South Carolina Half - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Greenwood, South Carolina
United States
76F / 24C
Total Time = 6h 14m 4s
Overall Rank = 197/274
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 43/62
Pre-race routine:

FIRST HIM! Second person to arrive at the race site. I was worried I'd be late and couldn't sleep anyway. Had a little coffee and cereal bar. Helped bring in the race packets so I could pick mine up! Visited the toilet and started to unpack.
Event warmup:

No warm up for this...I was planning on about a 20 minute swim for warm up and then another 20 minute swim to race! :-) Worked out to just about that!
  • 42m
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

I really didn't go very hard and kept my HR down. A little tight in the shoulders but nothing much after warming up a little. Pretty bright sun after the 2nd turn.
What would you do differently?:

Um, swim faster...a lot faster! I should have been about 5 minutes faster!
Transition 1
  • 03m 14s

Chatted with Ron and Chris a little. Took a couple of bites of power bar. Smiled for Jennifers camera! :-) Just another day in the park!
What would you do differently?:

Um, go faster seems to be the theme!
  • 3h 11m 15s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.57 mile/hr

What a pansy!
What would you do differently?:

Um, sticking with the "go faster" theme. But hey, I have a soccer game Wednesday...gotta save some legs for that!
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

wasn't looking forward to this!!! only run 13.1 once in training.
What would you do differently?:

you know...
  • 2h 16m 1s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 23s  min/mile

i hooked up with a lady from Birmingham, AL that helped me a lot. she and i ran 6 mins, and walked 1 for the entire race. my calves cramped severely at the finish. Jennye from AL...THANK YOU! you absolutely were an angel sent to help me! i wasn't mentally prepared for this but you pulled me through!
What would you do differently?:

run a few more 13's in training.
Post race
Warm down:

ha...warm down? i nearly passed out! whomever decided the finish should be an uphill like THAT should be beaten with a pair of sweaty shoes!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of training the last 5 weeks! it's really hard with 2nd grade twins to get in training time. when school started back i was limited to about an hour a day. not quite enough for an event like this.

Event comments:

i think it was a great race! set-up does a great job. there WAS food when i got back from putting away my stuff!

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Last updated: 2006-06-28 12:00 AM
00:42:00 | 2112 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/62
Overall: 0/274
Suit: wet suit
Course: I zig-zagged a little. My anti-fog goggles were fogging. The girl in the kayak was very nice to steer me back on course. I really had a great time on this swim regardless! I found someone with a bright suit and drafted the 2nd half...watched for sighting and adjusted to them...worked well.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:14
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
03:11:15 | 56 miles | 17.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/62
Overall: 0/274
Wind: Some
Course: took my time on the bike. certainly enjoyed the scenery and chatting with people. my rear end began hurting about mile 20. i was holding back way too much on the ride trying to save something for the run. what a frickin' pansy! i got passed by nearly every girl out there!;-)
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:36
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:16:01 | 13.1 miles | 10m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/62
Overall: 0/274
Course: 2X loop
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5