Beach to Battleship HIM - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
60F / 16C
Total Time = 6h 36m 9s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Gave up trying to sleep about 2:30.
Had two pepperoni hot pockets.
Got to the T1 area and promptly remembered my aero bottle and my bike bottle were in the fridge in the hotel room. Oh joy!
Got that by the skin of my teeth.
  • 32m 24s
  • 2078 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

Great swim! 1st wiggly man was easy to find. After that it got weird and it must look different from up on the boat than it does in the water. I just followed the crowd mostly. Wow, fast swim!
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I enjoyed it.
Transition 1
  • 00m

I had long sleeved jersey, gloves and tights. Didn't use any of them. As a matter of fact I got to thinking about what I wanted to wear so much that I forgot any chamios cream at all.

The run from the swim to T1 took a while. That was interesting.
What would you do differently?:

Perhaps put some chamois cream on.
  • 2h 57m 51s
  • 56 miles
  • 18.89 mile/hr

Well, riding on an interstate is great :)
I didn't get twinges in my legs the whole time, was happy about that. There was about 5 miles of absolutely HORRID road but other than that it was one of the best rides I've ever done. Just loved it.

80th on the bike. I'm happy about that.
What would you do differently?:

Nada, not one darned thing.
Transition 2
  • 03m 8s

I'm digging the bike catchers who take care of it for you.
What would you do differently?:

Now that I've got a better idea on how this two different transition areas work and the famous bag o' transition stuff it should be better next year.
  • 3h 02m 48s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 13m 57s  min/mile

Yup, once again I suck at running. BUT, my legs didn't even start giving me trouble until about mile 7, cramped and uncramped for three miles and they locked up about mile 10. That was a change from what's happened before. As much as I hate running this made me happy.
What would you do differently?:

Not cramp? Do a lot more running this year before next year's B2B full, perhaps.
Post race
Warm down:

I walked around until the trolly took me back. That was about an hour or two of warm-down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I suck at running.

Event comments:

I LIKE this race. Signed up for next year's full before I had a chance to come to my senses.

Last updated: 2008-12-01 12:00 AM
00:32:24 | 2078 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: 2XU C:2 Full Sleeve
Course: Down the channel
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 60F / 16C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
02:57:51 | 56 miles | 18.89 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 03:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
03:02:48 | 13.1 miles | 13m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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