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Washington, North Carolina
United States
finish strong
69F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 30m 10s
Overall Rank = 13/49
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/5
Pre-race routine:

Got up and ate breakfast. Got William (my sherpa for the day) up and we drove to the parking area
Event warmup:

walking 3/4 mile from parking area to transition area. after setting up area did a short run and bike. Got William to use the stick on the back of my legs to loosen them up. Got a short swim in before the swim start.
  • 22m 22s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 44s / 100 yards

the course had to be long. the winner of the whole race swam it in 15:28. The fastest for the whole day was one of the relay teams at 13:05. The fastest women was 16:43. This swim was too good to be that slow. navigation was good. Looking at times, it seems that I was in the top half of the swim times. I have never swam that slow in a race before. Slowest time before that was a 2:16 pace at my first White Lake 3 years ago.
What would you do differently?:

Who knows. It felt good. It shouldn't have been that slow.
Transition 1
  • 01m 19s

Nothing special. Was real happy with myself for not getting into a funk over the swim time. I just told myself the swim was long and got onto my business of getting on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

  • 43m 14s
  • 15.5 miles
  • 21.51 mile/hr

great ride for me. Maybe could have gone a bit faster. Kept playing leap frog with two other riders until the last 3 miles when I left them. Did get my feet out of the shoes for the first time at the end. that worked well. I was proud of myself for that.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 23s

couldn't do anything faster
  • 22m 46s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 20s  min/mile

was really hoping for sub 7 on this. Probably could have started the push earlier. 54 seconds faster and I am third in my age group. Overall, though not bad
What would you do differently?:

start pushing sooner
Post race
Warm down:

walked around. used stick on legs. minor stretching (I know, I need to stretch more afterwards)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

not trusting myself to push a little harder on bike and run. I felt like the swim I went hard the whole time which is why I was dissapointed with the swim.

Event comments:

two gripes: 1) web site said wicking t shirt, but we got cotton. It has now been changed on the web site. really no big deal. 2) get the swim course measured for the right distance.
Looking at my placement overall it looks good. In the age group, its lackluster. Still have a lot of work to do to get the run and bike faster. Can't judge the swim time based upon this race, but in relation to my age group, I was still the slowest, so it can use work as well.
Nice local race to compete in.

Last updated: 2008-06-07 12:00 AM
00:22:22 | 820 yards | 02m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 0/49
Avg. HR 141
Suit: none
Course: rectangle running clockwise.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:19
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:43:14 | 15.5 miles | 21.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 0/49
Performance: Good
Avg HR: 159
Wind: None
Course: out and back along river road with a loop at the end
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 95
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:23
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:46 | 03.1 miles | 07m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 0/49
Performance: Average
Avg: 169
Course: out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-06-22 7:12 AM

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