TryCharleston Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
United States
Setup Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 08m 16s
Overall Rank = 54/164
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 4/45
Pre-race routine:

Got up, got away from hotel with a mini bagel, banana and coffee (50/50 caf-decaf). Really not much of a routine given how tired I felt going into this race.
Event warmup:

None, okay maybe walking around.
  • 09m 47s
  • 547 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

Easy swim, kept legs out of it and focused on just plowing thru the crowded swim. They had the half-iron and sprint folks intermixed, made for a very crowded swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 23s

Good transition, no real challenges.
What would you do differently?:

Not much - one of my cleaner exits
  • 36m 36s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 20.38 mile/hr

Only people who passed me were tri-bikes on the return leg....ability to tuck out of the wind was key on the sprint
Transition 2
  • 00m 57s

First time I unclipped and pulled my right leg over the back of the bike while riding. Thought I was going to dump it but was able to pull it off. Probably not wise to go out doing that for the first time in a race, but what the hell.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 19m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 18s  min/mile

Hot, hard run...
Post race
Warm down:

Beer - several free fat tires...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Sleep deprivation

Event comments:

For a first time event they did well, needed to better manage the volunteers at the finish / transition but all in all things went well. WOW - 4th overall - I REALLY am amazed....

Last updated: 2010-02-07 12:00 AM
00:09:47 | 547 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/45
Overall: 60/164
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless Wetsuit
Course: Triangle, with right turns
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:23
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:36:36 | 12.43 miles | 20.38 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/45
Overall: 89/164
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Straight out and back, out with wind, and back was into the wind. Wind ranged from 9 to ~12mph with gusts during the rain storm on the return leg.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence: 88
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:57
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:36 | 03.11 miles | 06m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/45
Overall: 55/164
Performance: Average
Course: THERE IS NO WAY THIS IS RIGHT. Looking at the time across the Sprint, the course has to be about a 1/2 mile short. That would put me right at a 7:3x pace, which is what I showed on my watch for the first mile marker, and I felt like I got my legs in mile NO Way did I lay down sub 7's for the rest of the run... but hey... it was a fast run ;)
Keeping cool Below average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4