Pinehurst International Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
United States
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75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 43m 4s
Overall Rank = 60/254
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 5/21
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:15, made coffee and ate a blueberry muffin. Got to the race site early, set up my transition area, picked up my packet and got marked. waited in line for the port-a-jons and took it easy. Had half a can of Mt. Dew before walking down to the swim start.
Event warmup:

Did some light stretching in transition and then a short swim warmup in my wetsuit just before the start.
  • 29m 4s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

My swim was ok. My right goggle got hit and leaked a little water in but I just kept going.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing I can think of.
Transition 1
  • 02m 9s

Took time to dry off feet and put socks on to prevent blisters, which slowed down T1 a little but otherwise was nice and smooth.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 23m 23s
  • 30 miles
  • 21.59 mile/hr

Kept to my power goal of 230 avg. watts, and I'm not sure I could have gone much harder than that.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

in and out, used regular running shoes with laces since i can't seem to find any elastic laces that don't give me blisters.
What would you do differently?:

  • 47m 28s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 38s  min/mile

My focused run training has started to show in my races. I was very happy with the result. My calf started to cramp a little in the first mile or so but i just ran through it, kept cadence high and HTFU.
What would you do differently?:

nothing, this was a great race all around for me.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around a little bit, chatted with my parents, drank some water and ate a banana. ate a hot dog and had a coke after a bit once I cooled down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Reduced swim training, though it did not make a huge difference.

Event comments:

This was one of my best races so far. I can't think of anything I could have done to change the results. Last race of the season so it is time to take a few weeks off before diving into training for next year.

Last updated: 2012-01-04 12:00 AM
00:29:04 | 1640 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/21
Overall: 155/254
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Velocity 4 Fullsuit
Course: Loop in Pinehurst Lake. The start was a little foggy paired with running into the water from the beach, I could not pick out the first swim buoy. Just followed everyone else which worked out fine but everyone was very spread out so you hope you are following the right person.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:09
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:23:23 | 30 miles | 21.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/21
Overall: 41/254
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Very hilly and brutal. I liked the hills but it seemed like there wasn't any flats.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 92
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:47:28 | 06.21 miles | 07m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/21
Overall: 64/254
Performance: Good
HR was high. No HRM but this was a 10K tempo run all the way.
Course: Hilly. I was so tired of hills. My run training prevailed here because we have some wicked hills on my normal route. Again, no flats so it was either up or down.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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