White Lake Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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White Lake, North Carolina
United States
Set-up Inc.
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 47m 41s
Overall Rank = 253/294
Age Group = 60-64
Age Group Rank = 7/7
Pre-race routine:

I arrived in White Lake the day before and got to meet some Beginner Triathlete folks who had just finished a half ironman. They finished the half when it was about 90 degrees.I stayed at Langstons motel. It was not great but the room was clean. I brought my own food because there are not many restaurants around.
Event warmup:

Rode my bike from the motel to the race site-about 2 miles away. Parking is pretty limited at the race site. Ran a little to get my heart rate up and listened to music on my ipod.Ran into Tarina-one of my oldest daughter's classmates. That was fun. She has 2 kids! Boy, I am getting old.

Got in the water with my wetsuit about 15 minutes before my swim time. Water felt great.
  • 23m 7s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 49s / 100 yards

My swim was took 3 minutes longer than the swim 2 weeks ago at Belews Lake. I paniced at the beginning and could not get my breathing right. It took me about 10 minutes to get into any kind of rhythm.I bumped into a few people and I think that messed me up.
What would you do differently?:

Practice swimming in the lake with people bumping into me.
Transition 1
  • 03m 8s

My transitons are always slow.
What would you do differently?:

I need to practice running and biking without socks. that will probably save me about 30 seconds in transition.
  • 49m 13s
  • 14 miles
  • 17.07 mile/hr

I rode hard on the bike. I like a flat course!
What would you do differently?:

more bike time.
Transition 2
  • 02m 3s

About average for me.
What would you do differently?:

Practice my transitions.
  • 30m 13s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 43s  min/mile

It was hot.I took a plastic water bottle with me and poured the water on my head during the first half of the run. That helped a lot. I will try to do this on future runs.
I left it all out on the course. I tied to break 30 minutes and almost made it.
What would you do differently?:

I am slow. I will need to lose more weight if I want to get faster. I am not sure I want to do that.
Post race
Warm down:

hugged Sallie who was working the race. She was a real encouragement to me.Nobody else from our running group was at the race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

get more comfortable with my swimming.

Event comments:

White Lake is a beautiful venue especially the lake itself.It is about 10 feet deep and has a sandy bottom. You can actually see the bottom for the whole swim.

Last updated: 2010-03-07 12:00 AM
00:23:07 | 820 yards | 02m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/7
Overall: 0/294
Performance: Bad
Min HR-90 Avr HR-149 Max HR-166
Suit: wetsuit
Course: triangular course in White Lake
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:08
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:49:13 | 14 miles | 17.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/7
Overall: 0/294
Performance: Good
Min HR-100 Avr HR-159 Max HR-167
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 2 times around lake. White Lake is a fast course because it is flat.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 67
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:13 | 03.11 miles | 09m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/7
Overall: 0/294
Performance: Good
Min HR-110 Avr HR-149 Max HR-184
Course: out and back through a neighborhood
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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] 5