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Sumter, South Carolina
United States
City of Sumter
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 15m 20s
Overall Rank = 5/117
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/13
Pre-race routine:

Went to bed at 8:45pm, woke up at 4:45am ate some steel cut oats, bannnan, and coffee. Hopped in the car and drove up to the event 1:40 minutes. Had 2 coconut waters and some powerade on the way up.
Event warmup:

Setup transition, took the bike for a quick ride, hit the restroom, then hid in the car because it started raining. Rain broke about 15 minutes before the race. Had 4 anti-fatigues and a roctane.
  • 04m 33s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards

Went off 8th because of no shows. I passed 2 people during the swim. I struggled in the pass crossing under pool lanes but did a really good job of it this year.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 10s

Only problem was a bit slow to get the suit off, I dunked my feet to get them clean and started to put bike shies on but I still had my nineteen frequency on.
What would you do differently?:

Smoother transition
  • 46m 23s
  • 16.5 miles
  • 21.34 mile/hr

I spent a lot of time out of aero because I could not get my breathing under control. Overall the bike went really well and was consistent with my times all year long.
What would you do differently?:

I drank my new profile design water bottle dry by mile 11. Very humid so we were losing a lot of fluids.
Transition 2
  • 00m 38s

Missed the bike rack on first attempt but put it on second attempt. Dunked the feet, got socks and shoes on and took off.
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 35s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 17s  min/mile

Pushed as hard as I could go. This is first race since coming back from hamstring injury last month. Overall my times did not suffer due to hamstring.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

I was third to finish so I talked to people as they came in. I had some water, banana, a a bagel. Got a shower at the pool and the got a rub. waited for awards, then drove 1:40 back home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hamstring injury last month.

Event comments:

Great support by the volunteers and Sumter officials. Organization was perfect. I was very pleased with every aspect of the race.

Last updated: 2013-10-19 12:00 AM
00:04:33 | 300 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/13
Overall: 4/117
Performance: Good
Suit: Nineteen frequency
Course: snake for 6 laps
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:10
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:46:23 | 16.5 miles | 21.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/13
Overall: 4/117
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Lop sided figure 8 around the town of Sumter. The course is mostly flat. Had 3 railroad track crossing and a large overpass hill to climb. About .5 miles of bad roads other than that the roads were good.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:38
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:35 | 03.1 miles | 07m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/13
Overall: 15/117
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back on the main road. Road is 5 lines wide (2 in each direction and turn lane). There is no side walk so you run against traffic both ways in the road. 2 aid stations on the course about mile 1 and 2.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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