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Pinehurst, North Carolina
United States
48F / 9C
Total Time = 2h 26m 19s
Overall Rank = 104/515
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 20/99
Pre-race routine:

Woke up 4am, PB, banana, and honey sandwich on wheat, 8 oz. apple juice. Met Greg at 5am, and we headed down to Pinehurst. Fog on US1 should've been our sign for the morning....
Event warmup:

About a half-mile jog with Greg after packet pickup and setting up transition. Felt like this was going to be a good run day, based on how the jog felt (with a little finish-line sprint at the end)
  • 32m
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 08s / 100 meters

More work needed on the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster, sight better, not be so wigged out when getting kicked in the ribs.
Transition 1
  • 03m 1s

Oh man, I was packing a picnic lunch in there. I flew up the ramp, passing folks on the way into transition, but between arm warmers and just not having my act together, I lost tons of time.
What would you do differently?:

Should've not gone for arm warmers. I was having trouble getting out of the wetsuit (borrowed, didn't want to damage), and for some reason, was having trouble with "helmet on first, glasses on second". Pitiful T1.
  • 1h 06m 42s
  • 24 miles
  • 21.59 mile/hr

Oh man, was this fun. I had to deliberately tell myself to slow down on occasion. Getting out of T1, for the first half-mile, I was mired in a bunch of guys who were all over the road. I kept yelling "move right if you're not passing", "you're all blocking!" Finally was able to clear them and lay it down. I had some guys come by on their DAs and B12s and super-fast Zipp-wheeled steeds, only to let me pass most of them back on the hills. THAT was fun. I look forward to racing this again-and I will tear it up next time.

Only disadvantage; the day before the race, my Cateye with Cadence died, so I had to switch over to the Cateye wireless minus cadence. Didn't seem to hurt too much :)
What would you do differently?:

Go harder next time.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

Pretty good T2. Wouldn't change much.
What would you do differently?:

Get into the shoes a little quicker.
  • 43m 36s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 01s  min/mile

Felt good from the outset. Took until mile 1 to really get the legs moving, but that's par for the course. Took a Roctane about mile 1.5. Carried a Fuel-Belt bottle with GU2O, thus I did not stop for any aid stations (other than 2 cups of water splashed over my head at mile 3 and 5).

I was passed by one person, not in my age group. The rest I just motored by. Passed a LOT of my age group. This felt really, really good. I caught my buddy about 200 feet from the finish, then ran by him right as we turned off Diamond Head.
What would you do differently?:

Do the same thing I did here, but faster.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim. Swim. Swim.

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Last updated: 2007-11-01 12:00 AM
00:32:00 | 1500 meters | 02m 08s / 100meters
Age Group: 72/99
Overall: 341/515
Performance: Average
Suit: QR john borrowed from Paul
Course: Triangle...we were the 2nd wave, and I had absolutely no idea where I was swimming. The fog completely obscured the racesite. I was shooting for a 31:00. Based on the conditions, I'm okay with a 32:00. But, I still need a lot of work here...
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 03:01
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:06:42 | 24 miles | 21.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/99
Overall: 67/515
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling, some good climbs, never really a flat section.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:43:36 | 06.21 miles | 07m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/99
Overall: 52/515
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling, a couple of good climbs.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-10-04 2:15 PM

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Apex, NC
Subject: Pinehurst Triathlon

2008-10-05 8:09 AM
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Chapel Hill, NC
Subject: RE: Pinehurst Triathlon
It was great to meet you! You got a great bike split! Wow, and a great run, too.
2008-10-10 3:47 PM
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In front of computer when typing this.
Subject: RE: Pinehurst Triathlon
Man, you smoked the bike and the run.  I think YOU were that blur going past me on the bike!
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