Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon - Triathlon

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Lebanon, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
Total Time = 56m 58s
Overall Rank = 115/399
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 7/17
Event warmup:

swam 100 meters..probably should have done more.
  • 04m 1s
  • 200 meters
  • 02m 01s / 100 meters

I lost some time getting hung up behind some people in front of me...I thought I could hit about 3:40 so a little disappointed in the time.
What would you do differently?:

Eh, swim over people.
Transition 1
  • 02m 47s

Rookie mistakes..1. went to wrong bike rack 2. had shoes on bike with rubber bands...got one foot in but couldn't get the other one in. Had to stop, unclip, put my other shoe on and reclip...bone head mistakes.
What would you do differently?:

Practice transitions...a lot!
  • 31m 6s
  • 10 miles
  • 19.04 mile/hr

Fairly pleased with the bike split given I started from scratch this year. If I hadn't had the shoe problem coming out of T1 I could have gotten it under 31 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Need a lot of work in this area. Overall leaders came in at 24 minutes and my age group leaders came in around 27 minutes. Plus, I didn't have a whole lot left for the run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 19s

More mistakes...a little slow getting off the bike. Racked the bike in the wrong slot..had to rerack it. Other than that, transition was ok.
What would you do differently?:

More transition practice
  • 17m 47s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 38s  min/mile

I was a little gassed coming off the bike and the hills hurt on the run...need to build up bike fitness. My open 5k time is about 45 secs/mile faster. The last hill before the finish hurt but I kept telling myself not to stop and I didn't!
What would you do differently?:

Better fitness and pacing on the bike will help. I'm working on increasing my run volume too.
Post race
Warm down:

Met up with several friends from my swim group and compared notes. Everyone had fun. Got something to eat and just hung out until time sheets started coming out.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Transition mistakes and bike fitness are the low hanging fruit in that area but I think I can improve my run and swim too with more training.

Event comments:

Team Magic did a nice job conducting the race.

Last updated: 2013-05-20 12:00 AM
00:04:01 | 200 meters | 02m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/17
Overall: 71/399
Performance: Below average
Course: 50 meter pool- 4 lengths
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:47
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:31:06 | 10 miles | 19.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/17
Overall: 136/399
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loops of a 5 mile course...some rollers.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:19
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:17:47 | 02 miles | 08m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/17
Overall: 122/399
Performance: Average
Course: 2 mile out and back through the park...rolling terrain.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4