Mountain Lakes Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Guntersville, Alabama
United States
Team Magic
76F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 22m 40s
Overall Rank = 139/779
Age Group = M 45-49
Age Group Rank = 15/59
Pre-race routine:

Normal race day morning
Event warmup:

Swam a couple hundred yards in the pool to get the heart going.
  • 11m 48s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

Disappointed with my swim... Things were going great until I rounded the 2nd buoy... I then veered off to the right and stayed wide the entire way back to the beach... probably swam more than 600 yards for sure! Garmin in open water mode showed I swam 828 yards... not entirely accurate but the time conversion matches my perceived effort!
What would you do differently?:

Stay closer to buoys! Start my watch when I start my swim...
Transition 1
  • 02m 7s

Sort of long run from lake up a hill, through the Rec Center and into the parking lot.
What would you do differently?:

Not wear socks... but breaking in new shoes and did not want blisters.
  • 43m 54s
  • 16.2 miles
  • 22.14 mile/hr

THRILLED WITH MY NEW BIKE... new Trek Equinox TTX arrived Wednesday night... I put it together, did a self fit, rode it once and then rode it on race day. I was shooting for 20 mph average and did 22... average wattage was 205 but I was looking for 225. I was able to stay in the aero position nearly the entire ride despite not enjoying the saddle. I as absolutely jazzed that my bike time was 120th in a field so large!!!! My fastest bike split ever by more than 2 mph.
What would you do differently?:

FIRST AND FOREMOST... the saddle is history! I need to work on shifting still but otherwise very pleased.
Transition 2
  • 01m 4s

The bike finish snuck up on me and I was unable to remove my feet from my shoes prior to dismount... otherwise the transition was good.
What would you do differently?:

Take feet out earlier... pay closer attention to course... I was enjoying the ride too much!
  • 23m 49s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 56s  min/mile

Could not get my legs moving very well on start... first time off the new bike into a run... took longer than normal to get legs under me. Was looking for 7:30/mile average and ran 7:54/mile average. It was hot and the cold wet towels were great! Lots of traffic on the narrow path.
What would you do differently?:

Get some bricks completed with new bike.
Post race
Warm down:

Good walk!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Saddle on new bike and somewhat poor navigation on swim.

Event comments:

OUTSTANDING event by Team Magic... love the tie dye t-shirts and towels... will definitely do it again next year!

Last updated: 2010-12-24 12:00 AM
00:11:48 | 600 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 25/59
Overall: 300/779
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca 226
Course: Straight out from the shore, left turn to parallel the beach, left turn back to the beach.
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:07
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:43:54 | 16.2 miles | 22.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/59
Overall: 120/779
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 152 bpm Max HR: 163 bpm
Wind: Little
Course: Fairly flat loop around the lake.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:04
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:49 | 03 miles | 07m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/59
Overall: 185/779
Performance: Average
1 00:07:54 1.00 07:54 2 00:08:03 1.00 08:04 3 00:07:44 1.00 07:44 Avg HR: 156 bpm Max HR: 163 bpm
Course: Nice out and back loop on paved running trail along lake.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4