Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon - Triathlon

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
60F / 16C
Total Time = 12h 24m 35s
Overall Rank = 228/437
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 52/78
Pre-race routine:

Up with little time to spare, did my Back Rx routine and started getting dressed.
2 cups of hotel room caf coffee (~6oz / cup )
1 Mini Cinamon Rasion Bagel with PeanutButter
1 Banana on way to site
Event warmup:

No Warm up time. Got to T1 with barely any time to spare.
Put nutrition on bike, dropped of Special Needs bags, got in line for T0 but had to bail and get on the last bus to swim start.
At swim start had just enough time to hit T0, then rushed into wet suit.
Guess warm up might have been the run down the beach in sand, in wetsuit to swim start. Got there to hear the "90 seconds" call... had a moment to take in the sunrise and calm down, then it was game time.
  • 54m 26s
  • 4224 yards
  • 01m 17s / 100 yards

Good swim, settled in well and used my race plan to stay focued.
First part was a bit rough (waves) and no current, but after the channel narrowed the current really kicked in and WOW what a swim.

45 degrees at start
What would you do differently?:

Find a drafting partner
Transition 1
  • 13m 5s

Long run to transition from swim start. T1 Changing tent was a zoo. Took a bit longer than I wanted but had to stop and hit the porta-john.

50 degress at start
What would you do differently?:

Be about 5 minutes faster
  • 6h 20m 59s
  • 112 miles
  • 17.64 mile/hr

Given HR and power numbers likely to have gone too easy .
Able to pee on bike, but stopped at 56miles / Special Needs for pee too
Took all 6 scoops of Infinit
Stopped at 8 to top off water and infinit

Nutrition Plan was spot on...
Fluid nutrition in Areo bottle.
Water on back cage
Backup nutrition in downtube
Gel on 30, Waffle on Hr, and Bonk on 3h worked to keep calories in and stomach happy.
Picked up remaining inifint mix at SP
What would you do differently?:

GO harder on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 11m 21s

B2B does T2 right!
Changed Soxs, Wore Altra shoes, hit the potty again

What would you do differently?:

Go faster in T1
  • 4h 44m 46s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 52s  min/mile

Run was good! Had great legs, and first three miles was all about slowing myself down to save some for later in the day.

Followed the race plan, as I got tired, just ran aid station to aid station. I stayed in my box and controled what I could.

It was an ADDed benefit to have the Charlie Daniels Band playing at the Amphitheater on the run course.
Thanks to some sound advice from my coach and Pete, I was able to handle the wall and the darkness falling with no problem.

Best part of the day was the sprint finish thru the shoot with my two sons! What a great way to end a big day:

What would you do differently?:

Push harder
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some food and water from the finishers area, got a few photos and went back to hotel to clean up

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Setup Events knows how to run a great race, and having done three long course races this year, this was hands down the best. Still has an old school feel, friendly but competitive atmosphere and great volunteers. The water front finish with the crowds is AWESOME!.

Well done Setup, Well done.

Last updated: 2014-11-01 12:00 AM
00:54:26 | 4224 yards | 01m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 45/78
Overall: 248/437
Performance: Good
Suit: Full Suit
Course: L shapped course
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 13:05
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
06:20:59 | 112 miles | 17.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 62/78
Overall: 256/437
Performance: Average
Avg HR was 131, or sitting right between Z1 and Z2 Avg Power 171 Normal Power 175
Wind: Some
Course: Lollipop shape
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 11:21
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
04:44:46 | 26.2 miles | 10m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 33/78
Overall: 162/437
Performance: Average
Avg HR 134
Course: Out and Back, 2 lap
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5