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Manassas, Virginia
United States
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85F / 29C
Overcast
Total Time = 51m 38s
Overall Rank = 6/155
Age Group = 16-19
Age Group Rank = 2/7
Swim
  • 08m 6s
  • 425 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards
Comments:

A lot of people "estimate" their swim times for 7 or 8 and actually swam 10 or 11 which ruins the swim part of this race. People like that would hug the inside of the lane making it nearly impossible to get past them without going into a complete sprint for an entire length of the pool. Ended up having to go under a few people.
What would you do differently?:

I'll be sure to set my swim time as 3 or 4 next year to avoid getting caught up behind that bs. Anyway, ended up with not too bad of a time but wasted a lot more energy than I should have.
Transition 1
  • 01m 14s
Comments:

14/155
Bike
  • 26m 5s
  • 11.2 miles
  • 25.42 mile/hr
Comments:

Really good ride but again had to go around some inexperienced people that slowed down the race. Countless times I was faced with the choice to either pass 10 feet to the right or cross the center line in order to pass to the left. Choose the right every time and one guy even yelled at me for it...
What would you do differently?:

"estimating" my swim time at 3 or 4 minutes would have helped me to avoid these people as much as I could.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s
Comments:

25/155
Run
  • 15m 11s
  • 2.6 miles
  • 05m 52s  min/mile
Comments:

Good run, good kick at the end. The well paced bike led to me having just enough energy left to spend on the run
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

slow people in front of me physically impeding people behind them from advancing

Event comments:

Start time was delayed by about 30 minutes for no reason. Regardless, I enjoy this race and plan on doing it again next year




Last updated: 2013-07-22 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:08:06 | 425 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 29/155
Performance: Below average
Suit: No
Course: Pool swim snaking 17 laps
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:14
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:26:05 | 11.2 miles | 25.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 5/155
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Very flat, very fast. Some glass on the shoulder of the road which had to be avoided. Saw one guy flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:03
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:15:11 | 02.6 miles | 05m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/7
Overall: 8/155
Performance: Good
Course: Flat some offroad
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %-1.5
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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