White Lake Sprint Triathlon I - TriathlonSprint

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White Lake, North Carolina
United States
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65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 41m 45s
Overall Rank = 200/249
Age Group = 65 - 69
Age Group Rank = 1/2
Pre-race routine:

Got there early enough (6:30) to get a good parking spot. Set up transition area. Changed into my tri suit in the bathhouse. Walked around to meet some people. Checked out the swim and it looked like a long way. Talked to Alan who did the HIM on Saturday. Watched the start of the open men and then went and put on my wetsuit.
Event warmup:

Just played around in the water a little.
  • 20m 6s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 27s / 100 yards

Decent first OWS. Kept going too far right to start and then too far left to finish. I probably swam 1000m instead of 750m.
What would you do differently?:

Pay more attention to my line.
Transition 1
  • 03m 44s

Nursing a pulled calf muscle I was very careful taking off the wetsuit not to re-injure it and that took more time.
What would you do differently?:

Try not to be hurt before a race.
  • 44m 53s
  • 14 miles
  • 18.72 mile/hr

Once again the bike was my strongest leg. And this was with a tight hamstring to start. After it loosened up I was OK. I didn't use my Speedplay pedals due to my calf injury.
What would you do differently?:

Don't be hurt and use my Speedplays. Also ease off a little and save more for the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s

Already had my running shoes on so all I had to do was take off my helmet and grab my number belt. I started in the wrong direction but spectators soon had me going the right way.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure I know where the run exit is.
  • 31m 26s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 07s  min/mile

I really didn't have it on the run today although my time wasn't really bad. However I should have been about 30 sec/mile faster.
What would you do differently?:

Need to ease off the bike for the last couple of miles and save more for the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Just kept moving. Went to the Triwilmington tent and got something to eat and drink. Then went looking for people to talk to.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to put more time in for each event.

Event comments:

My first time to White Lake was a success! Now I need to come back for the International.

Last updated: 2011-04-04 12:00 AM
00:20:06 | 820 yards | 02m 27s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 183/249
Performance: Good
Suit: Borrowed 2XU sleeveless
Course: 250m out, 250m across, 250m back. Buoys every 50m.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:44
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:44:53 | 14 miles | 18.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 167/249
Wind: Little
Course: Teo loops around White Lake. One side was smooth and the other side was very bumpy.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 75
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:31:26 | 03.11 miles | 10m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 217/249
Performance: Average
Course: Course was nice and easy. Too bad I was so fried from the bike that it took me about a mile to get into my rhythm.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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