Beach2Battleship Half Iron Distance Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
67F / 19C
Total Time = 6h 40m 47s
Overall Rank = 15/20
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 15/20
Pre-race routine:

Biscuit, water, and water
Event warmup:

Stretching, warmup swim
  • 27m 52s
  • 1900 meters
  • 01m 28s / 100 meters

Awesome swim! Navigation was key on this 3 turn course. Really worked hard on last 200m.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 07m 40s

Took my time, went to the bathroom, ate a banana.
What would you do differently?:

Just pick up the pace a touch
  • 3h 24m 10s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.46 mile/hr

Took my time, saving energy for the run course. Had a good time and stayed with a pack from the beginning to mile 50; broke away and finished strong.
What would you do differently?:

Increase avg speed to 18.
Transition 2
  • 03m 51s

Very fast and clean transition.
What would you do differently?:

  • 2h 37m 16s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 01s  min/mile

First 7 miles were comfortable; last 6.1 were very hard. took rests at latter aid stations and walked brief periods between miles 7-11; ran last 2.1 miles @ good pace.
What would you do differently?:

Pace myself a little more in beginning and train more running in prep for event.
Post race
Warm down:

stretching, drank water, sat down in shade, ate some pizza after 45 minutes of c/d; walked to stay loose.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

need to train running more, but thats it. All the work in the pool and on the bike this year paid off.

Event comments:

Spectacular event and looking forward to repeating on an annual basis.

Last updated: 2012-10-21 12:00 AM
00:27:52 | 1900 meters | 01m 28s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/20
Overall: 4/20
Performance: Good
Suit: Full sleeve
Course: Saltwater channel swim with the current
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 07:40
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
03:24:10 | 56 miles | 16.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 17/20
Overall: 17/20
Performance: Average
Wind: Little with gusts
Course: Very flat, 2 bridges, can be extremely fast.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:51
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:37:16 | 13.1 miles | 12m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/20
Overall: 13/20
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat with water elements. cool breezes.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5