White Lake Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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White Lake, North Carolina
United States
Set-up Inc.
83?F / 0C
Total Time = 1h 41m 32s
Overall Rank = 104/229
Age Group = novice
Age Group Rank = 2/23
Pre-race routine:

Arrived early, dropped off bike and gear. Body mark and chip pick up. set up tranistion area and waited and waited
Event warmup:

swam a little but not much since my goggles fog up easily. stretched really well
  • 18m 56s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 19s / 100 yards

Felt horrible from the start. I was in the front but there was no need to start too fast. Just didnt get into my rhythm very well. Had to breast stroke a lot. Was very mental about the swim- on a good note- when I was swimming well I sighted well and kept on course.
What would you do differently?:

Practice open water swimming!! Need to get more distance swimming in
Transition 1
  • 00m

Transition was OK. Do not know the time- it built into the bike time according to the website. Socks were hard to get on, lots of grass on my feet and they were wet. Long run to the transition area- 300 yards is what I heard it was.
  • 54m 29s
  • 14 miles
  • 15.42 mile/hr

worked hard on the bike, definately winded, passed by some and I passed some others. Felt hard but good
Transition 2
  • 00m

transition went well. Forgot my visor but no big deal.
  • 28m 9s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 03s  min/mile

Very hot out by this time. I was really tired after the bike and racing yesterday. I didnt get the normal "legs feel like tree trunks" feeling, just didnt have the energy to go. Was very warm even in the shade.
What would you do differently?:

not race the day before- duh
maybe some supplement- gu or shot blocks
I know I can run faster- might have taken #1 if I did.
Post race
Warm down:

got water!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

mental aspect of the swim
headwind on bike
HOT and tired on run

Event comments:

Great race especially for the first open water swim. My problem was me, not the course. You can see the bottom the whole time. I recommend this race to anyone- great venue, great people!

Last updated: 2009-01-03 12:00 AM
00:18:56 | 820 yards | 02m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/23
Overall: 121/229
Performance: Below average
Suit: no wet suit
Course: supposed to be 750 yds- triangle loop
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:54:29 | 14 miles | 15.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/23
Overall: 129/229
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: 2 laps around the lake. I tried to stay up around 18 mph or so, head wind during 2-4 miles of it made it tough- dropped down to about 15 or so.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:09 | 03.11 miles | 09m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/23
Overall: 83/229
Performance: Below average
Course: out and back in neighborhood
Keeping cool Below 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5