Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon - TriathlonFull Ironman

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 10h 25m 59s
Overall Rank = 29/415
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/93
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:00 am ate a bagel with Netella, 2 packets of oatmeal and 1 banana. Got on the trolley at the hotel and froze my way to transition 1. All in all, it was an uneventful calm morning.
Event warmup:

Stood around in the water and made sure my goggles were wetand adjusted. Water felt great.
  • 58m 52s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 23s / 100 yards

I really need to step up my swim. I always feel fresh out of the water, but I really need to be a swimmer that puts a better effort of being faster. I just don't like it that much. I felt comfortable in the water just slow.
What would you do differently?:

Be a better swimmer.
Transition 1
  • 04m 37s

Wetsuit strippers were great. I did not hide a pair of shoes, but I did wear the Blue Seventy booties which helped alot on the long transition run.
What would you do differently?:

  • 5h 21m 57s
  • 112 miles
  • 20.87 mile/hr

I really enjoyed the bike course. This is a course where the trainer really helps because if you stop pedaling you pretty much stop moving. I always feel lucky when I don't flat because I always seem to see a couple and it really does add to the time and anxiety of the race
What would you do differently?:

Train harder!
Transition 2
  • 04m 15s

It got a little congested in the shoot with the half distance folks going a little slow, but the volunteers really kept things moving and did a great job.
What would you do differently?:

Practice dimounting with my shoes on the pedals, so I can perform a faster dismount.
  • 3h 50m 21s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 47s  min/mile

Felt pretty good on the run. As I would get a cramp, I just slowed my pace and was able to carry on without stopping.
What would you do differently?:

More run training.
Post race
Warm down:

Got under a space blanket and ate pizza. Then went back to the Hilton for a shower. Went back out and ate again.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not getting an overtaking penalty. I remeber when it was, but I was technically at fault. Learn for next time.

Event comments:

This is my second time doing this race, and I really like the new course lay out. This is a spectacular race, and I will probably try it again next year.

Last updated: 2012-10-22 12:00 AM
00:58:52 | 4224 yards | 01m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 51/93
Overall: 233/415
Performance: Average
Suit: xterra
Course: Channel
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:37
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
05:21:57 | 112 miles | 20.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/93
Overall: 32/415
Performance: Good
Kept my heart rate at or below 140 most of the trip.
Wind: Some
Course: The wind was so much better this year compared to last year. This course is flat (some false flat). .
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
03:50:21 | 26.2 miles | 08m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/93
Overall: 24/415
Performance: Good
Kept HR lower than 150.
Course: Nice course. A little confusing at the triangle loop, but it was manageable.
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] 4