Cardinal Harbour Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Louisville, Kentucky
United States
Head First Performance
95F / 35C
Total Time = 7h 03m 6s
Overall Rank = 70/134
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 21/32
  • 51m 35s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 26s / 100 yards

Strong current and my sighting was off. Foggy goggles and a foot cramp didn't help!
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s
  • 3h 34m 27s
  • 56 miles
  • 15.67 mile/hr

Two flat tires just 5 miles into the course. I only had 1 spare tube so I was forced to go back to the transition and get another tube...and start the bike portion over again. Actual bike time once I got going again was 2:49:44 (13th in age group)
What would you do differently?:

Carry 2nd spare tube
Transition 2
  • 03m 16s
  • 2h 31m 58s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 36s  min/mile

I was upset over my bike problems and went out too fast. I began to overheat and then my feet were soaked by someone spraying a garden hose on me to cool me off - major blister problems the last half of the run. Ended up walking the majority of the last 2 miles.
What would you do differently?:

?????? Start off slower - try to avoid getting me feet wet - not much I could do about it being 95 and sunny!
Post race
Event comments:

Worst race I've ever had - these days are bound to happen once in a while

Last updated: 2010-04-23 12:00 AM
00:51:35 | 2112 yards | 02m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 27/32
Overall: 32/134
Performance: Below average
Suit: No
Course: 2 loops in Ohio River
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: High
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
03:34:27 | 56 miles | 15.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 31/32
Overall: 0/134
Performance: Bad
Wind: Headwind
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:16
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:31:58 | 13.1 miles | 11m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/32
Overall: 0/134
Performance: Bad
Course: out and back with 3 loops in the middle
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
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