White Lake Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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White Lake, North Carolina
United States
Set-up Inc.
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 30m 24s
Overall Rank = 152/324
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 36/58
Pre-race routine:

After several days of no sleep in prep for finals, then close proximity to Love2Tri before her 1/2 , tried to get a good night sleep. Got a few hours, more than previous nights which was nice.

Got up about 5am, ate a mini cinnamon bagel, a banana, a bottle of water, and nursed some coffee. Loaded the van and left for race site about 5:40, got there about 6. Since my race number was the same as Alice’s from the day before, new right where my rack was located in transition.

Setup transition, talked with Alice and Stephanie and then went down to pick up my chip and get marked up.

Event warmup:

Got in the water a little early and swam a bit to get familiar with wetsuit and lake swimming.
  • 16m 29s
  • 750 yards
  • 02m 12s / 100 yards

Decent swim for having a wetsuit, would have liked it to have been faster but I am a crappy swimmer.
What would you do differently?:

Kicked more, tended to do an all arms swim. Drafted more, never found anyone to get in a groove with... generally been more comfortable in the water. Need to get the Lake Norman open water swim schedule out... some two lap open water swims would be good...
Transition 1
  • 00m

Official times for Transitions lost due to timing device failure, no competitors had info...

What would you do differently?:

Overall good
  • 48m 2s
  • 14 miles
  • 17.49 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Clearly a "comfortable" pace says I left some bike-ability out on the course...
Transition 2
  • 00m

No official time, ~1min
  • 25m 54s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 20s  min/mile

Good run, but got a side stitch early that probably kept me from goal time of an even 1:30
What would you do differently?:

Go faster, need to practice my bike/run switch - see more bricks in the future.
Post race
Warm down:

Talking with Alice, cheering in a few others, and then a wade/swim in the lake

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim-ability, bike-ability, run-ability === generally me

Event comments:

Would do it all again this weekend if I could... would love to do the 1/2 some day in the future...

Last updated: 2009-01-07 12:00 AM
00:16:29 | 750 yards | 02m 12s / 100yards
Age Group: 35/58
Overall: 160/324
Performance: Average
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Standing start, triangle swim course, exit on ladder at dock...
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:48:02 | 14 miles | 17.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 33/58
Overall: 166/324
Performance: Good
My personal time was 45mins, so clearly 3mins is probably my total transition time. First lap was ~23mins, Second lap was 22mins
Wind: Some
Course: Two laps around lake
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:54 | 03.11 miles | 08m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 32/58
Overall: 145/324
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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