Lake Logan International Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Canton, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 37m 9s
Overall Rank = 129/255
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 18/34
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:30 to eat my bagel thin with peanut butter and honey. Left the B&B around 5:20. Made to the race site about 5:45 and starting getting everything setup. Had plenty of time to do everything so that was nice.
Event warmup:

  • 33m 32s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

I'm still slow but I'm getting better. Shoulder are still the biggest limiter when it come to my swimming. The lack of flexibilty and increasing tightness makes long efficient strokes very difficult. Sighting was great to the first turn bouy but I had a couple about 4 times on the way back in that I got off course.
What would you do differently?:

Do more yoga. Actually do any yoga at all. That'll help me more than anything else right now.
Transition 1
  • 01m 34s

Seemed like I was taking longer than I was so I gues I was doing everyhting fairly efficiently. Wetsuit came off without any problems.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 12m 51s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.47 mile/hr

The course was fairly crowded where I was and I didn't feel like attacking and trying to overtake multiple people at one time. I was more than content to sit back and ride comfortably and pass when the time was right. I got passed by quite a few people but I was okay with that. I'm sure I could have pushed the pace a little bit more especially on the first 12 miles but I wanted to try to ride at the pacing that I will be shooting for at B2B.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

I put socks on for the run in an attempt to mimick my plan for B2B. After my blister debacle at White Lake I had to come up with a new game plan for my feet. I was happy with this transistion.
What would you do differently?:

  • 47m 42s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 41s  min/mile

I started off the firt mile at a solid pace that was below an 8 min/mile. The pace fell off the next two miles and I hit the turn around at an 8:05 overall. The way back was so much nicer without having to fight the grade and I picked it back up to around 7:35 min/miles. I was hoping for an 8 min overall and ended up at a 7:41 so I was pleased.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and found my wife. Drank some water. Packed everything up and headed back to the B&B to get cleaned up.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I really like the race aside from finding the first half of the bike course too crowded. The weather was perfect and location is perfect for a nice weekend away from the house without having to drive that far. I'll probably be back next year.

Last updated: 2011-06-22 12:00 AM
00:33:32 | 1640 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 20/34
Overall: 181/255
Performance: Good
Suit: Vortex 3
Course: Rectangle with an in water start and exit onto a floating platform.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:34
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:12:51 | 24.85 miles | 20.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/34
Overall: 149/255
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: A lollipop course that is fast on the way out with an overall elevation drop to the turn around. Not as fast on the way back but there is only one real climb around miles 23/24. Everything else is just a little slope that is almost visually imperceptible.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 77
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:32
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:47:42 | 06.21 miles | 07m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/34
Overall: 90/255
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back going the opposite direction of the bike course. The out section is going up a slight grade the entire way but you can't really tell until the turn around.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4