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Luray, Virginia
United States
Set-Up, Inc.
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 06m 36s
Overall Rank = 142/204
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 36/40
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, ate bagel and a oatmeal bar and cup of coffee. Then got in the care for about a 30 minute drive to the race.
Event warmup:

Set up my gear and then got in the water and swam just a little before my wave was set to go.
Swim
  • 30m 2s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards
Comments:

The swim was in a lake, a very nice one at that. I really enjoy the swim, I had a good swim and did not push it, but should have swam a little harder. I love the swim with the "fighting" for a place in the water.
What would you do differently?:

pushed a little more, but I allready said that
Transition 1
  • 02m 31s
Comments:

The time is a little misleading, the run up the hill and stairs to T1 is included in the actual T1 time. I took the stairs easy, but felt good coming out of the water. Got my bike and shoes and got out to ride.
Bike
  • 1h 34m 29s
  • 25 miles
  • 15.88 mile/hr
Comments:

The course was in the mountains and I found that here in Williamsburg we have hills and I suffered on many of the climbs today. I knew it would be this way. We drove the course the day before so I had a good idea of what I was in for. It started out up hill, but the first downhill, I was at 41 MPH. I knew I had to be smart on the ride, but looking back I took it to conservative. I think I was overthinking the climbs. The last climb just before the T2 was very very steep. I was only able to go 5-6 MPH. I tried to put the elevation profile on my blog, but could not figure out how to. so if you are interested.
http://www.setupevents.com/files/Luray_Int_Maps_07.pdf

Also I belive the bike course was longer than 25 miles since they marked the road every 5 miles and we crossed the 25 mile mark and it was still a good little ways to the end, maybe another mile or so I got 26.5 on my bike computer
What would you do differently?:

Not be so worried about the climbs, I played mind games with myself and it hurt my bike time. I kmow I could have done better, but I was so worried about some of the big long climbs, i took it to easy in places I could have made time up.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s
Comments:

Got in got my running shoes on ans was off....
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Run
  • 58m 32s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 09m 26s  min/mile
Comments:

The run was on rolling hills a kinda out and back course which was 3.1 miles so you had to do it twice. I did OK on the run, there was a good crowd and you saw the main crowd near the turns and got to see them twice and I had a couple of groups of people cheering GO LSU ( I had a LSU shirt on) so that was fun for me. I started to feel a cramp in my right thigh starting about 3-4 miles into the run, but I guess that is expected after the mountain ride. I drank a little bit of Cytomax, which taste like #$%^, but I guess it helped a little.
What would you do differently?:

Run more leading up to the race.
Post race
Warm down:

A little streching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not training enough.

Event comments:

Very well orgainized, had lots of good food and drink after the race. they had a littl band playing till they started the awards.







Last updated: 2007-06-19 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:30:02 | 1640 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/40
Overall: 0/204
Performance:
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:31
Performance:
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:34:29 | 25 miles | 15.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 0/204
Performance:
Wind:
Course: HILLY (MOUNTAINS) I was going to put the elevation profile on here but I could not figure it out. SO........ http://www.setupevents.com/files/Luray_Int_Maps_07.pdf
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:01
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:58:32 | 06.2 miles | 09m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 0/204
Performance:
Course:
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2007-08-19 6:02 PM

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2007-08-19 7:34 PM
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Great job with the race! I understand you wanting to be conservative in the hills, I was the same way in Charlottesville; it's hard when you don't have good hills to trainon. Super race!! Looking forward to seeing you at the Patriot half.
2007-08-19 8:41 PM
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Nice job on the race! The hills on the bike were really tough. The bike was long too - a bunch of people had 27.1!
2007-08-20 7:13 AM
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Nice race!  I was conservative on the hills we road as well.  No harm, no foul  Good job!
2007-08-20 7:57 AM
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Great race! That last hill was ROUGH!!! I'm with you - I was totally unprepared for the hills on both the bike and the run courses.  Williamsburg just didn't cut it :-) But that first hill was a blast going down it ! I wouldn't worry about the Patriot Half- I think you'll be fine (you've already done the bike course!) and this course was so much tougher than the half. 
2007-08-20 10:39 AM
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Nice job!  No mind games.....JUST GO! Hahaha! (That's my moto!)  Way to climb up those hills and push through the leg cramping on the run.  All part of the fun, right?  Your HIM will be a challenge for sure, but just enjoy it and use it as your base race and go from there.  You are awesome no matter what! Again, great race!


2007-08-20 3:30 PM
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Great job!  Very fast swimming. Williamsburg isn't the best for hills but it's better than being to flat. Your going to rock the HIM too! Our race had our names on the bibs which really made for great inspiration when they'd yell for you. I knew you'd do just fine and your right about the Cytomax.
2007-08-21 7:33 AM
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Good race, Steven!  War Eagle!

2007-08-22 9:04 PM
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Great job!

And don't let the HIM coming up worry you.  You will just race a smart race and enjoy yourself.

2007-08-23 5:56 AM
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GEAUX TIGERS!!!

Oh, and great race too.

2007-09-05 12:12 AM
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Great job! Good luck on the HIM.


2007-09-05 6:35 AM
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Great effort and an excellent report too!
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