Angels Race - TriathlonSprint

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Clemmons, North Carolina
United States
Setup, Inc
59F / 15C
Total Time = 1h 14m 31s
Overall Rank = 106/418
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 13/40
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5 AM, had a english muffin with peanut butter and jelly and a gatorade. Short drive to tanglewood park from my house < 5 miles.
Event warmup:

Wait. Since I am a slow swimmer as you can see by my time, had to wait around a long time. Spent most of the time listening to music, trying to relax.

I need to establish a routine of some kind here. Thought about bringing my road bike to warmup on. Will probably do that in the future.
  • 07m 22s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 28s / 100 meters

Since it was a pretty cool morning, and I have done most of my training in indoor pools, it was a little cool getting into the water. But once you got in, it was fine.
What would you do differently?:

Swim all the way to the wall and get a good push off. Not sure why I was stopping well before the wall and then not getting more of a push off. Also need to use a stronger kick on the final laps.
Transition 1
  • 01m 54s

Went fairly well, got my socks on quickly, ran the bike to the mount line.
  • 36m 53s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 20.22 mile/hr

First time with my new tri bike. I only had a few training rides on it, so wasn't very familiar. Unfortunately, I dropped my water bottle the first time I went to grab it, did the rest of the ride with no water. Legs felt kind of dead after the swim, not sure why ... maybe due to the lack of a warmup on the bike. Started to feel good my second lap and it was much faster. Unfortunately had a bad side stitch throughout the bike that never went away. Made the ride somewhat uncomfortable.
What would you do differently?:

Start off a little slower, gradually build speed.
Transition 2
  • 02m 11s

Took my time a little too much. Had some trouble getting the race number belt on.
  • 26m 13s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 26s  min/mile

As per my plan, started easy, then tried to pick it up. Unfortunately, didn't have much in the tank to really pick it up much. I am definately capable of doing better here.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk, get some water and food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Side stitch.

Event comments:

Great race for a great cause.

Last updated: 2007-09-19 12:00 AM
00:07:22 | 300 meters | 02m 28s / 100meters
Age Group: 32/40
Overall: 297/418
Performance: Average
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:54
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:36:53 | 12.43 miles | 20.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/40
Overall: 55/418
Performance: Average
HR: 167 Avg / 176 Max
Wind: Some
Course: Had a few rolling hills and a short steep downhill at the start, that was an upill at the finish. The outer loops had a slight ascent at the start, then some mild rolling terrain after that.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:26:13 | 03.11 miles | 08m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/40
Overall: 147/418
Performance: Below average
HR: 165 Avg / 176 Max
Course: Start was slightly downhill, then a big downhill to a gravel road and the turnaround. Big hill on the way back then slightly uphill to the finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5