North Shore Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Waialua, Hawaii
United States
Hawaii Swim
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 18m 30s
Overall Rank = 156/255
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 21/25
Pre-race routine:

Got up early eat a chocalate chip Cliff bar, and washed it down with a bottle of Gatorade. Got there real early, I think I was the second one there. Set up transition area. Tried to relax and mingle, keep my mind off the race.
Event warmup:

Just stretched a little.
  • 14m 39s
  • 400 meters
  • 03m 40s / 100 meters

400 Meters my @#$. Even the experienced swimmers said it was well over 400 meters. Dont know why but I was really sucking on this swim. I think I got nervous seeing all the reef right beneath me. At one point I cut my hand on it, didnt realize it till I saw blood on my towel at T1. I think everybody passed me here. I have a good picture of me getting out of the water and running up the beach, Naners was infront of me. I HAD a 5 minute head start :( There were some good swells that just filled my water with water when I tried to breath. The time includes the run along the beach.
What would you do differently?:

Get more open ocean swims in. I need to feel more comfortable in open water.
Transition 1
  • 02m 45s

Still taking too much time and worring about my feet in T1.
What would you do differently?:

Quick foot rinse get shoes on, get out the door.
  • 36m 30s
  • 10 miles
  • 16.44 mile/hr

I'm happy with my bike portion. Keep in mind I dont have a fancy tri- bike or road bike. I make do with what I have. On the way back I got to use some momentum coming down a hill and a corner. The riders in front of me slowed down alot, so coming out of corner and going up the hill, I just hammered up the hill and passed about 5 riders. Told myself they cant repass me. This stage hurt!! My injured thigh was really giving me problems. I was really worried about it just locking up on me.
What would you do differently?:

Get a fancy tri-bike, then learn the aero position!!
Transition 2
  • 00m 31s

I had a lady standing right infront of my transition stall. I had to yell "excuse me" 3 times for her to move. Dont know what she was doing there in the first place...
What would you do differently?:

Put a "Do not stand here" sign infront of my stall. Everything else was pretty fast and efficient. Racked the bike, grapped my race belt, and ran for the exit....
  • 24m 5s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 46s  min/mile

Run went good I passed quite a few people on the run. Got passed myself by 2 people. It went good, but I could of pushed it a little harder. Was afraid of cramping up in the last .5 mile like I did in the Honolulu Tri. Kept looking for people I knew to give me inspiration...
What would you do differently?:

Pushed it harder the last mile.
Post race
Warm down:

Kept moving for awhile. Got some juice, a banana, and a piece of bread. Stretched a little. Linked up with Naners and Congratulated her on her kick-ass placing!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Body was beat down real bad from being in the field the whole week before the race. Had only 1 day to get rest, and decent nutrition. To tell the truth, it was so bad the entire ride to the event I wanted to turn around and go back to bed (I came sooo close you dont even know!!)

Event comments:

There was no "Elite Class" in this Triathlon, and some of the "big" names showed up to play....
Every race is a learning experience, and chance to see my training pay off. Learn from myself and others, then apply..........

Last updated: 2007-06-03 12:00 AM
00:14:39 | 400 meters | 03m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 22/25
Overall: 208/255
Performance: Bad
Suit: One piece Tri suit.
Course: Swim out towards two bouys in a counterclock wise rotation. It was shaped like a elongated triangle. It sure wasent 400 meters (longer).
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:45
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:36:30 | 10 miles | 16.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 24/25
Overall: 178/255
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Mainly flat. 5 miles out, go around this little neighborhood, and come back. There were some rough sections here. Almost ran over a big bolt in the road. Good thing I was watching where I was going.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:30.7
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:05 | 03.1 miles | 07m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/25
Overall: 93/255
Performance: Good
Course: Flat surface, run 1.5 miles out turn around come back. Alot more shaded than I thought it would be :)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3