White Lake Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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White Lake, North Carolina
United States
Set-up Inc.
70'sF / 0C
Total Time = 2h 15m 53s
Overall Rank = 228/235 F
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 10/10
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at White Lake at the FFA Center. Will not do that again. Did not sleep...basically layed still with my eyes closed for a few hours. Not a good way to start the race. Got up around 6:00. Ate a PowerBar. Drank some water. Got dressed. Set up transition. Got body marked. Headed over to starting pier.
Event warmup:

Swam a few strokes then bobbed up and down in the water with the rest of my starting wave waiting for the horn to sound.
  • 28m 31s
  • 750 meters
  • 03m 48s / 100 meters

This was my first race in open water and I had not done any sort of open water swim training prior to race day. I didn't get freaked out by the whole epxerience...I knew I could do the distance. I just couldn't get into a comfortable freestyle rhythm the whole time. So, I did mostly breaststroke and side stroke with a little freestyle thrown in and just kept going.
What would you do differently?:

Practice in open water before race day.
Transition 1
  • 03m 11s

Didn't get in a hurry. Decided this wasn't the day to push myself and just planned to enjoy my race. Walked the whole way from the lake to T1 and back out of T1 to the bike start.
  • 54m 24s
  • 14 miles
  • 15.44 mile/hr

Nice cruise. Again, chose not to push too hard and just enjoy the race.
What would you do differently?:

Could have pushed harder. I need to adjust my seat....or invest in a better one. Had some serious fanny fatigue after that portion of the race.
Transition 2
  • 02m 16s

Walked T2. Bike shoes off, running shoes on...bike helmet off...hat and race belt on. Off we go.
  • 47m 22s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 15m 14s  min/mile

Walked the first portion then alternated between 1 minute running (read: normal people probably walk this fast) and 1 minute walking.
What would you do differently?:

Run more to build endurance.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Found refreshments.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of sleep and lack of open water training probably played big in the lack of desire to push it today.

Event comments:

This is a great venue for a race. The lake is lovely and the bike and run are flat. However, if you want a warm shower post-race...don't look for it in the bath house at the FFA Center...brrr.

Last updated: 2006-02-16 12:00 AM
00:28:31 | 750 meters | 03m 48s / 100meters
Age Group: 10/10
Overall: 10/235 F
Performance: Below average
Suit: Tri suit
Course: Triangular. In water start at one pier. Out 300 meters, across 150 meters, back 300 meters to a different pier. The water was a little choppy due to a light breeze blowing.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:54:24 | 14 miles | 15.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/10
Overall: 10/235 F
Wind: Some
Course: Two 7+ mile loops around White Lake. One stretch along the highway came with a healthy headwind. Part of the back stretch had pavement seams that were uncomfortable.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:16
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:47:22 | 03.11 miles | 15m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/10
Overall: 10/235 F
Performance: Average
Course: Flat out and back through a neighborhood. Mostly asphalt
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4