls, and pushed coming back down them.
What would you do differently?:

No thing. Was about 6 min faster than last year on the same course. Very pleased with it.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and ate a bit. Luckily, was able to sneak my bike out to transition as soon as I finished, so didn’t have to wait around too long. I won the aqua bike overall, but didn’t;’ wait around for prizes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing

Event comments:

Great hometown race. The current in the river was huge this morning. My times in the race vary between 9 and 18 mins though. I was glad it was quick today. The bike was great for me. Well organized, great post-race spread nad food.




Last updated: 2024-06-02 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:09:21 | 1500 meters | 37s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 0/6
Performance:
Suit: Short sleeve
Course: Down current swim in the Cumberland, jumping off the general Jackson boat. I was the first one in the water, and had great visibility the whole way. Sited well, the current was STRONG!!! The Sprint racers were jumping off the dock for a 300yd swim, and I was passed by only 1 person from when I started until I made it to the dock. Was tired by the end and form was waivering, but I stayed very straight and on course. Breast stroked a bit towards the end but with teh current, was still flying. 8 min faster than last year.
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:12
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
01:11:38 | 40 kms | 33.50 km/hr
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 0/6
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 2 loop out and back. Rolling hills
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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