Buckner Mission Man Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Burlington, North Carolina
United States
Set-up Inc
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 34m 30s
Overall Rank = 171/290
Age Group = 56-60
Age Group Rank = 7/12
Pre-race routine:

Stayed in local hotel the night before. Ate energy bar and 8 oz. Heed mix about 2 hour early. Early arrival, set up T area, chip, body mark all done 1 hr. pre start. Got familiar with logistics, etc.
Event warmup:

Jogged 200 yds., swam 200 yds.
  • 18m 40s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards

Despite efforts to stay wide and avoid bodies, still had some anxiety in first 150 yds as other guys bumped into me from slides and behind. After 200 found a good stroke and settled down. Passed about 20 guys after that point.
What would you do differently?:

Go further outside at start. Continue to work on stroke
Transition 1
  • 01m 4s

Should have just jumped on moving bike. Shoes slipped out of clips when stepping in.
What would you do differently?:

Use rubber bands to hold right pedal back. Practice jumping on bike or learn how to put shoes on when riding.
  • 44m 40s
  • 15 miles
  • 20.15 mile/hr

Felt strong on bike from last weekends 72 miler. Passed dozens of people many of whom don't like to stay to the right.
What would you do differently?:

Mount and dismount more cleanly.
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s

My position on bike rack was taken by another. Had to shift down 3 spots to find room. Sat down to switch shoes.
  • 28m 58s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Not wear a top, too hot. Drop 5 more pounds. Practice more trail running.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked 3 minutes, drank water, sat down for 10.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Marginal quality of swim stroke is too slow. Better trail running conditioning.

Event comments:

This is a very well run event. I would definetly do again if it wasn't 2 hours away from home.

Last updated: 2009-03-29 12:00 AM
00:18:40 | 820 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 180/290
Performance: Average
Suit: Team in Motion shorts and top
Course: 3 left corner turns
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 01:04
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:44:40 | 15 miles | 20.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 125/290
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling hills, 8 intersection turns all well marked and staffed with police and voluteers. No traffic problems at all.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:10
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:58 | 03.11 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 222/290
Performance: Below average
Course: Two laps - mixed between asphalt road and hiking trails. Uphill for first 1/2, trails up and down, lots of uneven and roots. I did walk for about 30 seconds 2 times on uphills. Felt my HR too high and hot.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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