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Chastain Park triPATHlon - Biathlon (swim/run)


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Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Georgia MultiSports Productions
50F / 10C
Precipitation
Total Time = 46m 33s
Overall Rank = 145/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 21/
Pre-race routine:

Ate grits and turkey sausage 2 hours prior, arrived 45 minutes before the start. The bike leg was canceled due to two days of flooding.
Event warmup:

Running in place, calisthenics, light stretching. Negated by the hour wait before our time group hit the freezing water.
Swim
  • 12m 22s
  • 400 yards
  • 03m 05s / 100 yards
Comments:

I hit the freezing water, took a big gulp of water and did a dog paddle, walk, swim to survive as I could not take a full breath, put my head in the water or expel the water I swallowed.
What would you do differently?:

Wear a wet suit, get in more swim practice and calculate the depth of the pool. Also I would wear some throw away sweats and sandals to keep warm at the start.
Transition 1
  • 05m 44s
Comments:

I couldn't feel my feet, so I had trouble getting up the hill to t1 and putting on my shoes. Spent a few extra minutes trying to expel the water swallowed in the pool (to no avail).
What would you do differently?:

Be a lot changing out and get a racing belt.
Run
  • 28m 27s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 09s  min/mile
Comments:

Finally expelled the pool water 2 miles in. I couldn't pick up the pace due to my quads cramping.
What would you do differently?:

Be in better running shape (more rested)
Post race
Warm down:

Walked a mile, light stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Completely exhausted from playing and refereeing soccer, doing double workouts and working doubles at a new job.

Event comments:

I can't give a fair assessment on the race due to inclement weather. A fair share of athletes and volunteers were absent. I had a blast (besides for the pool incident), everyone was very helpful to the lost newbie. It was a good experience and I will be back next year better prepared. I just hope the weather is better.




Last updated: 2013-04-17 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:12:22 | 400 yards | 03m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit: no
Course: The water was beyond freezing due to rain and a nasty temperature drop leading up to the race.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 50F / 10C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time:  05:44
Overall: Below average
Removing cap, goggles and wetsuit: Average
Getting into shoes: Below average
Running
00:28:27 | 03.11 miles | 09m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: A few up hill sections with some tight turns going thru chastain park. Some standing water due to flooding. Some locals on the course heading in the opposite direction.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Evaluation
Course challenge Too hard
Organized?
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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