White Lake Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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White Lake, North Carolina
United States
Set-up Inc.
82F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 51m 19s
Overall Rank = 231/319
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 27/32
Pre-race routine:

Nothing much. Stayed in one of the local cheap motels. Had cream of wheat and cheese and coffee for breakfast.
Event warmup:

  • 18m 21s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

This was the first time I had ever worn my wetsuit in the water and I felt like I was choking the entire time. I hated it.

What would you do differently?:

I'd either have practiced OW swimming with the wetsuit or not swim with the wetsuit at all. Last minute changes weren't good.
Transition 1
  • 03m 27s

I had no experience with taking off a wet wetsuit, so I was kind of at a loss. I should have practiced this ahead of time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 55m 45s
  • 14 miles
  • 15.07 mile/hr

I was still using my road bike for this one so I was just wearing my running shoes. My bike is pretty slow, so that's definitely a big factor. I also didn't get much in the saddle practice at all.
What would you do differently?:

Get a new bike...which I have done!
Transition 2
  • 01m 33s

I didn't have my tri bike then so I was just keeping the same shoes on which made for a fast transition
  • 32m 15s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 22s  min/mile

I definitely felt very strong for this portion of the event.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of open water practice, wet suit decision, and poor bike equipment

Event comments:

Great race, lots of fun! Bib # 657

Last updated: 2008-01-07 12:00 AM
00:18:21 | 820 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 18/32
Overall: 103/319
Performance: Average
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: The swim course is a triangular shaped course. Participants exit the water at the end of the easternmost pier/dock and run about 300 yards to the transition area. The water temperature at White Lake is usually very close to the USAT threshold temperature of 78 degrees. Check out the USA Triathlon wetsuit rules if you’re not familiar with them – the rules can be found on the following link.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:27
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike:
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:55:45 | 14 miles | 15.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 31/32
Overall: 271/319
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: The bike course is a two-lap course - each lap being 7 miles in length. The course circles White Lake and is very fast. There are only 2 right hand turns on this course, the pavement is smooth, and there are no hills whatsoever.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:33
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:15 | 03.11 miles | 10m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 27/32
Overall: 212/319
Performance: Good
Course: The 5K run is an out & back course. Other than the first 1/4 mile and the final 1/4 mile - the remainder of the run takes place in the Waterford Estates development along the lakefront. There is a decent amount of shade on this course - which is flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5