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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
United States
Charleston Triathlon Club
Total Time = 1h 45m 30s
Overall Rank = 62/144
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 3/15
Pre-race routine:

Peanut Butter Bagel.
Event warmup:

Jumped in the water so I would not be freaked out by the cold when the race started.
  • 18m 54s
  • 1044 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

This was so much fun. I started off being nervous looking at all the people that would be going off at the same time. So I decided, hey, this is my first one, lets just start on the outside and swim around them, and it worked. I swam 10-20 extra yards out in the ocean and had clear sailing the whole way. The bad part I was really the third person out of the water (I passed the elites with their headstart) but since the transition area was 1/2 mile away, along with the timer, mr. and mrs. inshape people already started the passing frenzy about to transpire.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster. Ride the waves better going into shore.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Both transition times were included on the swim and bike so I have no idea about time. But they felt nice and more importantly I did not forget anything.
  • 52m 58s
  • 16 miles
  • 18.12 mile/hr

Sadly, this was a quick pace for me on the bike, so I really should not complain...but. It was not much fun when every single person passed me on the bike, cool at first, but it got old. Still a ton of fun. This really was the course I ride on all the time, only a couple miles from my house. Beautiful views all around, and I will say I did not mind being passed by a few of the girls out there, good stuff
What would you do differently?:

Bike more, so much more. I really cannot compete with these guys. I know this is my first year training, I just got my hopes up too high after the swim performance.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Coming out of the transition area one of the refs yelled over here so I turned around and ran to him only to find out he wasnt talking to me, all while other people are yelling at me to turn back around. And yes, it was caught on tape.
  • 33m 39s
  • 4 miles
  • 08m 25s  min/mile

Gatorade bad. I knew I was going to do poorly on the run, I mean hey, I'm still 20 lbs or so overweight. But I have never trained with gatorade and decided I was going to need the calories, and...bad idea. Cramps from hell for the first mile, after that, wonderful. The time was faster than I would have thought and I finally got to pass someone. Plus every time I looked around and saw water it made me smile. Not to mention thinking about what I am now doing with my life, I could not have been happier.
What would you do differently?:

Be less fat, quit smoking much earlier in life.
Post race
Warm down:

Wondered around, met some cool people, and recieved a coffee cup for being the third big fella to finish. Also, looked through the 1000 pictures my girlfriend took, which was so cool.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hey, I'm new.

Event comments:

I hate to say the same thing as everyone else, but...I'm hooked and I cannot wait til the next one.

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Last updated: 2008-02-25 12:00 AM
00:18:54 | 1044 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 8/144
Performance: Good
Suit: Spring suit
Course: Ocean swim. Start from the beach, swim out to a bouey, over to another, back to shore, than 1/2 mile trot to the transition area.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder: Good
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:52:58 | 16 miles | 18.12 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 83/144
Wind: Little
Course: Flat, with the exception of a fairly tall bridge, which we hit going out and back.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:33:39 | 04 miles | 08m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 91/144
Performance: Average
Course: Over that bridge again, than flat the whole way.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2008-04-21 8:17 PM

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Mt Pleasant, SC
Subject: East Cooper Coastal Triathlon

2008-04-23 12:21 PM
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McKinney, TX
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2008-04-23 1:04 PM
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Lexington, SC
Subject: RE: East Cooper Coastal Triathlon
Congrats on your first race. And to bring home hardware ... great job!
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