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Peachtree City, GA
United States
Total Time = 1h 26m 28s
Overall Rank = 339/485
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Freaked out because we didn't bring directions and my helpful (but geographically challenged friend) caused us to go 30 miles out of the way. I ended up at the race at 7:05 (start 7:30). The volunteers rocked! They took my bicyle and set it up in the transition area while I registered and got me to the swim start with minutes to spare. Needless to say, I had no time to panic about the swim.
Event warmup:

Running around like a chicken with it's head cut off
  • 18m 50s
  • 500 yards
  • 03m 46s / 100 yards

I know looking at the time it doesn't seem that amazing but it was an excellent swim nonetheless. I wasn't tired at all and besides going off course a couple of times I was very pleased. Did lose my watch though.
Glad Tom (Tplauche) started with me, although he smoked me it was good to have a friendly face to start next to.
What would you do differently?:

Now that I have my endurance, I need to work on time.
Transition 1
  • 03m 32s

Seems like a very slow T1, I took my time and didn't rush. Lots of hydration before the bike.
  • 42m 37s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 17.46 mile/hr

The first 6 miles of the bike leg seemed to take forever. I got passed several times but wasn't afraid to pass a few myself. Felt confident on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Ride a road bike :)
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s

gotta remember to double-tie my shoes or get some more yankz.
  • 30m 10s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 44s  min/mile

I could tell I hadn't been bricking enough. Very slow to get my running legs going. I was huffing it by the end but the start really hurt my time.
What would you do differently?:

more bricks and more speed drills
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around for a few minutes to get my heart rate down admiring my awesome new medal :)
Enjoyed meeting all my fellow BT-ers (tplauche and Motivated). I cannot believe how much these guys rocked and this is only their second event. Way to go guys :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I wasn't really in a competition mind frame. I really didn't push myself at all like I have done in the past

Event comments:

This is the best, most organized race I've done this season.
I'd rank them as follows
1. PTC-Tri
2. Hilton Head Suntrust Sprint
3. Carrollton sprint
4. Sweetwater Park Sprint

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Last updated: 2004-08-28 12:00 AM
00:18:50 | 500 yards | 03m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/485
Performance: Good
Suit: tri suit
Course: L-shaped
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 03:32
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:42:37 | 12.4 miles | 17.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/485
Performance: Good
Course: Winding course through a subdivision. Several hills but none that made me leave the seat.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:21
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:10 | 03.1 miles | 09m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/485
Course: golf cart paths, many rolling hills
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2004-08-30 2:28 PM

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Marietta, GA
Subject: PTC-TRI

2004-08-30 3:51 PM
in reply to: #55328

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Kennesaw, GA
Subject: RE: PTC-TRI
Fun race Amy. I enjoyed meeting you and your friend.

The race later in the season that we couldn't remember the name of is in Crandall, GA, On Oct 3rd
Here is a link to it.
2004-08-30 4:13 PM
in reply to: #55372

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Marietta, GA
Subject: RE: PTC-TRI
Thanks for the link.
I talked to a guy who trains with me here at Emory and he's all up for it.

Did you look at the lake temps? Think we'd need wetsuits?

Good luck with Tugaloo. I'll be thinking about you guys while I'm sipping mimosas pregame
2004-08-30 4:30 PM
in reply to: #55328

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Kennesaw, GA
Subject: RE: PTC-TRI
Water temp was 66,67, & 78 over the past 3 years. Yeah, I'd want a wet suit. Or..... do one a little earlier before it gets cool say....Tugaloo.
2004-08-31 9:56 AM
in reply to: #55389

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Marietta, Ga
Subject: RE: PTC-TRI

Congratulations on a great race! It was great to finally meet you. Sounds like the Atlanta contingent is now a hard core group of dedicated triathletes. I look forward to seeing you at future events. We need to stay in touch and organize more group workouts.

Stay motivated!

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