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Race Result

Racer: Mike Tine
Race: Patriot's Half
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2010
Location: Jamestown Beach Campground - Williamsburg, VA
Race Type: Triathlon - Half Ironman
Age Group: Male 35 - 39
Time: 5:44:52
Overall Place: 195 / 537
Age Group Place: 40 / 81
Comment: Spectacular swim, decent bike, disastrous "run"

Race Report:

overall 36.3% 195 537
swim 4.5% 24
bike 28.3% 152
run 70.4% 378
T1 29.6% 159
T2 9.5% 51

0:32:17 swim
0:03:53 T1
2:47:05 bike
0:01:06 T2
2:20:32 run
5:44:52 Total

Stayed at the Marriott fairly close to the race course. That was great (kitchen)!

Gorgeous day despite rain the following day.

Swim was in the James River where the W&M swim team does their fundraising swim so I knew it well. I crushed the course, coming out 24th overall with a time of 32:17 when the average was over 45 minutes! The current got a lot of people, but I hit it perfectly.

Long run to T1, but fairly uneventful. Took a bit longer than usual because I pulled on arm warmers (note - roll them up next time, then unroll on arms once dry!).

Bike was flying which made me push harder, unfortunately. It took a long time for people behind me to catch me so I pushed and pushed. My lower back and hamstrings started bothering me with about 20 miles to go, not a good sign. This was also when the draft packs started passing - and annoying - me.

T2 was uneventful.

Run felt good for about 1 mile then started to get ugly. By mile 5 I was walking regularly. By mile 8 I was walking full time. Everything was seizing up. Not cramping, but just nothing left to give. I saw Karen along the run and would run for the 100 yards required to make her think I was still running and not bring her down. Other than that it was a slow slog into the finish.

Notes: need to work on core strength.