White Lake Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Elizabethtown, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
67F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 42m 56s
Overall Rank = 183/351
Age Group = PC
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Pre-race routine:

Stretched well.
Event warmup:

  • 20m 42s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 46s / 100 meters

Good swim... Started off in the first wave. Second wave caught and nerly the entirire second field passed my, But I didn't stop swimming and pushed forward.
What would you do differently?:

Get some more swim time in. It took me a bit to get my rythm going.
Transition 1
  • 02m 56s

Unbelievable!! Perhaps it a good time for changing up my T1/T2 routine .Although the time was slow, I must attribute it to my need for more swim time, the 250m run to T1 and final stripping of the wetsuit. 79th of 351.
What would you do differently?:

Try it again.
  • 43m 40s
  • 14 miles
  • 19.24 mile/hr

My bike felt very slow even though the I maintained just short of 19.42mph! Overall, I am satisfied with the bike although for the course, fast and flat, I should have done much better. Headwind at onset for approximately the first two miles, both laps.
What would you do differently?:

Train harder on flat course and work additional sprints into my training schedule.
Transition 2
  • 01m 56s

160 of 351. Very disappointed with the time in T2. I thought I was moving well. Potentially, I pushed to hard on the bike during the last leg and that likely slowed me down on T2. I was out of my shoes and side saddle as I approached the dismount but overshot the dismount point by about three fee so my running dismount didn't work so well. There were plenty of volunteers, but noone directed me into the maze of cones at the start/finish point.
What would you do differently?:

Pay more attention to the maze of cones and identify which lane is acutally the finish vs continue on for the second lap.
  • 32m 32s
  • 3.02 miles
  • 10m 46s  min/mile

This run was horrible!! I did the same thing last year during the International, the run was bad. I'll have to take a look at this and compare the last two races at Whilte Lake.
What would you do differently?:

Need to review/compare the past two White Lake races and try to identify what my run issue is. I have a feeling it will be pushing the bike leg. If that is the case, then I'll have to go strong initially on the bike and then taper the last mile or two in order to conserve some run ability. I'm three minutes off of my run time.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and drank three bottles of water, 4 x pieces of pizza and enjoyed the company.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training and reserve

Event comments:

Saw Alex Gonzalez in the transition area before the race, he signed up the night before and slept in a hotel. Also saw him after the race and he snapped some pics for me on the podeium for 1st in PC. Looking forward to next year.

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Last updated: 2013-11-08 12:00 AM
00:20:42 | 750 meters | 02m 46s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 195/351
Performance: Below average
Suit: Orca Sonar
Course: As always, nice swim in White Lake, as usual.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:56
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:43:40 | 14 miles | 19.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 111/351
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Flat course 2 X laps! Most of the time was spendt in aero.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 75
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:56
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:32 | 03.02 miles | 10m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 200/351
Performance: Below average
Course: Course was an out and back,flat. I should have paid more attention to the bike and maintained a slower pace.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4