South Carolina Half - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Greenwood, South Carolina
United States
76F / 24C
Total Time = 6h 01m 33s
Overall Rank = 53/106 w
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 12/24
Pre-race routine:

PB and J at 5 am. Left house at 5:30 and to the race site about 6 am.
Event warmup:

None really
  • 46m 1s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

Very poor swim. Was too nervous at the start and couldn't get the breathing right until half-way. Got way off course in the early part and lost at least 1-2 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Find a way to calm down in the beginning. Better navigating
Transition 1
  • 03m 2s

Trouble getting the wet suit off. I think after the overall poor swim it just took me a while to get it together. Ate one gel.
  • 3h 21m 17s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.69 mile/hr

I really feel I did my best. I didn't want to push too hard and die on the run. I was hoping it would be faster, but not bad for 90% of training done on the trainer. Ate a total of 4 gels and drank Gatorade Performance.
What would you do differently?:

More training on the road, although I don't see that happening until children get older.
Transition 2
  • 01m 53s
  • 1h 49m 27s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 21s  min/mile

Felt tired, but not to the point of no return. Was able to maintain a good pace for the most part. I was getting a bit dehydrated by the end. Ate 2 gels.
What would you do differently?:

Other than drinking more, probable push harder on the bike if I could.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

A poor swim. Not enough time available for actual road biking.

Event comments:

Volunteer were great I thought.

Last updated: 2006-09-07 12:00 AM
00:46:01 | 2112 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 20/24
Overall: 89/106 w
Performance: Bad
Suit: full wetsuit-orca
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:02
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:21:17 | 56 miles | 16.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 17/24
Overall: 69/106 w
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Loop.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:53
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:49:27 | 13.1 miles | 08m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/24
Overall: 17/106 w
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling out and back 2 loops.
Keeping cool Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5