White Lake Sprint Triathlon II - TriathlonSprint

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White Lake, North Carolina
United States
Set-up Inc.
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 19m 42s
Overall Rank = 44/281
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 5/27
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:45, had some coffee and a pb sandwich. Set up my stuff in TA and wandered around.
Event warmup:

Rode a little just to make sure the bike was OK, did not run this time, I had a lot of time on my feet the day before.
Got in the lake at 8:25 to swim a little before my wave went off.
  • 17m 32s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

I thought I had a better swim than this, I found someone to draft off of and stuck with them for about 1/2 the swim. It was choppy, and not wetsuit legal this weekend. Two guys in my age group were 5 minutes faseter on the swim, 5 minutes!
What would you do differently?:

Maybe I did not push it hard enough because I was drafting? This swim was about 4 minutes slower than last week, and I don't think a wetsuit makes that much difference.
Transition 1
  • 01m 10s

Good transition, fastest T1 time in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

Not a whole lot I think I could do different.
  • 38m 22s
  • 14 miles
  • 21.89 mile/hr

I was trying to at least have the same bike time as last week, I had figured that I had done somehwere around 38 minutes last week so that was my goal. I came up on someone in my AG on the second lap and we must have swapped positions 5-6 times on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster:)
I really can't think of much that I would have done different, I need to ride more but my biking is slowly getting better.
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

Second fastest T2 time in my AG
What would you do differently?:

Not a whole lot I think I could do different.
  • 21m 56s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 03s  min/mile

This was a good run for me, I hit the first mile at 7:00 and probably kept a pretty even pace. I was trying to look for people that I knew in my AG, after I make the turn I saw 2 of them maybe 30 seconds behind so I really tried to keep it going. I made the mistake of thinking that I was ahead of #1 and #2 in my AG:(
What would you do differently?:

Run faster!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit, stretched, found my wife and cheered on some of the other tri-clubbers that were racing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Good race for me, 2 minutes slower than last weekend, but no wetsuit, the bike had more wind and people on it, so all in all I was happy.

Event comments:

Love this race and the whole weekend. I plan to do both spints again next year.

Last updated: 2009-05-11 12:00 AM
00:17:32 | 820 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/27
Overall: 85/281
Performance: Average
Course: A rectangular course.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:10
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:22 | 14 miles | 21.89 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/27
Overall: 41/281
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Two loop course around the lake, kind of a big circle that you do twice.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:56 | 03.11 miles | 07m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/27
Overall: 54/281
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back, through a neighborhood, the short stretch of the Sahara Desert, through another neighborhood and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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