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Clayton, North Carolina
United States
Set-Up Inc
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 23m 7s
Overall Rank = 89/500
Age Group = clyde
Age Group Rank = 5/17
Pre-race routine:

Being my first race of the season, I was very very excited the night before the race and did not sleep much. I was up by 2:30, and decided to get out of bed at 4am. I left early for the 45 minute drive to Riverood Athletic Club, arrived at 5:30, and was the first car in the parking lot. I Listened to XM radio sipping water and a Carb drink while I waited for race day registration to start at 6am. After that I just stretched and waited a long long time for my 9:43 swim start. It was fun to cheer on the racers who were exiting the swim building as they ran to transition.
Event warmup:

Nothing except said stretching and a half hour nap on the grass.
  • 05m 24s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 48s / 100 yards

My first pool swim triathlon. I didn't like it. Passing people threw off my tempo, and I over exerted myself to pass quickly making my final 100 meters hellish.
What would you do differently?:

Practice flip turns for saving time.
Transition 1
  • 01m 39s

This T1 time was a disappointment for me because I practiced this for speed after taking a tri clinic the week before. My only explanation is that my rack was far from the Bike Mount line and I had to run a long way on the pavement.
What would you do differently?:

Somehow go faster.
  • 44m 21s
  • 14 miles
  • 18.94 mile/hr

I've really hated when other people used the term "Hammering the Bike" before. But now I realize that was because I'd never done it before. I can honestly say that I let it all out and "Hammered It".
I was surprised by my average mph, but I guess the hills killed my momentum.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. It was a hard, controlled bike leg for me.
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

I was pleased with T2. My actual time at the rack was minimal. Just running from dismount line to rack took a while.
  • 30m 30s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 49s  min/mile

I sucked hard! This leg dropped me from a podium finish. I let the hills beat me, and let the heat slow me down. I could have done better.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe kept more cool to not feel overheated and run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

A quick run to the car because I had to meet a real estate agent back at Chapel Hill at noon.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My conditioning for racing in the heat.

Event comments:

I really liked this race, and want to do it again. It was very well run. All of the racers I met were extremely friendly, and everybody seemed to have a good time.

Last updated: 2008-04-28 12:00 AM
00:05:24 | 300 yards | 01m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/17
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Below average
Suit: Orca skinsuit
Course: Pool swim. Down and back 25 yards. Six times.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:39
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:44:21 | 14 miles | 18.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/17
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: One loop, with some sneaky hills. Also active motor traffic. Though the motorists were quite courteous to us racers.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:30 | 03.11 miles | 09m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/17
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Bad
Course: Out and back, with the out being all downhill, and the back being all uphill.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-04-28 8:08 PM

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