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Clemson, South Carolina
United States
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68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 12m 43s
Overall Rank = 14/138
Age Group = F 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/16
Pre-race routine:

Ate one and a half bagels with cream cheese. Drank two cups of coffee. Left house at 5:45am
Event warmup:

wam for about 15 minutes before race start.
  • 14m 40s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

This was a really good swim for me. I felt good in the water and I felt good out of the water. This is the lowest I have placed on a swim, yet I felt like it was my best swim. So I am still very happy with my performance even though my placement was low.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m 56s

Tried 3 times to get my a sock on. Kept missing my foot! But I got it rolled down, all was good.
What would you do differently?:

Not miss my foot.
  • 31m 14s
  • 11 miles
  • 21.13 mile/hr

Felt good on the bike. I rode aggressively trying to catch females. Unfortunately, I didn't catch that many (I counted 5). I know this is my strength so I try to my best to pass as many folks as possible before the run.
What would you do differently?:

I probably should back off to save someting for the run. But cycling is sooo much fun and I do love to go fast.
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

T2 was a blur. This was my fastest transition yet. I racked the bike, slid out of my shoes slid on my running flats and grabbed my number.
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to dismount with the shoes on the bike.
  • 25m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 06s  min/mile

I had a side-stitch from the start, but was able to breathe through it. I really suffered on this run. I felt like I was giving it everything I had. So I was very disappointed with my time. I honestly thought that if the finish line was 200 ft further, I would have puked. I tried pumping my arms, I felt like I was running with a good kick. I was absolutely wiped out at the finish.
What would you do differently?:

I have absolutely no idea. Maybe not ride 51 miles two days before a race.
Post race
Warm down:

Gasped and mingled.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think I'm just tired. This is the most agressive race schedule I've ever attempted. It has been three months since my last true recovery (not race) week. I have another sprint next Sunday. I am going to modify my training schedule to include more rest this week so I can recover for my A races.

Event comments:

Clemson is a deep fielded race. When I saw my overall finish at the site, I was ok with it because I did drop two minutes from my time last year. I know this is an incredibly competivie field. But when I saw my run time, I was upset. I KNOW I can do better than that. It was a huge opportunity to move up in the rankings if I had just put in an average run performance for myself. But that was all I could do today. I know in my heart that I raced as fast as I could today. My poor body just needs a little rest. So I am pleased with my effort and very happy that I improved my overall time from last year.

Last updated: 2007-03-15 12:00 AM
00:14:40 | 820 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/16
Overall: 20/138
Performance: Good
Suit: Pearl Izumi Tri Top/Zoot Tri Shorts
Course: Triangular counter-clockwise swim.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:31:14 | 11 miles | 21.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/16
Overall: 5/138
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: 11 mile loop with one steep climb at mile 3. The rest was all rolling hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 00:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:12 | 03.11 miles | 08m 06s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/16
Overall: 36/138
Performance: Below average
Course: Supposedly an out and back 5K. Most folks thought it was a bit longer than 5K. Rolling hills.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-05-12 7:51 PM

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Simpsonville, SC
Subject: Clemson Triathlon

2007-05-12 8:09 PM
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Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Clemson Triathlon
Nice evaluation and strong race,  way to give it what you have.  good luck in your training this week and next weeks race.
2007-05-12 8:50 PM
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Subject: RE: Clemson Triathlon
Good race. You were really flying on the bike. At least Lake Murray is on a Sunday and we can get another day between Clemson and it. Good luck.
2007-05-12 11:01 PM
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Subject: RE: Clemson Triathlon
Just found this feature of BT. Pretty cool!

I also thought I was going to toss cookies after the run. For some reason I just felt like it took a while for me to turn over from bike to run, and the course was fairly challenging, IMHO. Awesome transitions and great performance!

I think we may have seen you after the race, but I'm not sure. My wife and I were walking back to the car with our daughter, and she was saying "'Scuse me, mommy..." and someone that I thought resembles your profile pic was there and heard her. Hopefully the few of us can at least meet and say hello at Lake Murray. I know Eric, so maybe he can be the go-between for some of us.

See you then, and train smart this week!
2007-05-13 6:49 AM
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In my bunk with new shoes and purple sweats.
Subject: RE: Clemson Triathlon
Awesome performance. Take a day off and get a massage. Seems like you and the podium are becoming good friends. Congratulations.
2007-05-13 1:16 PM
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Athens, Ga.
Subject: RE: Clemson Triathlon
Girl, you were flying! And I'd have to agree with the run course seeming a little longer than a 5K, but it wasn't too bad. Enjoy resting this week, and Lake Murray next week!

2007-05-13 2:59 PM
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Greenville, SC
Subject: RE: Clemson Triathlon
Way to go kid! That T1 and T2 time is awesome! You were absolutely flying out there! Good luck at Lake Murray and go fast!
2007-05-14 2:09 PM
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Subject: RE: Clemson Triathlon
My GPS said 3.16 miles...probably not terribly accurate though.
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