White Lake Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Elizabethtown, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 33m 47s
Overall Rank = 45/108
Age Group = 45 - 49
Age Group Rank = 5/9
Pre-race routine:

Drove to race sight. It was 36 degrees when we arrived. Went to packet pickup and body marking, then set up transition. After that we sat in the truck to stay warm until time to put wetsuits on. Captured a beautiful sunrise during body marking.

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Event warmup:

No warm up. The water was 54 degrees, and I was NOT going to get in it until I absolutely had to. I figured the few minutes between waves would be enough to get acclimated. My warm up consisted of trying to get into my wetsuit with 7 extra pounds! I've not had my wetsuit on since I raced in it last October.
  • 17m 26s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

I got into the water with my teammates. The water temp was shockingly cold. I got under water to get my face wet and let water get into my wetsuit to release the compression around my chest. Brrrr!!! I took off slow because I knew I would not be able to catch my breath in the cold water. The first 200 yards went well, but then I did start having difficulty breathing up to the first triangle buoy. So I slowed down again and just plugged along.
What would you do differently?:

Train. I've only been to the pool 3 times since last fall and have not worn my wetsuit since Beach2Battleship.
Transition 1
  • 03m 45s

I dropped my goggles on the way to T1 and had to go back to get them. I fumbled taking my Garmin off so that I could get my wetsuit sleeves off. It was cold, so I dried off some and put on a dry jersey (I swam with just a sports bra under my wetsuit). I planned on wearing arm warmers and gloves, but had a hard time getting the arm warmers on. I tried to put on gloves, but gave up because I was too wet and sticky. Had to put my Garmin back on because I took it off to get my wetsuit off. All in all, I just fumbled around with too many things. I opted not to bother with socks.
What would you do differently?:

Not try to do so much in transition.
  • 44m 33s
  • 14 miles
  • 18.86 mile/hr

This was two loops around the lake. When I got to my second loop, I kept feeling like I was sliding forward. I couldn't figure out why until I finally realized my left aero bar was dropping! It was like when you are riding a horse and it puts its head down to eat grass. Needless to say, I could not be aero during the second loop.

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What would you do differently?:

Train. I have not ridden my Tri bike since Beach2Battleship, and have only had the road bike out 3 times (and few spin classes).
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s

Got to my rack and took of my cycle shoes. I tried to get my bare feet into my running shoes, but could not. My little toe kept sticking out the side but since my feet were totally numb from cold I could not feel to get my shoes on!
  • 26m 28s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 31s  min/mile

My feet remained numb for a long while into the run. It was slower than I had hoped, but pretty much in line with my current fitness level.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Post race
Warm down:


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What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training during the off season and several extra pounds.

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Last updated: 2013-01-30 12:00 AM
00:17:26 | 820 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/108
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full sleeve
Course: Clockwise triangle.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 54F / 12C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:45
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:44:33 | 14 miles | 18.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/108
Performance: Below average
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:37
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:28 | 03.11 miles | 08m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/9
Overall: 0/108
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 3