Little Smokies Half Distance Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Portsmouth, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
78F / 26C
Total Time = 8h 15m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

No warmup....just anxious since it is in my own backyard.
  • 53m 53s
  • 1931 meters
  • 02m 47s / 100 meters

Nice course....I wore a wetsuit because everyone else had one and I hate them!! They feel weird on my chest and I dont like it. Got into the swim part way and felt the tightness on my chest and treaded water and took it off and thru it to a guy on the raft. Got into a rythm and felt good. not great since I hadnt been swimming much due to soreness in my surgery shoulder. Made it thru much slower then expected.
What would you do differently?:

Need to spend more time training
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s

nice transition....was so ready to ride.
  • 4h 27m 8s
  • 56 miles
  • 12.58 mile/hr

Very nice ride. After the first lap had to potty and got my fluids refilled....took my time.
Transition 2
  • 05m

Transition took alittle longer....they still had me down for the aquabike and announced I had finished. Had to go see the man and give him my chip number and told him I had changed it earlier and was told there wouldnt be a problem.
What would you do differently?:

Be sure there is no problem changing to half ironman instead of aquabike
  • 2h 55m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 22s  min/mile

It was a nice run. I had to walk up most of the hills. My second loop was better then the first and really felt like it went by fast
What would you do differently?:

would like to get faster
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

my weight and dont train as hard as I should

Event comments:

I think this is my favorite race of all! Maybe because it is here where I live but the course is so hard and hilly but so much fun!
I still am waiting my correct times for my run due to them still having me as aquabike. I took into account when I started and when I finished and approx how long last transition took

Last updated: 2007-06-26 12:00 AM
00:53:53 | 1931 meters | 02m 47s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: none
Course: Great 2 lap course
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 03:05
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
04:27:08 | 56 miles | 12.58 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
2 lap very hilly but fun course
Wind: Little
Course: I love this course. It is very hilly but going down is great!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:55:00 | 13.1 miles | 13m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
2 lap nice and hilly course....gravel road....had to watch you step some
Course: Aide station ran out of fluids at mile 9. Needed it then! Made it to the next station and got some fluids and gel.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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