Buckner Mission Man Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Burlington, North Carolina
United States
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Total Time = 1h 34m 3s
Overall Rank = 118/166
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 22/26
Pre-race routine:

Up early and on the road by 4:15 am to arrive at the race site.
Event warmup:

Swam a little before the start.
  • 16m 12s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

I was in the first wave which had a lot of competitors. The chop and whitewater from everyone was more than normal. The pace was also fast. Not sure what happened, but my heart rate shot up early in the swim to the point where I needed to grab the kayak in order to get it back down. Never happened to me before and no idea why it happened. I could have easily stopped, but once it was back down, I resumed the swim. Overall I was not a happy camper on the swim, but I was amazed when I saw the time and realized it was 1 minute faster than last year.
What would you do differently?:

Just would have like to have not had that situation with my heart rate increasing occur. With the fast pace, it would have been great to see what my time would have been.
Transition 1
  • 01m 21s

Good transition. Nothing special here as it was routine for T1 for me.
What would you do differently?:

  • 46m 52s
  • 15 miles
  • 19.20 mile/hr

Felt good on the bike after the issue on the swim. I guess I was determined after that swim.
What would you do differently?:

Just to continue to improve on my speed in order to bring the time down.
Transition 2
  • 00m 51s

Quick T2 for me. Felt good off of the bike and not issue getting into my shoes.
What would you do differently?:

  • 28m 49s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 16s  min/mile

Course was a little damp from the overnight rain. Made it where it was packed down and easier to run. The course is always a challenge with the rolling hills.
What would you do differently?:

Continue to work the hills.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Issue on the swim.

Event comments:

The volunteers at this event from Front Street United Methodist Church do a fantastic job. They are all so encouraging. The food after the event is great as well.

Last updated: 2012-05-30 12:00 AM
00:16:12 | 820 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 21/26
Overall: 118/166
Performance: Below average
Suit: Tri Top and Bottom
Course: Triangle counter clock-wise course.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:21
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:46:52 | 15 miles | 19.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 17/26
Overall: 102/166
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Butterfly shaped course when you look at it on the map. Good course with rolling hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:49 | 03.11 miles | 09m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 22/26
Overall: 129/166
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly 2-lap trail course. This is a good challenge for finishing the event.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5