Lake Logan International Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Canton, North Carolina
United States
Set-Up, Inc
Total Time = 2h 29m 48s
Overall Rank = 98/269
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 17/48
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30...30 minutes before the alarm clock! Took some time to make coffee and get ready. Rode to race site with Ron and Neil.
Event warmup:

Short run and stretch.
  • 29m 29s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

Not my best swim performance. I was about a minute slower than last year but dealing with a slight shoulder injury from softball on Thursday. My power mostly comes from my right arm and this certainly played a role in the slower time. I swam the course pretty well but didn't really push very hard until the last 300 or so. I did, however, feel really fresh once I hit T1.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder, earlier.
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s

Slowed a little by the wetsuit but overall a good T1 for a wetsuit race.
  • 1h 11m 46s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.78 mile/hr

I would venture to bet that this is the most beautiful bike course of any USAT sanctioned event! I found myself losing focus on what I was doing because I was enjoying the scenery! The first half was so much faster than the second half. I think I averaged 23 going out and 20 coming back. I really can't complain about this one.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

Good Transition
  • 45m 50s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 23s  min/mile

This is a tough 10K course with the first half being slightly up hill and the last half slightly down hill. I started out feeling pretty good running with Ron and getting my legs under me. At mile one I hit my rhythm and focused on the cadence of my pace and breathing. I felt really strong all the way up to the turn. After the turn I tried to pick off guys one-by-one. I passed one guys in my AG at mile 4 and heard him kick in his breathing and pace. I was pushing hard to stay in front of him thinking the whole way that this was one more AG place up. With 2 miles left I looked at my watch and saw 2:15 and knew that I'd have to put together two 7:20's to hit my 2:30 goal...and stay in front of the guy behind me. I got to the bottom to the course and headed toward the finish and heard my AG competitor kick-in to high gear. I couldn't hold him off and he passed me 5 yards from the finish. I crossed with 00:12 to spare, though so I was well satisfied!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. This was a really good run for me.
Post race
Warm down:

Went to sit in the river!

Event comments:

This has become my favorite race! There is no better course in America! The beauty of this course adds so much to the overall experience!

Last updated: 2009-08-03 12:00 AM
00:29:29 | 1640 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/48
Overall: 112/269
Performance: Average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:11:46 | 24.85 miles | 20.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 31/48
Overall: 146/269
Performance: Good
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:45:50 | 06.21 miles | 07m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/48
Overall: 80/269
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]