Endurance Magazine Triathlon at Cane Creek - TriathlonSprint

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
United States
Total Time = 1h 30m 18s
Overall Rank = 82/179
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 14/43
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:30. Half cup of coffee, instant oatmeal, banana, OJ
Event warmup:

Did a few yards in the lake to loosen up and check the water temp. Felt fine
  • 15m 47s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

Not really happy with my swim still. I get out a hundred yards, maybe less, and nerves hit me. Can't control my breathing very well so I end up paddling through most of it. Much better than at MAP, but not to my expectations yet. Missed my goal by :47
What would you do differently?:

Try to find more swimming space and relax more.
Transition 1
  • 02m 57s

Felt really good to be out of the water. Very happy with my T1 transition. Long run from the lake to the TA. Wetsuit slid right off and away we went
What would you do differently?:

Run faster
  • 44m 18s
  • 14 miles
  • 18.96 mile/hr

Great start on the bike. I think this made me some time up from the swim. Really familiar with course from group rides so I knew where I should push and where I should conserve.
What would you do differently?:

Need to start training at a higher cadence with more gear. Might get my bike re-fit also.
Transition 2
  • 01m 18s

Again, I'm happy with this transition. The course had us running a really long way from dismount to the TA, but that may have helped me get my running legs working.
What would you do differently?:

  • 26m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 22s  min/mile

Thought that I would do better on the run after the last couple weeks of training, but I am happy with it. Cramped up pretty good, but ran through it and didn't stop. Hit a PR for a 5K!!
What would you do differently?:

Not take a big slug of gatorade in T2 before the run. Start training with enduralytes.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around a bit and cheer on the rest of the Queen City Tri Club crew as they came down the shoot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nerves in the water

Event comments:

Wasn't really a grandiose affair. You started, finished and that's it. i would like a little more pizzaz after the race.

Last updated: 2007-01-27 12:00 AM
00:15:47 | 820 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/179
Performance: Below average
Suit: Blue Seventy Reaction
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:57
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:44:18 | 14 miles | 18.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/179
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: RD changed this course 3 days before event. Took 2.5 miles off.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:18
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:00 | 03.11 miles | 08m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/43
Overall: 0/179
Performance: Average
Course: 2 loops. Downhill on 1st half - uphill coming back.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3