Angels Race - TriathlonSprint

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Clemmons, North Carolina
United States
Setup, Inc
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 11m 14s
Overall Rank = 62/254men
Age Group = 40-44men
Age Group Rank = 10/40
Pre-race routine:

Arrived with 2 other participants at 6:45 am. Since their swim times were faster than mine I watched their swims and cheered for them as they left the t1. Then headed to the pool.
Event warmup:

none really a little stretching.
  • 05m 38s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 53s / 100 meters

I almost forgot to take off my sandals before getting in the pool. goggles strap slipped out of eye piece right before my start so had to toss them. Swam faster than I expected. Passed one swimmer. I swam most of the way breathing every sixth stroke even though all my training was for every fourth stroke.
What would you do differently?:

get better goggles, but b/c it was a pool swim did not effect perfomance
Transition 1
  • 01m 57s
  • 38m 51s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.20 mile/hr

Kid you not a yellow jacket was either in my shirt before I put it on in t1 or flew into my shirt and bit me three times on the stomach during the first down hill before I smashed it. Good thing I am not allergic! No effect on the race though.
What would you do differently?:

zip shirt up faster so bees cant get in. Need my own road bike (used a friends)
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s
  • 23m 37s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 35s  min/mile

hardest part of the entire event was the first 1/2 mile and getting rid of slight feeling of nausea. Passed several runners. I got passed by one kid at the 1 mile mark. He had an X on his leg so I think he was part of a relay so that did not bother me (he was sprinting). Had to remind myself to run a little harder than comfortable a couple of times. Finished really strong.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I may have been able to go out a little harder.
Post race
Warm down:

a little stretching, but it was so cool did not feel necessary to cool down. Plus family and friends were there for picture taking after event.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

slowest part of my race was transitions, I attribute that to first triathlon fear of a mistake. I did hit all of my goals and ran a little faster than I expected. Probably can improve most on the bike with more training.

Event comments:

This was my first triathlon (actually first race of any kind) and the training with a goal was great. The race was extremely well organized and was set up well with the finish close to the transition area which was nice for spectators. I will definitely be back.

Last updated: 2007-09-17 12:00 AM
00:05:38 | 300 meters | 01m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/40
Overall: 81/254men
Performance: Good
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:57
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:51 | 12.43 miles | 19.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/40
Overall: 88/254men
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:37 | 03.11 miles | 07m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/40
Overall: 43/254men
Performance: Good
Course: out and back. downhill out and up hill in pavement and hard pack gravel. Cars and golf carts were on the course. Nothing that could be done about that I suppose, did not affect time though.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5