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Oak Island, North Carolina
United States
Without Limits Productions
83F / 28C
Sunny
Total Time = 31m 11s
Overall Rank = 32/167
Age Group = M50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/9
Pre-race routine:

30 min spin on trainer and a .5 mi. run.
Swim
  • 10m 35s
  • 586 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards
Comments:

Breathing to my left, I was subjected to the waves hitting my face as I'd breathe. I have to work more on breathing to my right.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to breathe to my right, better.
Transition 1
  • 01m 50s
Comments:

The swim freaked me out. It took a lot out of me and I couldn't get my legs under me on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Other than swim more in the ocean, I don't know.
Bike
  • 48m 6s
  • 16.25 miles
  • 20.27 mile/hr
Comments:

I could never get my legs under me. They felt tired the whole bike leg.
What would you do differently?:

Swim better!
Transition 2
  • 01m 7s
Comments:

This continues to be my best transition.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I was no. 1 in my AG in T2
Run
  • 29m 35s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 24s  min/mile
Comments:

I'm not sure if the course was 4 mi. or not. I have to think it was a little short.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Unfamiliarity with ocean swims. It was an eye-opener. The heat was also a factor.

Event comments:

Lots of fit people racing. Really good venue and a well-run event.




Last updated: 2015-12-30 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:10:35 | 586 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/9
Overall: 0/167
Performance: Average
Run from beach to front beach road to hit first timing mat
Suit: Core Shorts and T1 speed vest
Course: Beach start - Ocean swim - right turn rectangle course
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:50
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:48:06 | 16.25 miles | 20.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/9
Overall: 0/167
Performance: Below average
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: The first part of this course is where you should be able to make your time. It seemed to me that's where the most headwind was. The back stretch of this loop is slightly uphill, but the tailwind and shade made it the fastest part of the course.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 96
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:07
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:29:35 | 04 miles | 07m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 0/167
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back with the turnaround on the Ocean Pier. Great course
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
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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