Jetton Park Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Cornelius, North Carolina
United States
Wakeman Charities, Inc.
71F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 12m 21s
Overall Rank = 25/196
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/35
Pre-race routine:

Same as usual.
  • 14m 10s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

Water was choppy from the wind but nothing compared to last couple of races. Started out well and felt good. Sighting was good first two segments, third segment I was all over the place and had a hard time sighting and swimming straight.
Transition 1
  • 01m 36s

Slow. Been used to longer races with less emphasis on fast transitions. La-te-da.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster
  • 34m 47s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 21.44 mile/hr

Blah. Felt slow from the get go and really slow the first two miles. Lack of bike fitness really showing up. Pace was slower than my last HIM. Got passed by 3 people. Pushed as hard as fitness would let me but that would come back later.
What would you do differently?:

Riding the bike for training would be a good start.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

Again, not much practice trying to do this fast and it shows.
  • 20m 46s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 41s  min/mile

Legs felt heavy coming off the bike. Stayed heavy the whole run. Was hoping to flirt with going 20 flat but realized that was out the door after mile 1. Mile 2 was mostly uphill and was slower than mile 1. Mile 3 was mostly downhill and my legs did free up a little bit.
What would you do differently?:

More bricks maybe. Bike fitness will help with heavy legs.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some soda and waited for a few others I knew to come in. Saw the results posted and was shocked I got 2nd in AG. I guess everyone else was also rusty.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike fitness. Have only ridden outside 7 times since November. Was an OK race with a good result and I am more than happy with that.

Event comments:

Good start to the tri season. Course was not as fast as advertised IMHO, certainly not hard, but not what I would consider flat and fast. Would consider this early season race again.

Last updated: 2013-05-13 12:00 AM
00:14:10 | 820 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/35
Overall: 39/196
Performance: Good
Suit: De Soto Black Pearl
Course: Counter Clockwise trianlge
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:36
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:34:47 | 12.43 miles | 21.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/35
Overall: 34/196
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: Double turn around through neighborhood. Rolling throughout.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:03
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:20:46 | 03.11 miles | 06m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/35
Overall: 18/196
Performance: Average
Course: Double turn around through the park. Rolling the whole way.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4