Pinehurst Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
United States
Total Time = 3h 00m 15s
Overall Rank = 20/189
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/17
Pre-race routine:

Stayed alone at the Best Western, brought a PB&J sandwich for bfst...sat in my stomache like a brick throughout the morning. 2 Cups of coffee..the usual. Got to the race early as usual.
Event warmup:

Rode for about 15 minutes. Ran for about 10 minutes. Swam to first buoy and back in wetsuit, decided I didn't want it, went back to transition and got my skinsuit to wear. Since this was an important race for me didn't want to risk my typical "WETSUIT PANIC ATTACK". Drank Smartwater.
  • 31m 26s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

Caught a lot of folks from previous waves, just before the finish some guy from the wave before felt the need to compete with me, and almost pulled my timing strap off my ankle. Had to stop and check it. Wanted to remind him that I was 5 minutes ahead of him as we exited the water together. Lots of testosterone on the course today...more to follow.
What would you do differently?:

Not a whole lot, wish the wetsuit phobia wasn't such a factor.
Transition 1
  • 01m 27s

Had to spend a little extra time restraping my timing strap since it was hanging all over the place.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 33m 4s
  • 30 miles
  • 19.34 mile/hr

Since moving couldn't find my large aerobottle (think its packed up), had to go with the small one so I was rationing liquid. Had one E-Gel at mile 20.
What would you do differently?:

Not move twice in 4 weeks. Not have a cold just before the race. Not have a knee injury just before the end of the season. Not move to a perfectly flat area just before a hilly hilly race. :)
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

The moving dismount is always fun, I like the volunteer's face as you come roaring up to the disomoun line waving his arms like crazy for you to get off your bike, thinking you are going to overshoot the line. Then when you run off someone in the crowd always says something like "awesome dismount". Never fails to make me smile.

I always wear socks to run, my feet were so dirty I had to wipe them off a bit. Took a little extra time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 53m 22s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 35s  min/mile

How slow can you go?? I felt like I was a turtle on those hills. Had my Garmin on so I could watch my pace but was afraid to look at it because I didn't want to get discouraged. Checked it 3 times, once at the beginning, running 7:23, once on a hill, running 10:30, and then in the last mile, running 8:15. Was really surprised to see my pace on Human Velocity afterwards.
What would you do differently?:

Haven't been able to run more than 6 miles twice a week for several weeks since the knee feels shot. You can't pull off a good run if you're not going over the distance in training. But overall with all things considered with moving and being hurt and sick I can't complain.
Post race
Warm down:

Went straight to the lake and got in to cool off. That felt awesome.

Had half a diet coke, half a bottle of water and later a hot dog!! Yay!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

See above, plus I think I went into this race a couple pounds off my race weight.

Event comments:

See ya next year!!

Last updated: 2009-07-16 12:00 AM
00:31:26 | 1640 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/17
Overall: 0/189
Performance: Average
My Garmin 310XT clocked the distance as 1.65 miles, but then it loses signal sometimes when swimming.
Suit: Xterra Skinsuit
Course: I could tell that the course was long just looking at it. But everyone swims the same course so it is what it is, no biggie. Felt good on the swim, have been swimming at the Brunswick CC indoor pool and its not heated so the cold water with no wetsuit was fine. After the second turn buoy got on a girls feet for a draft for a while, but switched to another when she started swimming off course.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 01:27
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:33:04 | 30 miles | 19.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/17
Overall: 0/189
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Painful.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:58
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:53:22 | 06.21 miles | 08m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/17
Overall: 0/189
Performance: Average
Course: Reverse course from last year. Felt like a death march. It was humid and warm. At mile 4 I felt a little front come through and it cooled just a bit.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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