Beach to Battleship HIM - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
67F / 19C
Total Time = 5h 24m 5s
Overall Rank = 65/533
Age Group = 16-19
Age Group Rank = 1/0
Pre-race routine:

I just set up my bike, got headhunter and my wetsuit on, and felt really nervous!
Event warmup:

  • 28m 47s
  • 2078 yards
  • 01m 23s / 100 yards

I really liked this swim! The incoming tide created such a current that I could just drift all the way to the dock without a single stroke and probably make it in time! The only problems were a few of the bouys after the left turn were out of place and they misdirected me a little before I got back with the group, and I got water in my goggles during the first 200 or so yards and had to stop several times before I fixed them so I think I lost a little bit of time to that. Otherwise, it was a great swim!!
What would you do differently?:

I would buy some new goggles (it's about time anyway!) and follow the other swimmers rather than the bouys.
Transition 1
  • 08m 4s

I felt good getting out of T1 and there were some really helpful people that got my wetsuit off very fast. I simply took my time getting into my clothes and onto my bike (which felt really good!).
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 39m 23s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.08 mile/hr

I absoloutly flew down this course. After all the training I've done in the mountains there were many times where I had to hold back so I would have some legs to run on after the bike. If there were any hills, they were short and of very little consequence. I also fueled very well. Definetly one of my favorite parts of this trip!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 02m 2s

A really convenient part of this race, the T2 volunteers took my bike and helmet and racked them for me whilst I took my bike shoes off and put my running gear on. Great transition overall.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 05m 40s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 35s  min/mile

I enjoyed the scenery on the run although I was very tired and in a little bit of pain for most of it. The volunteers were beyond helpful and very encouraging. The knees didn't hurt too bad but my legs locked up after the 3rd mile and I couldn't open them wide for the rest of the race. Oh well. I feel like I ran well, my body just gave out on me.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know, train harder next time maybe?
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough training.

Event comments:

This race is definetly a possibility for next year depending on how much training I can get in. I really, really want to do it again we'll just have to see. It was very well run and the volunteers were out of this world. Kudos to Setup and Wilmington for an Excellent race!

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Last updated: 2008-08-20 12:00 AM
00:28:47 | 2078 yards | 01m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/0
Overall: 38/533
Performance: Good
Suit: Full-body Wetsuit
Course: The course was in the sound with an incoming tide. Very, very fast.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 08:04
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:39:23 | 56 miles | 21.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/0
Overall: 32/533
Performance: Good
Wind: Tailwind
Course: The Half-Iron course followed the Iron course up to the point where the Iron people branched right to go on their loop. Then we went for another 20 miles, turned around and came back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 92
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:05:40 | 13.1 miles | 09m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/0
Overall: 135/533
Performance: Below average
Course: The course was beautiful, winding out of town and around the pond and back to the Battleship.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5