Greenville Triathlon - Triathlon

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Greenville, South Carolina
United States
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74F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 16m 8s
Overall Rank = 52/188
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 8/21
Pre-race routine:

Really did not want to wake up, wife pushed me out of bed. Had some steel cut oats and coffee. Took 4 anti-fatigue caps and took a gu 15 minutes before race start. Got to the event and realized I forgot my water bottle but ran around one and filled it with water. Went to the porta potty and finished transition setup, got marked, and headed for the pool.
Event warmup:

Did 100m swim and felt sick to my stomach got out talked with wife and friends to calm myself down.
  • 07m 34s
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 53s / 100 meters

Drafted great for the 1st 150 but was very inefficient at the walls. I also only swam 1 time in the last 2 weeks and it showed. The swim felt fast but the time did not show it. The sick stomach went away.
What would you do differently?:

More swimming
Transition 1
  • 00m 57s

Pretty quick
What would you do differently?:

  • 44m 28s
  • 15 miles
  • 20.12 mile/hr

The bike went good and if you consider the 1 extra mile I drove then my pace was 21.46mph. I took a wrong turn because the kid flagging waved a right turn and it was supposed to be left, the cop didn't yell and after .5 miles I realized that the course was no longer marked so I turned around.
What would you do differently?:

Stay on course
Transition 2
  • 00m 44s

Quick transition and got the zoot ali'i shoes on quick, took 1 extra antifatigue pill.
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 28s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile

All out for as long as possible, not my best race but went pretty good.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Got a bunch of water and had a coke. Found my wife coming in on the bike and decided to push her for her 5k portion of the race. I was able to help her get a 5k PR at 24:45.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of swim practice and wrong turn on the bike. If I had properly navigated I would have picked up 1 spot overall in age group and 10 spots overall in men.

Event comments:

Good race if you like hills.

Last updated: 2013-08-11 12:00 AM
00:07:34 | 400 meters | 01m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 39/21
Overall: 6/188
Performance: Below average
Course: 400m swim on 50m length pool.
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:57
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:44:28 | 15 miles | 20.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/21
Overall: 79/188
Performance: Bad
Wind: None
Course: Very big rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Bad Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:44
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:28 | 03.1 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/21
Overall: 52/188
Performance: Average
Course: partial xterra event running up and down a muddy hill twice followed by 2 laps of rolling hills in the top neighborhood. There were great water aid stations at the top and bottom of the hill which kept me cool and hydrated.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4