South Carolina Half - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Ninety Six, South Carolina
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 6h 22m
Overall Rank = 101/144
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 40m 4s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

Got kicked in the face within the first 20 sec. of start - had to stop and reset goggles a couple of times. Bummer. Felt good on the swim but calves started cramping on the last leg (not a good thing)
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

Because of cramps in calves - took longer to get out of wetsuit. I took all my anti-cramp stuff for 3 days before race - still don't know why I'm getting cramps in the calves
  • 3h 10m 39s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.62 mile/hr

I felt pretty good on the bike and knew because of hot temperature that my run would suck so I gave all I could on the bike. I met my goal time right on the money
Transition 2
  • 02m 50s
  • 2h 24m 34s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 02s  min/mile

Sucky run but I knew it would be. Because of the cramps in the swim - didn't have them on the bike but did on the run. Had to take many walk breaks
What would you do differently?:

Not miss the turn for the second loop!!!!! I lost probably a minute because of this
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Race did not start on time. Also, why do the over 40 women have to go in the second to the last swim wave? That puts us out on the course (especially on the run) at the worst part of the day (heat). Not all 40 and over women are slow...........

Last updated: 2008-10-15 12:00 AM
00:40:04 | 2112 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 76/144
Performance: Average
Suit: Wet suit - sleeveless
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:28
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
03:10:39 | 56 miles | 17.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 90/144
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Course is ok - but once you get back into Greenwood County - roads are rough. I was lucky enough to be riding along side a girl from Greenwood so she was giving me local knowledge
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:50
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
02:24:34 | 13.1 miles | 11m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 98/144
Performance: Below average
HR stayed high when I was running
Course: rolling hills and alot of pure sunshine makes this a tough run course at 12:30 in the afternoon in 85 degree heat.....
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3