North Shore Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Waialua, Hawaii
United States
Hawaii Swim
Total Time = 59m 20s
Overall Rank = 20/275
Age Group = M40-44
Age Group Rank = 5/23
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at around 4:45, made some coffee. After loading the bikes in the back of the truck, we headed up the road to the beach park. After parking we rode to transition and found our spots to set up.
Event warmup:

Did a quick run up the road with a few strides thrown in.
  • 11m 34s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 53s / 100 meters

Wow! What a swim course. We were really close to the reef. A lot of people suffered nicks and cuts. I started out pretty good, everything was fine until I turned left at the second bouy. I got forced to the left more than I wanted and ended up going even farther left to avoid some shallow reef. When I looked up to sight I saw the women heading straight for me! I managed to make it back to the beach with only minor scrapes.
What would you do differently?:

Not swim to the inside on the turn.
Transition 1
  • 00m 50s

I had a little trouble with my race belt, I couldn't get it buckled for some reason. I couldn't do a flying mount either, still gotta work on that.
What would you do differently?:

Practice the flying mount more.
  • 27m 27s
  • 10 miles
  • 21.86 mile/hr

Something a little weird happened here. After I got up to speed and started putting my shoes on, I noticed that my gears were all screwed up. I was in the small chain ring up front and my 11 tooth in the rear. How the hell that happened, I have no idea. Once I corrected that I took off and started passing people to make up some time lost on the swim. I pressed hard but I wasn't maxed out, I was still a little burnt out from last weekends race. I was a little disappointed not to break 22 mph but what can you do.
What would you do differently?:

Double check gearing during setup.
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s

I think this went pretty well. Not my fastest, partly due to the thorny ground and partly due to rack position.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 18m 48s
  • 3.15 miles
  • 05m 58s  min/mile

I had a little trouble getting my run legs, but after about 1/2 a mile they were feeling ok. After my legs and lungs settled, I started picking people off. I think I could have ran a little harder, but I didn't really want to puke at the end :) On the way back in spotted Michelle/Happychick heading out, she was looking strong and had a big smile on her face :)
What would you do differently?:

Maybe push a little harder, but overall I was happy with my run.
Post race
Warm down:

Not much , walked around and chatted with Jason while we waited on other people to finish. Once everyone got in, most of the BT'rs got together and took a picture.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Maybe the reef and the ridiculous run from the beach to T1.

Event comments:

The lack of watering spots at the finish was a really bad call. The race director should have realized that one water cooler wasn't going to cut it. At the very least they could have filled up cups with water instead of having hot, tired and thirsty triathletes waiting in line for water.

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Last updated: 2009-02-12 12:00 AM
00:11:34 | 400 meters | 02m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/23
Overall: 102/275
Performance: Below average
Suit: None
Course: Counter-clockwise triangle course.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:50
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:27:27 | 10 miles | 21.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/23
Overall: 32/275
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Out and back on Farrington Highway with a loop thru the neighborhood at the Waialua end.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:39
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:18:48 | 03.15 miles | 05m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/23
Overall: 16/275
Performance: Average
Course: Flat course along Farrington Highway towards Kaene point and back. There was a water/aid station at the turn around.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3