Lake Logan International Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Canton, North Carolina
United States
Set-Up, Inc
74F / 23C
Total Time = 3h 05m 14s
Overall Rank = 107/146
Age Group = 40-44 F
Age Group Rank = 21/31
Pre-race routine:

Checked out the site on Friday and did a short swim in the lake.

Got up at 4:00 and had and English muffin with peanut butter and a banana. Left the house at 4:15. Drank plenty of water en route. My family and I were renting a house in Dillsboro and it took 40-45 minutes to get there. We were there a little earlier than I liked. Got an excellent parking spot!

Set up transition area. Walked from the swim out to my transition spot and visualized it.
Event warmup:

Short swim. Visualization.
  • 47m 41s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 55s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Learn to swim faster! I've been working on it. Continue efforts in this direction
Transition 1
  • 02m 25s

Dropped goggles on run to T1.
What would you do differently?:

Not drop goggles, get wetsuit off faster.
  • 1h 18m 3s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.10 mile/hr

Two fig newtons towards the beginning of the bike -- once the initial hills was completed and two more towards the end of the bike. 1 bottle of Nuun and a little under 1/2 bottle of water on the bike. The temperature was in the high 60s to low 70s so this was enough.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, bike was good.
Transition 2
  • 00m

No timing data for T2.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, T2 went smoothly.
  • 57m 33s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 09m 16s  min/mile

Run was good.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder. I think that there is some room for improvement here.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around some. Got some post race food. Drank quite two bottles of water and a soda. It was not hot out but I must have needed the liquids.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim. This is not news to me. I have been working on the swim and I need to continue to do so. I think that it is time to find someone else to work with. I felt better in the water than I did during my first triathlon but I did not see any improvement in terms of speed. I don't know if I should find someone else to work with now or wait until the off season do that.

Event comments:

Needed more volunteers on Friday check in. Race day volunteers were plentiful.

Buoy drift -- what, you can't keep a buoy tether for 45 minutes in a still lake?

There was also a timing situation where a lot of participants (1/3 or so) did not get any timing info for the bike or T2.

That being said, the event site was very good and the course was pleasant. I would do this event again.

Last updated: 2010-01-06 12:00 AM
00:47:41 | 1640 yards | 02m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 29/31
Overall: 144/146
Swim for my wave was long. The route went orange buoy, orange buoy, yellow buoy, turn, yellow buoy, turn. Then three more orange buoys, under the bridge and out. For my wave, the first yellow buoy was drifting off course -- of course not in but out. I'm guessing it was 100 yards more from the second orange to the first yellow. When the rest of the BOP swimmers and I got there, there was a man in a canoe who said, sorry...
Suit: Blue Seventy Reaction John
Course: Start in water off dock. Rectangular in lake and then under bridge to mouth of creek. Climb ladder out (volunteers to help). Long run on grass to transition (1/3 mile?)
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 02:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:18:03 | 24.85 miles | 19.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/31
Overall: 53/146
They had no timing data for the bike for a lot of the participants. I don't know what happened with their timing equipment. I recall hearing a beep when I entered and exited T1. I remember thinking something like, "Good! The chip works!" I got 1:14:13, that does not include the run in or the run out. That's about 18.7 mph.
Wind: None
Course: Lollypop shaped course. We went out on Lake Logan road and made a loop, returning on Lake Logan road. The first and last 2 miles had a steepish hill. The rest of the course had some rollers but nothing significant, even by Raleigh standards.
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:57:33 | 06.21 miles | 09m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/31
Overall: 91/146
Performance: Good
Course: Three miles of gradual uphill and then three miles of gradual downhill. Five drink stations on the course. Most but not entirely shaded.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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