Buckner Mission Man Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Burlington, North Carolina
United States
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82F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 21m 54s
Overall Rank = 50/166
Age Group = M 25-29
Age Group Rank = 9/17
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early and did the usual. Ate my banana breakfast wrap, loaded the bike and headed to Lake Cammack. I live in Haw River, so I was only about 15 minutes away. There weren't any lines when I got there, so I cruised right through body marking and chip pick-up. I had picked up my packet the day before. Set up transition and got dressed.
Event warmup:

Short swim warm-up right before the start of the first wave, which I was in.
  • 15m 53s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

Could've been better. My swim training got put on hold while working for NCOBS, swim fitness was not good. Huffed and puffed, and got passed by guys I've beaten out of the water at other races.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more. NCOBS was an awesome job, but it didn't give me much help on the training front, as I was not able to swim or bike while there.
Transition 1
  • 01m 8s

Not bad. About where I expected, but improvements can be made.
What would you do differently?:

Practice, and finally get new pedals and shoes.
  • 42m 28s
  • 15 miles
  • 21.19 mile/hr

Yet again, my training suffered while at NCOBS. I rode hard, but not as hard as I could have if I had been training consistently.
What would you do differently?:

Train more. Do more strength training and speed work, work on my cadence.
Transition 2
  • 00m 42s

Not bad. Could've been faster. I knocked over another bike that was not racked properly, and had to waste time reracking it. In the future, I'll just leave those.
What would you do differently?:

Either don't knock over other people's bike, or just leave them if you do.
  • 21m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 59s  min/mile

Not too shabby. Running is the one thing I did do at NCOBS, but this is still a below average time for me.
What would you do differently?:

Just run more, and work on speed and dropping the weight I gained over the summer.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Extra Lbs from not training and eating like crap.

Event comments:

Great hometown race. Will definitely do it again.

Last updated: 2012-03-09 12:00 AM
00:15:53 | 820 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/17
Overall: 109/166
Performance: Below average
Course: Kind of a circular configuration.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:08
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:42:28 | 15 miles | 21.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/17
Overall: 45/166
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling hills through Northern Alamance County. A butterfly shaped course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:42
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:21:45 | 03.11 miles | 06m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/17
Overall: 30/166
Performance: Below average
Course: Rolling though a wooded trail along the lake with a section on the park road. 2 loops.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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