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Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
Race Day Events
78F / 26C
Total Time = 50m 1s
Overall Rank = 43/368
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/18
Pre-race routine:

Spent the night in Knoxville. I didn't sleep well. I got to the race with plenty of time. Picked up my chip. I ate 1 bagel and 1 bottle of water 5am, honey 30 mins. before race and 1 gel 10 mins. before race.
Event warmup:

Swam 200m
  • 08m 15s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

I thought I had swum a lot faster than my time. I drafted when I could but I couldn't get a good rhythm down. I was stressed about starting in the front.
What would you do differently?:

Start farther back in line.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Included with the bike time. I had a horrible T1. I wear a BreathRite strip and I lost it. Had to open another one. I lost about 30 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

I've got to get setup a little different.
  • 20m 49s
  • 6 miles
  • 17.29 mile/hr

After I got on the bike I had a really fast ride. I passed about 30 people and got passed by 2.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m

T2 included with run time. I was very fast in T2. Maybe 15 sec.
What would you do differently?:

Went perfect
  • 20m 58s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 59s  min/mile

I could have pushed a little harder but I was saving myself for the last big hill that I walked up last year. This year I flew up it.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

After taking out the 7 realy teams ahead of me I finished in 36th place. I was 3 mins. faster than last year. A better nights sleep..sucky swim.

Event comments:

Race Day Events is so unorganized. They changed the swim placement 3 times. There was suppose to be no moving in the swim line. Day of race they announced move if you want to. Cut off was 300 racers..they let in 368. 8 bikes to a rack was jammed in. Awards were delayed about 2 hours. I was given 2nd place award when I was suppose to get 3rd place. The Delta Delta Delta girls were great!!! Raised a lot of money for East TN Children Hospital.

Last updated: 2007-04-26 12:00 AM
00:08:15 | 437 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 116/368
Performance: Below average
Course: Outdoor pool swim, snake through 8 lanes of 50m pool
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:20:49 | 06 miles | 17.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 40/368
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Winding roads through UT campus
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:20:58 | 03 miles | 06m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 62/368
Performance: Good
Course: Very hilly run through UT campus.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-04-26 8:32 AM

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Crossville, TN
Subject: TriDeltaThon

2007-04-26 10:16 AM
in reply to: #777289

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Subject: RE: TriDeltaThon
You're right, RaceDayEvents is at best a 3rd rate race company. Still, they put on most of the races local to East TN, so I guess we're kinda stuck. I too was annoyed with the swim re-shuffle. Just pick a policy and stick with it.

Good job on the race. Are you planning to do anymore of their events?
2007-04-26 11:13 AM
in reply to: #777289

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Crossville, TN
Subject: RE: TriDeltaThon
Unfortunately, maybe 3 or 4 more. Foothills sprint, Alcoa sprint, Fall Creek Falls Oly, and maybe Atomic Man HIM.
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