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Atomic Man Half Iron Distance Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Vonore, Tennessee
United States
Race Day Events
95F / 35C
Total Time = 5h 26m
Overall Rank = 25/131
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/27
Pre-race routine:

I enjoyed a really nice sun rise over the lake. It was very cool before the start I needed a jacket as I only had my tri suit as I waited.
Event warmup:

100 yard swim
  • 27m 52s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 19s / 100 yards

Good swim, I did not draft, I looked back near the end and I was ahead of a pack of 10 or so people, I should have been in that group
What would you do differently?:

Look around more
Transition 1
  • 02m 37s

I took my time
  • 2h 37m 32s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.33 mile/hr

Took my time after lap on and had a 20.8 average, lap two I has a 21.8 average. Good ride. Knowing how to shift and get into a tuck position on the hills can make a different. I hit 41 without pedaling on one hill b/c of a good aero tuck. It is an out and back course so the ability to push a big gear is important for the down hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 7s
  • 2h 17m 20s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 29s  min/mile

Hottest run ever for this event (according to the event director). It hit 95 degrees, I completely melted. There was noting anyone could do. I talked to alot of people after the race and they all said the same thing, it was miserable
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

The heat

Event comments:

It was a scary hot day and there was not a first aid station (just a tent with two cots). A lot of people could have used IVs and at one point they had to wait for a medical team to arrive as someone needed medical attention after the race. I know they could not have expected that level of heat but they should have brought in medical personal as day got warmer. It could have been dangerous.

Last updated: 2007-10-07 12:00 AM
00:27:52 | 2112 yards | 01m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 12/131
Performance: Good
Suit: 2xu elite
Course: nice easy swim. the sun rises over the water so it is very bright as you swim
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:37:32 | 56 miles | 21.33 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 12/131
Wind: Little
Course: Really hilly... you better train long hills as there are no flats. There is one hill of 5/6 percent grade for .7 miles with a 1 miles false flat lead in. Most hills are about 3 percent and go on for a least a half mile.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:07
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:17:20 | 13.1 miles | 10m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/27
Overall: 57/131
Performance: Bad
Course: The first 6 miles has ALOT of hills, moderate in length but some are really steep. The last 7 miles is in a wide open area so no escape from the elements. Mile 11 is a silly trail run.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-10-07 8:37 AM


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