Buckner Mission Man Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Burlington, North Carolina
United States
Set-up Inc
Total Time = 1h 37m 16s
Overall Rank = 140/249
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 12/22
Pre-race routine:

I woke up, shaved, dressed, stopped by Biscuitville, grabbed a biscuit (couldn't eat all of it because of my nerves), and headed to the race site. Got to the site, prepped the bike and then my transition area.
Event warmup:

Hopped in the water about 45 minutes before race time. It was VERY warm!
  • 19m 50s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

I am definitely a product of my training. My performance was a direct reflection up my inconsistency in training. I'm a much better swimmer than my performance showed. With things at work slowing down and school about to start back up in a couple of weeks, I'm going to start getting back into the flow of my more consistent workouts again. Looking forward to it!
Transition 1
  • 01m 23s

This was slightly uphill but wasn't that bad. I didn't run out of transition as hard as I could/should have but I was happy with T1 overall.
  • 46m 1s
  • 15 miles
  • 19.56 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

I'm getting in decent mileage on my bike but more mileage is definitely in my future. With my still being a noticeable beginner, I think that with more mileage under my belt I will continue to improve my cycling skills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 27s

T2 went pretty smoothly. With about 500m left I started to coast and take my feet out of my shoes. I pedaled up a little speed after I got each shoe off and then coasted from about 75m out to the line and hopped off. It went pretty smoothly but I'm going to have to practice running with the shoes still cleated in.
What would you do differently?:

I have to remember to make sure that the crank arms are level with the ground before dismounting so I don't cause my bike to jump over my shoe.
  • 28m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 12s  min/mile

This would have been a great course had it not been for the smothering heat in the woods. Yes, the tree cover was a great break from the heat but the lack of air flow throw the woods was horrible. Not to mention, they gave everyone a special little treat at the turn coming out of the woods -- a steep, short climb with a VERY sharp turn in the middle of it!
What would you do differently?:

Put in more mileage before the race.
Post race
Event comments:

very well organized race. I will be returning to it next year!

Last updated: 2010-02-27 12:00 AM
00:19:50 | 820 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 14/22
Overall: 169/249
Performance: Below average
Suit: N/A
Course: The course was very still. The wake wasn't bad as the water was only being disturbed by those of us in the water. Well planned out course!
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:23
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:46:01 | 15 miles | 19.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/22
Overall: 111/249
Performance: Good
Wind: Little with gusts
Course: I really liked this course. It had a few decent rollers and a couple of hills but all in all it was a very fast course. The course kept me stimulated both visually and physically. I was always around people so this made the whole experience seem to go by much faster than what it actually did.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:27
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:36 | 03.11 miles | 09m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/22
Overall: 144/249
Performance: Below average
Course: Came out of transition, up, over, and slightly down a hill (paved), and the went into the shaded woods with a few decent hills in it. Two loops in the woods then to the finish line.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4