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Columbia, South Carolina
United States
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55F / 13C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 01m 17s
Overall Rank = 43/165
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/11
Pre-race routine:

Not much, first thing I had to do was look for a bathroom! The Blatt Center didn't open until 8, and then we were allowed in.
Event warmup:

Ran for a while, not sure of the distance. Then I swam 150 meter warm up.
Swim
  • 11m 30s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 18s / 100 meters
Comments:

The lesson here: Always go with your first answer kids! I put down 1:20/100, knowing it was faster than I could go. However, I felt bad and changed it to 1:35...big mistake. The first 50 or so swimmers seemed to have clean water and moved along nicely. When I jumped in, things started great. I passed the lady in front of me on the 2nd lane, and then things got clogged. By the halfway point, it was a traffic jam of people. You could pass someone, but you wouldn't get anywhere because you'd wait at the wall anyway. At one point, I was standing and waiting for everyone to push off the wall, just standing. This is the last pool swim where I don't start near the front!
What would you do differently?:

Seed myself higher! I'd rather have to let one or two people pass me than wait on 20 people to clog everything up!
Transition 1
  • 00m 59s
Comments:

Not bad, especially for the first race of the year.
What would you do differently?:

Not a lot
Bike
  • 27m 38s
  • 10 miles
  • 21.71 mile/hr
Comments:

All that biking is paying off. I was only 9 seconds from having the fastest bike split in my AG, which is pretty sweet. What's funny is that I was pretty frustrated on the course: no one stayed to the left, and every lap it seemed like there were more and more inexperienced riders who were slow and had a tendency to wander. So, I basically went harder each loop. On the 2nd, I emptied my water bottle, since I knew I wouldn't need it. On the third, I went pretty hard: charged every hill and passed everyone I could. I felt like I was going hard, but not killing myself.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. If I'd known I was 9 seconds away from 1st place bike split in my AG, I'd have gone a bit faster!
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s
Comments:

Not great, but this could get faster. T2 is always slow because I have to put on socks...
What would you do differently?:

Just be faster, I guess.
Run
  • 20m 13s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 44s  min/mile
Comments:

Like usual, I feel like I could've gone harder and faster. It's tough since I didn't have many people around me to compete with, but I need to be able to go harder longer. Luckily, the foot didn't really hurt, which I was worried about!

Oh, and there's no way it was 3 miles. I clocked 2.75.
What would you do differently?:

Run harder?
Post race
Warm down:

Not much, drank some Coke and ate some banana.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was pretty indicative of my fitness level.

Event comments:

A few things:
1. no idea where the bathrooms are to start the race.
2. The swim is a mess after the first 50 people. People don't seem to have much of an idea of what they can swim.
3. Lots of inexperienced riders wandering on the bike course. Stay right people, pass on the left.




Last updated: 2014-03-05 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:11:30 | 500 meters | 02m 18s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 0/165
Performance: Bad
Suit:
Course:
Start type: Dive Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:59
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:27:38 | 10 miles | 21.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 21/165
Performance: Good
Avg HR-157
Wind: None
Course: 3-lap course with rolling hills throughout
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:59
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:20:13 | 03 miles | 06m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/11
Overall: 55/165
Performance: Average
Avg HR: 161
Course: Weird. Stairs, catwalks, sidewalks
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2014-03-23 7:25 PM
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Great start to the season. Well done!

2014-03-23 8:04 PM
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Congratulations on a great race! Nice run!!

2014-03-23 9:04 PM
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Jamie-

Great start to your season. Glad to hear the foot wasn't creating any issues today.


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2014-03-24 6:49 AM
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Thanks for all the congratulations, everyone!
2014-03-24 9:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Columbia Downtown Triathlon
I didn't realize it was a pool swim at first and I'm reading along about lanes and walls and going HUH? LOL

Congrats!


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