Endurance Magazine Triathlon at Cane Creek - TriathlonSprint

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
United States
Total Time = 2h 06m 19s
Overall Rank = 71/76
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/8
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:15 a.m., ate 100% WW english muffin w/ peanut butter and a banana.
Event warmup:

No real warm up, got in the lake and did a lap to test wetsuit and water temp. Felt much more relaxed from doing this.
  • 20m 12s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 28s / 100 yards

First triathlon ever, not the best swim in world, but I finished! My goal was 25 min, and beat that goal by a good 5 min! I forgot to put my googles down over my eyes, but turned over and fixed them. I swtiched between freestyle, side stroke, backstroke and even threw in a little doggie paddling for good measure. :)
What would you do differently?:

Try to relax a little more, definitely need to continue to work on swimming.
Transition 1
  • 06m 14s

Long path from water to TA area, walked up it, recovering from swim.
What would you do differently?:

Run from water to TA
  • 58m 59s
  • 14 miles
  • 14.24 mile/hr

Finished the bike in under an hour! I was very happy with that. Goal was 1 hr 5 min. My bike chain came completely off my bike at mile 10, so I had to stop, get off my bike and fix it. I had never fixed a bike chain before, but I definitely wasn't about to quit....
What would you do differently?:

Try not to switch gears so much, take a bike maintenance clinic.
Transition 2
  • 02m 21s

Good transition for me. Legs a little shaky from the ride, so nice little recovery before the run.
What would you do differently?:

  • 38m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 12m 25s  min/mile

Ok, so definitely not the best 5k time, but I had actually planned on a 45 minutes 5k, so again, passed my goals. Walked a good portion of the run, but was ok with that. I did fall down (twisted my ankle and fell) and had a great Miame Vice roll on the asphalt, but got back up and continued to run.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure, just more practice.....
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, made some water and gatorade.....good stuff.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Have only been training 6-7 weeks, so just need more training.

Event comments:

This is my first ever triathlon, I wanted to finish in 2 hr 30 min and completely crushed that goal! Even though I came in 5th from last, I came in! Thanks to my husband and all fellow BT'ers for being at the finish line to cheer me across. I had a great time.....

Last updated: 2007-05-09 12:00 AM
00:20:12 | 820 yards | 02m 28s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/76
Performance: Average
Course: Half loop in Cane Creek lake
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 06:14
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:58:59 | 14 miles | 14.24 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/76
Performance: Average
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:21
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:38:36 | 03.11 miles | 12m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/76
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]