White Lake Sprint Triathlon I - TriathlonSprint

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White Lake, North Carolina
United States
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74F / 23C
Total Time = 2h 08m 30s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 12/15
Pre-race routine:

Pre-race routine. Breakfast in my tent, pump up my tires, transition bag on my back and ride the 1.5 miles over to the start. Nice gentle warmup before the race. Set up transition, couple visits to plastic potty land and then into the water about 20 minutes before my wave start tot warm up.
Event warmup:

Same as above bike and swimming to warm up before the swim wave start!!
  • 26m 17s
  • 820 yards
  • 03m 12s / 100 yards

For my first ever open water swim I will certainly take it, but I would definitely prefer to never have to swim in a wetsuit ever again. I don't know if I overexerted in the first 100 from the excitement or the wetsuit limited my breathing that much. I had to hang on a kayak in the first 100 but after I got my breathing under control I was better able to manage it from that point. Had to flip onto my back a couple of times to recover, but I finally made it to the swim finish.
What would you do differently?:

Stay in the pool... Seriously more open water practice with the wetsuit on. I just couldn't breathe right, it felt like the wetsuit was pulling down on my shoulders and up on my crotch, so I couldn't get my normal breath, plus getting jostled at the start threw me off my rhythm and I was just out of sorts at the start. Oh well.
Transition 1
  • 04m 4s

I was so gassed after the swim and running down the pier, I had to recover for a minute, so I took a break and walked between the timing mat and entrance to transition, even at that and having to remove the wetsuit and get everything else one. Not a bad time in t1. I'll take it.
What would you do differently?:

Not a whole lot. Move t1 closer to the water, have a better swim so I wasn't so pissed coming out of the water.
  • 52m 3s
  • 14 miles
  • 16.14 mile/hr

I may have gone out a touch too fast on the first lap, but I had to find a groove after blowing up in the swim. I knew the best place to make up a little time before blowing on the run was on the bike. My strongest of the three. I was hoping pre-race to avg between 16-18 for the bike leg and hit it dead on.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, pace was right on, was never even breathing hard.
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s

Great transition, even with the eventual winner of my AG. Just need to be quicker in the other facets of the game.
  • 44m 44s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 14m 23s  min/mile

I hate to run, but when I got to the 1 mile mark in 9 minutes, I knew I was in trouble. I came out of t2 too hard and I would pay the price. All in all, considering I ran a triathlon pr in the run, I'll definitely take it, but I finished and that is what counts.
What would you do differently?:

More run training.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretching, another visit to plastic potty land, hugs from the hubby and daughter, pictures by and in the lake.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My breathing and the gas fumes sitting on top of the lake. YUCK!!!

Event comments:

Great race, if it weren't for the open water swim, it would be on my list to do again. But I can say that I've done it. I'd have to think long and hard about doing it again.

Last updated: 2011-02-16 12:00 AM
00:26:17 | 820 yards | 03m 12s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/15
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless wetsuit
Course: Clockwise triangle
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:04
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:52:03 | 14 miles | 16.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/15
Overall: 15/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: clockwise loop twice. flat and fast.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:24
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:44 | 03.11 miles | 14m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/15
Overall: 15/
Performance: Good
Course: out and back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4