Buckner Mission Man Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Burlington, North Carolina
United States
Set-up Inc
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 33m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-40
Age Group Rank = 6/24
Pre-race routine:

Event warmup:

ran short way, short swim up to beach finish
  • 20m 13s
  • 820 meters
  • 02m 28s / 100 meters

Had trouble settling down first 100 meters but kept up. Drafted off some until 2nd turn buoy, then goggles fogged and was unable to see. Kept going wide to the right-probably swam more than 750 meters. Once guys behind began swimming over me I lost all rhythm and just fought to finish. Did well with one sided breathing around buoys. Did do some one sided breathing on way in to speed up.
What would you do differently?:

Learn heads up swimming to continue rhythm when being bumped around. Will spend alot of time increasing race pace in pool while not sacrificing efficiency.
Transition 1
  • 01m 10s

good transition
What would you do differently?:

put shoes on more smoothly, forget wiping feet
  • 43m 59s
  • 15 miles
  • 20.46 mile/hr

Not bad for first tri with hills. Beat Missy, other top age group, AND Karen. Didn't however go fast enough to make up all the time lost on swim.
What would you do differently?:

Will spend some time riding route itself next year in preparation for tri.
Transition 2
  • 01m 55s

Lost 20 sec going back to take helmet off.
What would you do differently?:

need to practice transitions over and over
  • 25m 58s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 21s  min/mile

Hills are hard but I probably did my best. Did not seem as hard to get going as White Lake.
What would you do differently?:

Going to bring my race pace up and break 23 min 5k at Wilmington
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim and run pace

Event comments:

did not do as well as I hoped, especially in swim.

Last updated: 2008-07-30 12:00 AM
00:20:13 | 820 meters | 02m 28s / 100meters
Age Group: 13/24
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
took it too easy
Suit: no
Course: squarish loop, counter-clockwise.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:10
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:43:59 | 15 miles | 20.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/24
Overall: 22/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling hills with some flats. Wish I could have pushed harder on flats, but had to recover. Mostly happy with how hard I pushed hills. Did well on downhills keeping cadence and recovering some.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:55
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:25:58 | 03.11 miles | 08m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/24
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
HR mostly about 160s; probably could have pushed harder
Course: Up and down on the trail, slight uphill on pavement. Ran full out downhill but slowed uphills. Tried to keep high cadence of about 90 whole way; hard at times.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4