White Lake Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Elizabethtown, North Carolina
United States
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60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 29m 13s
Overall Rank = 125/233
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Pre-race routine:

Woke, drank hot tea, ate banana on way to event (2 hours before start). Arrived at event site 1:45 before event start.
Event warmup:

Rode bike 1-2 miles to get legs loosened up, then got in water earlier than most in my wave to adjust to cold temp.
  • 15m 34s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 05s / 100 meters

Slightly better than expected given first swim at such a cold temp. Glad I spent extra time getting warmed up in the water while most people stood in line on the dock. Booties and Neo cap were a big help. Sighting has improved greatly over the past 3 races.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Maybe use ear plugs
Transition 1
  • 02m 7s

I was pretty dizzy from the swim (almost fell over getting suit off), but still impressed with my T1 time. My legs felt great after the swim (surprisingly) and i just took off. glad I kept my T1 spot relatively free of clutter-- it was a lot less confusing trying to get the suit off. 2nd time riding with no socks. Didnt' pre-clip shoes on the bike even though i thought abotu it. Glad I didn't given my dizziness-- it was good to just get on the bike and go without worrying abotu the shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure-- maybe gotten out of suit faster if more stable?
  • 43m 40s
  • 14 miles
  • 19.24 mile/hr

PR Bike time! First race using Hed Jet 6 wheels-- what a great investment! Also, i have focused on leg strength/ "Force" over the past 3 months. Hamstrings did not fatigue as was my problem last year; my hips and lower back got a little tight, though. Focused on cadence only-- didn't look at the distance or pace on my Garmin at all during the race.
What would you do differently?:

Would like to have an aero-bottle system for plain water, and keep Roctane in normal bottle on frame or back.
Transition 2
  • 01m 39s

Felt great here-- can't think of anything i would have done differently, maybe differnt dismount?
What would you do differently?:

If there had been no turn into the parking lot, i woudl have clipped out and done a running dismount.
  • 26m 15s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 26s  min/mile

PR 5k time! Felt better than i thought i would-- I'm 15 pounds lighter than the last time i ran a 5k and I was very well-rested on Sunday.
What would you do differently?:

Wish I would have pushed harder going out-- but I'm glad I didn't because I was able to push (sustainably) hard coming back from the turnaround. Would have skipped water altogether (or maybe only had one sip going out and none coming back)-- this slowed me down a few seconds.
Post race
Warm down:

Water and pizza and more water and then more pizza.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I don't know. On a distance-adjusted basis, this race was a PR by approx 17 minutes over my previous best Sprint race.

Event comments:

Overall an awesome race. The recent change to 220 pounds for the Clydesdale limit was a boon for me as I'm just above that currently in my ongoing weight loss program. Will prob be in 30-34 AG by the fall. The weather was beautiful, my mind was in the right place, and i set appropriate expectations and also made decent decisions about how to pace myself-- when to go hard and when to hold back. Hope i have more races like this one!

Last updated: 2013-04-09 12:00 AM
00:15:34 | 750 meters | 02m 05s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/4
Overall: 106/233
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 56F / 13C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:07
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:43:40 | 14 miles | 19.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 136/233
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Very fast.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:15 | 03.11 miles | 08m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/4
Overall: 173/233
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
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?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4