Lake Logan Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Canton, North Carolina
United States
Setup, Inc
78F / 26C
Total Time = 3h 04m 48s
Overall Rank = 75/94
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 15/21
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30 didn't sleep hardly at all kept staring at the clock.
Drank 2 bottles of water and some gatorade, pb&j on whole wheat english muffin, ate a banana before swim. Had the race jitters pretty badly my husband tried to make me feel better. I had a tough time focusing on what I was about to do.
Event warmup:

We arrived at the race site really early and I got bodymarked & my timing chip and then I left my husband & kids in the van so I could get my transition area setup and just get my head in the race.
  • 31m 7s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

Just about everything. I need to work on not getting anxious and calming myself down. My swim in the pool has improved a lot and I've worked on my stroke now I need to really concentrate on just focusing on where I want to go and not worrying about getting kicked or kicking other people.
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s

This was the first time I wore a wetsuit in a race so it took me a little bit to get the wetsuit off. I definitely need to practice transitions before the next race. I actually did not practice at all this time and as you can see I paid for it.
What would you do differently?:

Everything, practice,practice,practice!

Very Very Bad!
  • 1h 20m 5s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.62 mile/hr

I kept my HR at about 180 to pace myself since I needed to have enough energy for the run. I could've biked faster but I was afraid of using all my energy and then not having enough. I ate or rather sucked down a gel after about 10 min on the bike with some water.
What would you do differently?:

In my training I need to get a better idea of what my race pace should be. I don't want to go too slow or too fast and run out of energy. I feel I could've put more energy into the bike portion since that is usually my strongest sport. I think I held back a lot.
Transition 2
  • 02m 23s
What would you do differently?:

Practice transitions!
  • 1h 08m 11s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 59s  min/mile

I started out the first 3 miles running for 6 minutes walking for 2 minutes. Then I hit mile 4 and I felt really good and was in a good steady pace for myself so I ran the rest of the way.
What would you do differently?:

In my next training phase I am going to pick a training plan that is run focused. I need to work on my running. I also found I can run further than I thought. I think a lot of it is mental for me. I'm afraid of ending up with an injury and then not being able to do anything.
Post race
Warm down:

Big mistake I finished stopped and went to see my husband & kids and completely forgot about doing any stretching. There was a lot going on and I was talking and then getting my stuff together. My husband wanted to go since he was getting ansy. I'd like to hang out longer after a race with everybody he always wants to leave right away, it drives me crazy!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I just need more training time. I just started training in Jan/Feb so I'm not going to beat myself up over this. I feel pretty good that I am where I'm at right now.

Event comments:

I thought they were supposed to have some food tents after the race but I'm not sure if I just didn't see them or if they weren't there at all. Beautiful race site really nice lake definitely do this one next year with a hopefully much better race time!

Last updated: 2007-08-06 12:00 AM
00:31:07 | 1640 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/21
Overall: 63/94
Performance: Below average
When I first started out I was very anxious and did not get into a good pace. I didn't start feeling good about it until I was heading toward the end. Right before swimming under the bridge the water temp fell by 10 degrees, WOW! I was really trying to swim fast through this part and get out of the water. Trying to get onto the dock was a little tricky there was no ladder and there was a guy that was supposed to be helping that was just standing there.
Suit: wetsuit sleeveless
Course: Big rectangle and swim under the bridge where the lake flows into a river
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 03:05
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:20:05 | 24.85 miles | 18.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/21
Overall: 58/94
Performance: Average
Kept my HR at about 180
Wind: None
Course: First 1-3 mile hill after that pretty much flat then last 3 miles hill great course overrall
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:23
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:08:11 | 06.21 miles | 10m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/21
Overall: 86/94
Performance: Average
Kept my HR between 178-180
Course: First 3 miles gradual uphill turnaround then last 3 miles gradual downhill
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4