South Carolina Half - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Ninety Six, South Carolina
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 4h 56m
Overall Rank = 51/650
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/41
Pre-race routine:

sign in, chat with friends, get set up, put on wet suit.
Event warmup:

dry land warm up w/ a few minutes of arm swings and jogging in place.
  • 30m 20s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 26s / 100 yards

good swim. stuck to plan of goign hard to the first turn bouy then levelign off to a steady pace after that.
What would you do differently?:

get a new wetsuit... shoulders felt tired due the the short torso length of the wetsuit.
Transition 1
  • 01m 35s

want to get Tri shoes to make it easier to leave clipped in instead of putting on in T1.
What would you do differently?:

nothing, pretty quick and effecient.
  • 2h 38m 38s
  • 56 miles
  • 21.18 mile/hr

Raced the bike as planned. Probably went too hard over teh first half becaesu legs were dead by the mile 40.
What would you do differently?:

go a little easier over the 1st half and finish stronger
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

good fast T2. Only one to break 1 minute in my age group.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 44m 32s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 59s  min/mile

legs were dead from the get-go due to the hard bike. walked a few times for 30-45 seconds each. fluid would not digest easilly. bouncing in tummy after first aid station.
What would you do differently?:

I think a little easier bike effort would lead to better legs on the run, but gained more time on the bike than I lost on the run. nothing, I was proud of myself for sucking up the pain and running through it.
Post race
Warm down:

coke and a smile

What limited your ability to perform faster:

too hard on first half of the bike. I can honestly say that is the hardest I have ever pushed myself on the run.

Event comments:

Good fun race that was well organized with plenty of support.

Last updated: 2008-06-09 12:00 AM
00:30:20 | 2112 yards | 01m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/41
Overall: 0/650
Performance: Good
Suit: QR
Course: good course. Sun was out, but not a big issue.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:35
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
02:38:38 | 56 miles | 21.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/41
Overall: 0/650
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: long rolling terrain. never flat
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:58
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:44:32 | 13.1 miles | 07m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/41
Overall: 0/650
Performance: Average
Course: mild rolling hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4