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Warm Springs, Virginia
United States
Set-up, Inc
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 19m 10s
Overall Rank = 36/250
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/17
Pre-race routine:

I had my yogurt and coffee for breakfast, along with a bananna. We checked out of the Rose Loe motel (clean and servicable, but nothing to write home about). Howeverm the convenience store/deli right up the road has an amazing selection of Belgian beer.....Belgian beer in the hinterlands of Virginia....How cool!!!
It was actually a little chilly and I paced about wishng I had brought a long-sleeved shirt. I got marked and chipped and set up my TA. The site is really compactly laid-out and convenient to set up. The lake water was a little warmer than the air early on, and it was pretty cool to watch the little whisps of steam rise up off the lake.
Event warmup:

I got to chat a bit with a few folks I know from other races, including a guy who is moving from MTB racing to tris. I got suited up and paddled around in the lake a bit.
  • 15m 28s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster and try to get out of the meelee
Transition 1
  • 01m 5s

I need to practice the "shoes on bike" transition
  • 36m 39s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 20.35 mile/hr

I had a pretty good bike. I only got passed by 2 people
What would you do differently?:

maybe I could have been a little more agressive on the first/last hill
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

Had a little trouble with the tungue of my left shoe, but my new Nikes are really nice to run in without socks.
  • 25m 1s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 04s  min/mile

Here's where the wheels fell off. I hav not done enough brick workouts this Spring and it really showed here. I was onehurt pup on the last hill, and it was on the last hill that the third place guy pipped me.....Damnit!
What would you do differently?:

Mo' bricks
Post race
Warm down:

Ate BBQ and listened to the blurgrass band. Petted a bunch of dogs. 'twas grand.

Event comments:

Great race

Last updated: 2007-06-25 12:00 AM
00:15:28 | 820 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/17
Overall: 55/250
Performance: Below average
This was the most crowded, washing machine, rugby scrum swim start I have ever been in. I was in a big wave, and it looks like I did not position myself very well. I was running into people until well after the first bouy. This slowed me down a good bit.
Suit: full wetsuit
Course: Rectangular course with one leg going right strainght into the sun. I mistook a bright yellow kayak for the corner bouy and swam a pretty crooked line for that leg.It was not my best swim ever by a long shot
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:05
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:36:39 | 12.43 miles | 20.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/17
Overall: 20/250
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:58
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:01 | 03.1 miles | 08m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/17
Overall: 58/250
Performance: Below average
Course: Hillly out-and-back
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-06-25 9:31 AM

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