Beach to Battleship HIM - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
40F / 4C
Total Time = 5h 39m 24s
Overall Rank = 112/400
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 20/47
Pre-race routine:

Was a point to point type race. Everything was packed into baqs and sent to it's destination the night before. Bikes checked in night before. Set up swim to bike transition on race morning. Buses to beach start. Stretching but no oppurtunity to warm up before race.
Event warmup:

See above
  • 30m 45s
  • 2078 yards
  • 01m 29s / 100 yards

great swim. Sighting bouys were difficult to see after rounding the turn into the dock. Hopefully they will place more bouys next year.
Transition 1
  • 11m 5s

300 yard run to T1 from the dock. Became light headed in T1 so wrapped in towel and sat on ground putting on equipment. Took my time to make sure no issues going to bike. Felt great going out of T1. Ran in shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Wish I could have been faster through T1, but goal for the day was to have a solid race and not blow up. Feel I made the right decisions even though it cost me a lot of time.
  • 2h 46m 57s
  • 56 miles
  • 20.13 mile/hr

Solid bike performance for me. Only issue was sig. saddle soreness from constantly being in the arrow position. All my taining in the mountains and not use to the constant cadence pedaling with no position changes.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 03m 2s

Foot got hung in rear water bottle rack when trying to dismount. Volunteers were taking all bikes and helmets and racking them for us. One of the volunteers caught me and kept me from hitting the pavement. Very thankful. The voluteers at this race were beyond awesome.
What would you do differently?:

The obvious
  • 2h 07m 34s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 44s  min/mile

Did well with the run until mile 11. I was doing well with keeping nutrition (Heed) and water in me. Walked aid stations every mile. Forgot to take in elctrolytes and so started cramping after mile 11. Was only able to walk/run during last mile. Able to run across finish line before collapsing. Did not have to go to medical tent, but required a lot of recoverite and had nurse puring a lot of water all over me. Big time learning leason. Always take in your electrolytes on the run not just the bike.
What would you do differently?:

The obvious.
Post race
Warm down:

See above

What limited your ability to perform faster:

See above

Event comments:

Fantastic Race. Well organized with great race courses and beautiful venues. Volunteers were the awesome. Could not have asked for better. Highly rec. this race.

Last updated: 2008-08-11 12:00 AM
00:30:45 | 2078 yards | 01m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/47
Overall: 66/400
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra full body wetsuit
Course: Point to point in the channel with an incoming current
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 11:05
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
02:46:57 | 56 miles | 20.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/47
Overall: 71/400
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling to flat out and back type course. Slight head wind on way out with same tail wind on way back in.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:07:34 | 13.1 miles | 09m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 22/47
Overall: 116/400
Performance: Average
Course: Loop type run. First two miles over highway bridges. Running along side a lot of traffic but DOT blocked off an entire lane for us to run in. Once off the highway rest of run very nice through downtown Willmington and around a beautiful lake.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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