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Max Performance Triathlon Series Race #4 - TriathlonSprint

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
United States
Max Performance
62F / 17C
Total Time = 58m 27s
Overall Rank = 2/106
Age Group = Overall
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Drank 1 chocolate Ensure 3 hours before race and ate a Snickers marathon bar on the way there and drank a Diet Mt. Dew. Said Hi to everyone and Matt, a friend of mine, drove the bike course with me to check out the bad gravel spots. Listened to some music in the car to settle the nerves.
Event warmup:

Ran a little over a mile warmup (my usual) then went into the pool and swam about 300 meters warm up to get the shoulders all ready.
  • 05m 27s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 22s / 100 yards

Swim felt very good. I was very surprised at my swim time. I felt as though I swam comfortably hard and was surprised at my time when I got out of the pool!

The guy who won the race knocked off a 4:30 swim... this and T1 is where I lost the race.
What would you do differently?:

I probably could have gone a little harder in the pool... but if I had, I may not have had it at the end of the race.
Transition 1
  • 00m 41s

T1 went a little slower than normal because I knew I had to wear socks for my race running shoes. Compared to the guy who won, I took 20 extra seconds to put on socks.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe put Body Glide on my feet before the swim and just sucked it up and been resigned to the fact I was going to get a blister. But considering I have a HIM the next weekend, I wasn't willing to take that risk.
  • 31m 42s
  • 12 miles
  • 22.71 mile/hr

1st overall on the bike!!!! Whoo Hoo! I felt very strong on the bike and everyone kept coming up to me and saying how I just dropped the field. Gotta be the new Zipps! :)
What would you do differently?:

Have tested the gearing again before the race. The gearing was off so I could either be really low or really high in gear.
Transition 2
  • 00m 30s

Overall a bad transition. I should have been out in < 20 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

I needed to ride all the way to the dismount area. I jumped off the bike too soon. I also racked my bike on the wrong rack then had to go back and put it on the correct rack.
  • 19m 37s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 19s  min/mile

I felt pretty bad throughout the run! When i saw my splits, I nearly fell off my chair! I PR'd my 5K time!!!! I knew I was being chased down the whole time and thought for sure he would catch me. I ended up finishing first by over a minute... but unfortunately, I needed to win by over 2:10 to win the race. Just not enough.
What would you do differently?:

Can't really have done much of anything better. Maybe run a little harder the 2nd half, but I pretty much gave it all I had.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched my legs a bit and sat down to get my HR back down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I had my best day and still got beat. Simply put, I was beaten by a better, faster guy that day. Considering the fact that the winner and I were the only two people under 1 hour out of 100 people, it was a pretty competitive race.... and he was just simply better than I was.

Event comments:

Headfirst Performance put on a great race! They are always a LOT of fun, it's good to see all the newbies out there for the first time. Lots of things to snack on after the race too. Good day overall and congrats to Lewis Jackson who won the race. You're a heck of a triathlete!

Last updated: 2007-05-18 12:00 AM
00:05:27 | 400 yards | 01m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/106
Performance: Good
The swim was 5:27 when I got out of the pool. The time it took me to get from the pool to the first timing mat had me at 5:55. My PR in the swim!!!!!
Suit: Training Studio Tri Suit
Course: Pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 00:41.2
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:42 | 12 miles | 22.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 1/106
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Very hilly. Out and back.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:30.5
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:37 | 03.11 miles | 06m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 3/106
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly, part on gravel.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-05-18 11:01 AM

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