Pinehurst International Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
60F / 16C
Total Time = 3h 26m 3s
Overall Rank = 216/286
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 32/44
Pre-race routine:

Stayed at the Homewood Suites bout 10 minutes from the race site. Very nice suite which allowed me to get up and start the morning without interfering with the wife's sleep. Had a couple of sandwich thins with peanut butter and a couple of banana's...drank some gatorade and did a little ligt stretching at the hotel.
Event warmup:

Got to the race site with plenty of time....set up tranisition and watched teh bathroom line fill up quickly. It still amazes me there are only a 30 or some port-o-potty's with all these people racing. Luckily I got in early and then went in the woods later.
  • 39m 24s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 24s / 100 yards

Obviously not my strong suit...started off a little out of sorts through the first 200. Sun was right in my eyes so sighting was difficuly. Once I made the turn, got into a decent rhythmn and sucked it up from there. Not really happy with my time, although I was shooting for under 41 minutes which shows you how bad a swimmer I am!!!
What would you do differently?:

OWS practice....need to get more comfortable. I thought with the wetsuit I would have less fear...but my arm strength is lacking so I need to do some off season workouts!
Transition 1
  • 02m 26s

Pretty eas transition here...first time with a wetsuit and no big issues there. Just need to speed it up a little bit more.
What would you do differently?:

Not Much...just get quicker!
  • 1h 49m 29s
  • 30 miles
  • 16.44 mile/hr

I was excited for this leg since it was my first race on my new bike. Everything was going well and I was on good pace (stuck to my plan from scouting out the course the night before). Then around Mil 15 I hit a major bump after a long downhill and my aero bottle went flying. It was a new addition just a couple of days before and apparently I didn't install it correctly. Spent the next 7 minutes trying to reattach it with the velcro that broke...big bummer and I was so pissed listening to all those bikes fly past me on the course. I got everything rigged and was off again. Decent ride considering I lost that 7 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Install damn aero bottle correctly...lesson learned!
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

Easy transition the bike...into the shoes and I was off and running!
What would you do differently?:

Not much...other than learn to get out of my shoes while still on the bike.
  • 53m 15s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 34s  min/mile

Started out pretty easy and eventually caught up to a guy in my age group. Decided to follow him until mile 3 and see how my legs felt. Got to mile 3 and decided to wait one more mile before I did anything. I didn't want to go too hard too early. As soon as mile 4 came around...took off and passed him and another in my AG...legs felt great and kicked it on in for my fastest 10k ever!
What would you do differently?:

Not much..
Post race
Warm down:

Hung out with the wife and ate some rice and beans...drank some bevvies and then headed back to the hotel for a shower!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim and bike mishap

Event comments:

Pinehurst is a great race destination...would like to do this again at some point to see if I can beat my time!

Last updated: 2011-01-05 12:00 AM
00:39:24 | 1640 yards | 02m 24s / 100yards
Age Group: 41/44
Overall: 263/286
Performance: Below average
Suit: Xterra
Course: Kind of a rhombus thing going on....
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
01:49:29 | 30 miles | 16.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 31/44
Overall: 44/286
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Big loop with lots of hills!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:53:15 | 06.21 miles | 08m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 32/44
Overall: 44/286
Performance: Good
Course: Big hilly loop around the lake..
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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