Lake Logan International Triathlon - Triathlon

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Canton, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 12m 54s
Overall Rank = 14/285
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/11
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast. Drive from hotel-30 minutes. 2nd breakfast. Talk talk talk. Gear prep. Talk talk talk.
Event warmup:

WARM UP in the frigid water, read race report from alst year and saw I needed to warm up more. Well, since they added the half I took TOO much time, or had too much time to warm up. SO I warmed up and then sat on the dock and RE-WARMED up.
  • 24m 52s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 40s / 100 meters

First 4 sight buoys were to be treated as turn buoys-they had to be on right shoulder. Orange buoyus coming back in were sight buoys. Per USAT rules you can have them on either shoulder. I felt bad for those not knowing this-you swam further.
What would you do differently?:

More pre-race training, Im behind on my swimming. Slower than last year! Time my warm up better.
Transition 1
  • 02m 53s

Suit stuck on arms, left leg hammy cramping, suit stuck, too much talking to friend doing half relay with friends.
What would you do differently?:

Notta, get suit off faster.
  • 1h 04m
  • 40 kms
  • 37.50 km/hr

I know this course, I wrecked on it last year. I also drove it extra this year. I hammered this course. If I do it next year I need to push harder, I don't think I held back but I didnt A group it.
What would you do differently?:

Ride it with "A" group mentality.
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

If youve read my reports-I like <1:00. I was close to this last year at T2, and would be this year, had they not made transistion DEEPER to account for the half athletes.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Good T2
  • 39m 55s
  • 10 kms
  • 03m 59s  min/km

Didnt hold back, lonely course. Still love the gun range near the top!
What would you do differently?:

Push harder on the false flats going uphill.
Post race
Warm down:

Feet up lying on my back. Empty tank.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Legs a little twitchy from long downhill, not used to that much downhill running-smile and Kick it.

Event comments:

Half zip long sleeve tech shirts-ROCK
Coaster/ashtrays as awards, and medals only for the half. meh-and you ran out, how is that possible for a race that sold out?
Being in a valley there isnt a pizza place to deliver-but Id like to see a food truck handle post race food-not saran wrapped sandwiches and cookies. Fruit and drinks were great.
SETUP tent was selling all old gear.
Been twice now and still likely to go back for a third-make the half a TRUE half and I may do that next year.
Race results posted fast, and pictures posted fast.

Last updated: 2014-08-07 12:00 AM
00:24:52 | 1500 meters | 01m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/11
Overall: 35/285
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca S3 FULL
Course: Clockwise rectangle from Dock, under bridge (INTO THE COLDER WATER), to floting low dock. ( you can hop out or climb out using the ladder)
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:53
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:04:00 | 40 kms | 37.50 km/hr
Age Group: 4/11
Overall: 12/285
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Popsicle esque-FAST. 1st and last 6 miles newly paved.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 90+
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:16
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:39:55 | 10 kms | 03m 59s  min/km
Age Group: 3/11
Overall: 13/285
Performance: Good
Course: 3 miles uphill, with false flats and 2-4% grade. 180 degree turn 3 miles down what you just ran up.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4