Beach2Battleship Half Iron Distance Triathlon - Triathlon

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 6h 09m 3s
Overall Rank = 317/604
Age Group = 45-49 M
Age Group Rank = 50/86
Pre-race routine:

Cold morning, 36 degrees. Setup T1. Walked to swim start. Watched Full swim go by. Put on Wetsuit and tried to stay warm.
Event warmup:

This was my first Half distance. The plan..
Swim - stay relaxed. depending on current 35-40 minutes.
Bike - Be afraid of the run, keep an 'all day' ride mindset. 3:20
Run - Get it done. 2:15.
T1+T2 0:10
6:30 goal time
  • 37m 24s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 46s / 100 yards

First time using a Wetsuit. Wow, can completely float. Swim felt very good. Had some difficult sighting and was all over the couse. A little leg wobble getting out of the water. Happy with Swim
What would you do differently?:

Know the course a little better. Will know the next time.
Transition 1
  • 06m 57s

Volunteers were great, They unzipped my top, and stripped my bottoms. Ran thru the warm shower, then on to T1 area. Now to prepare for the the changing temps on the bike. Start at 40, end at 60. I used my headsweat, fall/spring gloves, and bikegore jacket.
  • 3h 13m 20s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.38 mile/hr

First 10 miles, no problems. Mile 10-20 on the Highway, toes and legs were cold, seems to sap some energy, so just stayed in my zone ~18mph. Mile 20-30, headed into a slight headwind, just wanted to keep grinding legs a bit tight, ~16 mph. Mile 30-40, on the turnaround loop, no real issues. Mile 40 to end, tailwind! stayed relaxed and kept it at 20 mph. Got to unzip the jacket as it warmed up Back and legs got a little tight in the middle, otherwise not a bad ride. Oh, may need more food, was eating every 30 minutes, was getting light headed by the 30 minute mark.
What would you do differently?:

Food. Some stretching before getting on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 04m 22s

Indoor T2 with bike handler volunteers. Small delay on getting my T2 bag. it was nice to sit in a chair to change.
  • 2h 07m 2s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 42s  min/mile

I can't believe how good I felt at the beginning of the run. First 4 miles were at 9min/mile. Then some head games, where was the turnaround? started to have to grind a little. turnaround at ~ mile 7, thought 10k to go. First time I let myself think I was actually going to finish a HIM. Got some energy from 7 to mile 10. 5k to go! keep going! Wheels fell off at 11.75 and had to walk. Look mile marker 12! no way I walk the last mile, sart running! got into the final stretch, started yelling and high fiving the volunteers and spectators. Saw my family with 50 yards to go! Thank You!! I DID IT!!!
Post race
Warm down:

Me, I'm a Fe/2 finisher! Big hug for my honey (I love you,, and thanks for the support). Beer and pizza!

Event comments:

Great race, Loved the Swim, Bike route is Good, The run course is Fantastic. Yes, I want to Tri B2B again!

Last updated: 2013-03-17 12:00 AM
00:37:24 | 2112 yards | 01m 46s / 100yards
Age Group: 22/86
Overall: 201/604
Performance: Average
Suit: Full
Course: Channel
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 06:57
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:13:20 | 56 miles | 17.38 mile/hr
Age Group: 63/86
Overall: 415/604
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 04:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:07:02 | 13.1 miles | 09m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 47/86
Overall: 314/604
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5