North Shore Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Waialua, Hawaii
United States
Hawaii Swim
Total Time = 1h 20m 12s
Overall Rank = 201/275
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 29/33
Pre-race routine:

Got up earlier than normal to make the drive from my place in town to the North Shore. Had my usual bagel, banana, and cup of coffee.
Event warmup:

Walked around and stretched.
  • 15m 8s
  • 437 yards
  • 03m 26s / 100 yards

Really slow swim. Swim, reef crawl, swim. Rinse and repeat. Was pushed around by the incoming waves.
What would you do differently?:

Try to avoid the reef.
Transition 1
  • 01m 42s

Didn't realize just how cruddy my feet would be with all the sand, dirt, and dried grass that I had to clean off. Wiped my feet on my towel but it wasn't enough. Getting my helmet and shoes on was easy and had a really short run out to the mount area.
What would you do differently?:

Bring an extra bottle of water to wash off the crud from my feet.
  • 31m 15s
  • 10 miles
  • 19.20 mile/hr

I have to say I was disappointed with my speed. For a much shorter and generally flat course, I was unable to break the 20mph average that I was able to do for a 40k.
What would you do differently?:

Get in more training rides.
Transition 2
  • 02m 6s

Ugh! Had a real rookie mistake when I hopped off the bike and headed down the wrong row of racks. Headed to where I could have sworn my gear was and couldn't find it. Took me a bit of time to realize I'd gone down the wrong row. Once I'd found my rack spot, getting on my gear was faster than in my previous races.
What would you do differently?:

Don't forget where my rack spot is located.
  • 30m 2s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 41s  min/mile

Was pleased with how I did. Managed to negative split and felt I'd pushed as hard as I could on this day.
What would you do differently?:

Train to improve my speed.
Post race
Warm down:

Had some water and fruits. Walked to cool down. Met with fellow BTers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I came into the race undertrained. Work interfered with my training since the Honolulu Tri. I think if I can get good, structured training in for my remaining events this year I'll be able to better my performance.

Event comments:

I enjoyed the race except for the swim. I could have done without all coral, but it's par for the course on Oahu's north shore. Will probably do this race again in the future.

Last updated: 2009-06-07 12:00 AM
00:15:08 | 437 yards | 03m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 29/33
Overall: 234/275
Performance: Bad
Course: Triangular counter-clockwise between reefs.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Bad Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:42
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:31:15 | 10 miles | 19.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/33
Overall: 114/275
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Pretty much a straight shot out and back with a short loop at the turnaround.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:06
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:02 | 03.1 miles | 09m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 32/33
Overall: 236/275
Performance: Good
Course: A straight shot out and back next to Dillingham Airfield.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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