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Annapolis, Maryland
United States
Columbia Triathlon Association
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 46m 53s
Overall Rank = 516/872
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 83/122
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3:45. Powerbar, SE and water. Met Glenn at 0430 for the quick trip to A-town.
Event warmup:

None. Hung around and talked with Glenn, Shelly and Dave.
  • 30m 18s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

Felt really good out and around the first turn, then I quickly started feeling the fatigue in my shoulders. About half way into the swim, I swore to myself I would never race again without the proper training in all three sports. HR was through the roof coming out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 5s

Wetsuit snapped off well and went into the bag quickly.
  • 1h 12m 25s
  • 23.5 miles
  • 19.47 mile/hr

Nothing special. It took 3-4 miles to get my HR down. I was really breathing hard when I got up Main Street and out Rowe Blvd. Finally settled down and just kept a steady HIM type pace. Got passed by tons of people, but I knew the run would be rough so I didn't want to blow out what little fitness I had. Thought I had a 20mph average in me, but I obviously overestimated my abilities
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 56s

Nothing special. Really took my time to get a good drink from one of my bike bottles - it was starting to warm up.
  • 1h 00m 11s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

This was really, really painful and really, really slow. This was tough and took everything I had just to jog. I took as much water as possible at the aid stations and walked up 2/3rds of the bridge (as planned). Not my finest moment in triathlon. Once I got going down the bridge I actually finished pretty well and really enjoyed the finish into the stadium.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with Dave and watched Shelly and a few other I know finish. Ate some food and hung out with my BT peeps.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training for the previous 10 weeks.

Event comments:

Fantastic course, well organized and supported. The T1 bag pickup was a mess, but thankfully I was able to find mine without too much trouble. CTA really pulled off what seemed to be a difficult race to organize. This will definitely be on the schedule again next year.

Last updated: 2007-04-04 12:00 AM
00:30:18 | 1640 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 50/122
Overall: 416/872
Performance: Below average
Suit: sleeveless
Course: Counter clockwise around moored sailboats in Spa Creek.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:12:25 | 23.5 miles | 19.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/122
Overall: 0/872
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: Lolipop type of course. Small rolling hills with one huge downhill and one short steep climb.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:56
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:00:11 | 06.21 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 99/122
Overall: 616/872
Performance: Bad
Course: Whacky couple of trips around the stadium on some really uneven grass and wet spots then an out and back on Rowe and to the top of the bridge and back.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2007-09-13 9:57 AM

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Centreville, MD
Subject: Annapolis Triathlon

2007-09-13 12:41 PM
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Cycling Guru
Fulton, MD
Subject: RE: Annapolis Triathlon
Congratulations on getting through the run.  And your bike pace is pretty damn close to 20 mph for the event, and with the rolling hills that is a great time!
2007-09-13 12:47 PM
in reply to: #963136

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Reston VA
Subject: RE: Annapolis Triathlon

Great job dtraining

You had a great race considering the obstacles!

And your attitude/friendship is always a thing of value at a race

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