Greenville Triathlon - Triathlon

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Greenville, South Carolina
United States
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Total Time = 1h 06m 14s
Overall Rank = 8/251
Age Group = OPEN
Age Group Rank = 2/5
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early, checked the weather ASAP because of all the flooding and storms from that night. Ate breakfast, drove to the race site.
Event warmup:

Ran the run course and rode my bike a few miles. After that I jumped in the pool and splashed around for a bit.
  • 07m 19s
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 50s / 100 meters

Went "OK". didn't feel like I had good rotation or stroke timing, but aside from that I kept it easy and drafted a few fish that went past me for as long as I could.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, maybe push a little harder.
Transition 1
  • 00m 45s

My spot in transition was terrible. All of my stuff was pressed between my bike and the transition barrier, with a support pole blocking that. Decided right then and there to do my first sockless race.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure, the rack position was terrible since it was right on top of the supports for the wall netting.
  • 38m 42s
  • 15 miles
  • 23.26 mile/hr

Was going amazing until my wheel cover self destructed and wrapped around my cassette bringing me to a complete stop. Pretty much put me out of the race at that point.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I have no idea why the cover did what it did since I have used it many many times befor this race.
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

I spent a lot of time climbing in and out of my corner. Pretty slow for a T2.
What would you do differently?:

  • 18m 48s
  • 5 kms
  • 03m 46s  min/km

Started "easy" and just built from there. I knew I was out of the race due to the bike disaster but didn't want to slouch the run. Ended up with a pretty good time. I actually ran through the woods along side the road since the ground was more firm in that area. Managed to cut the tangents on the course really well and pick up cadence on the downhill sections.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike mechanical.

Event comments:

Looked at my data after the race and I lost more than 3 minutes on the side of the road. That would have put in on the run side by side with the two guys who went 1/2. I was slowly catching them on the bike, and had put a lot of time on the one runner who could easily outrun me when my wheel cover destroyed itself. Oh well, these things happen. I contacted the wheel cover manufacturer and they'll let me buy a replacement since their cover self destructed.

Last updated: 2014-07-09 12:00 AM
00:07:19 | 400 meters | 01m 50s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 32/251
Performance: Average
Course: 400 meter swim in long course pool, switch lanes at each wall.
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:45
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:38:42 | 15 miles | 23.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 10/251
Performance: Average
Course: Big Loop
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:43
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:18:48 | 05 kms | 03m 46s  min/km
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 5/251
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4