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Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
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81F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 29m 35s
Overall Rank = 85/394
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 21/63
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3, before alarm. Coffee, oj, oatmeal. Setup transition, walk around and talk to folks
Event warmup:

3-4 hundred meters swim
  • 15m 13s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

My goal was to beat 15mins. My watch said 15:01 out of the water so I was close. I expect this split to keep getting faster.
What would you do differently?:

Sight more often and swim straight
Transition 1
  • 01m 59s

Decent transition. I need to get some actual tri shoes and learn to race without socks. That's worth at least 30 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

tri shoes, no socks
  • 49m 46s
  • 16.8 miles
  • 20.25 mile/hr

Cycling is what got me into the sport, and now it's my weakest leg. I barely beat last years split. Lot's of work to do on the bike. I expect huge improvements for next season.
Transition 2
  • 00m 52s

Good transition. Got caught in a scrum at the bike finish, but other than that..........
What would you do differently?:

  • 21m 47s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m  min/mile

Legs felt ok heading out of T2. After mile 1 they really loosened up and i was able to pick up the pace. I really wanted to beat 21mins, but I'm pretty happy with this time. Again, I think I can improve on this split.
What would you do differently?:

Suck it up a bit more
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around. Bottle of Endurox and a coke. Talk to friends and cheer on finishers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

A couple mechanical issues on the bike (dropped chain, skipping gear). I don't know how much that affected my time as I pushed the bike as hard as I could.

Event comments:

I finally beat Tommy!!! Of course, he has only swam 3 times since White Lake..........

Last updated: 2008-08-23 12:00 AM
00:15:13 | 820 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 19/63
Overall: 100/394
Performance: Good
Course: Rectangle?
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:59
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:49:46 | 16.8 miles | 20.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 24/63
Overall: 117/394
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: rollers, a couple moderate hills
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:52
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:47 | 03.11 miles | 07m  min/mile
Age Group: 17/63
Overall: 75/394
Performance: Good
Course: Bizarre neighborhood run with lots of turns.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-08-23 7:06 PM

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