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Charlotte, NC
United States
Set-up Inc.
50F / 10C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 10m 47s
Overall Rank = 156/274
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 29/39
Pre-race routine:

Still having solid food issues from Thursday night's GI fiasco, so drank an Ensure plus and kept the fluids coming. Did a carboom Apple Cinnamon gel 30 mins prior to race and washed down with water.
Event warmup:

approx 300y swim. First 200 was relaxed, last 100 was race pace sprints with rest in between.
Swim
  • 07m 36s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 31s / 100 yards
Comments:

Easily my strongest of the 3 events. I rocked the first 100y passing the first guy in the first 50. Felt strong basically the whole way. Felt good getting out of the water. Probably passed a total of 5 people, which is 50 seconds worth of catch up. I forget what time, I submitted to the organizers when I registered, but I think I should have decreased it a little bit. A couple of times, I caught myself holding my breath or breathing on a 4 or 5 stroke. Don't know where that came from. Breathing for the rest was bilat every 3. Open turns the whole way.
What would you do differently?:

Continue to work on breathing. Start working on the strength of my pull stroke to get a little more speed out. Get good at flip turns!!!
Transition 1
  • 02m 4s
Comments:

Pretty good T1. Targetted 1:45 since there was a run from the pool, plus had a fairly decent spot close to the bike exit assigned to me. Put on a drifit shirt with my race number on the front, then a long sleeve T on top of it - was concerned about cool temps. Good decision since I was extremely comfy for the whole bike.
Bike
  • 36m 22s
  • 10 miles
  • 16.50 mile/hr
Comments:

Didn't feel real strong on the bike at all. Passed a few, but many others just blew right by me. Stayed aero quite a bit. Had to get out of the seat on the hills. Almost crashed trying to remove feet from cleats prior to getting to transition area. Think that I lost more time than I gained by doing that.
What would you do differently?:

Either practice removing feet while still on bike, or run with cleats on. Gotta work on bike stamina and endurance. Need to maintain 90 rpms at all times.
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s
Comments:

Good T2. Scrambled in, racked bike, shoes on, removed long sleeve T, then ran the heck out the other side. A little wobbly I think, but felt good to be done.
Run
  • 23m 39s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 38s  min/mile
Comments:

Right out of T2 there is a slow gradual incline for about the first 1/4 mile. Felt good after about 1/2 mile and started getting breath back right about then. Hit a steady pace - don't think I got my 8 min/miles, but I felt like I was pushing throughout. Good kick for the last 1/4 mile. Most of it was downhill which helped tremendously. Major GI issues during the run though - used Accelerade as my drink on the bike. I think the protein in there disagreed with me on the run. End up having verps (vomit burps) every time I drank water at an aid station.
What would you do differently?:

Gotta keep pushing - get that run endurance up. Do more bike run bricks to come out of T2 moving.
Post race
Warm down:

Went back to transition area and grabbed my recovery drink. Switched to Gatorade as the recovery drink reminded me too much of the Accelerade. Walked around until I felt a little less queasy.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1) Bike endurance.
2) General state of health
3) Run speed

Event comments:

Setup Inc ran a hell of a race. Lots of great food after the race. Extremely supportive volunteers. Ample supplies. Extremely organized.

Best part of the race (well, besides finishing) was when one of the cute body marker chicks looked me straight in the eye and said - drop those pants.




Last updated: 2005-03-14 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:07:36 | 500 yards | 01m 31s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/39
Overall: 50/274
Performance: Good
Suit: Desoto Tri shorts
Course: Meklenburg Aquatic Center. This pool rocks! 50m pool setup in short course format. This made 23 lanes that were 25y apiece. First 3 were for warm ups. Course was serpentine. You swim 25y, then duck under the ropes, swim another 25 and duck under again. Total length is 500y. We started at 10 second intervals.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 02:04
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:36:22 | 10 miles | 16.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 29/39
Overall: 204/274
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: 2 loops - 2.5 miles out, 2.5 miles back. The course was rolling. Huge hill was located right next to the turnaround.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:09
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:23:39 | 03.1 miles | 07m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 25/39
Overall: 153/274
Performance: Average
Course: Crazy looping run course. Small hills, but nothing really steep.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2005-03-19 9:36 PM

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My first outdoor tri! Great race, place results are unknown due to the fact it was a staggered start, but I'll update when they are official in the next day or so. Pics will follow too.

Edited by jkbostic 2005-03-19 9:38 PM


2005-03-19 9:53 PM
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Awesome race Jeff!  Great job pushing through all of it with the verps & GI issues!
2005-03-19 9:54 PM
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Way to beat the bad meatballs!

2005-03-19 10:01 PM
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verps huh?  Nice.

Great race Jeff!  You did awesome!

2005-03-19 10:28 PM
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YOU DIT IT!!! It was so great reading your report, I felt like I was right there! Looking forward to seeing the pics. Way to rock the swim part, too. Man, I'm getting anxious for St. Anthony's reading this! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. HOpe your stomach feels better, too.
2005-03-20 3:44 AM
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2005-03-20 5:48 AM
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Well done! Congrats on completing your first outdoor tri!
Love the new terminology "verps" - ewwwww.
Awesome swim!
Hooray!
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2005-03-20 7:15 AM
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Great race report... verps and all! Congrats on your performance!
2005-03-20 7:24 AM
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Jeff, great race! You overcame those GI issues and Rocked! Get some rest, you deserve it!
2005-03-20 9:14 PM
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Great race, Jeff !!

Good for you in pushing through your issues... sounds like you had a great time .  Just keep training and those times will drop and you WILL hit your goals.  And heck, the season just started!

Did you get any pics of the pool?  It sure sounds like a great venue. 

Can't wait to see your splits...

2005-03-21 2:55 PM
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Super, super job, Jeff! It was a blast doing this race with you! You're going to have a fantastic time at St. Anthony's! From the results, it looks like your run was better than you thought. Just imagine how good you will do when you can actually eat before the race!


2005-03-23 12:42 AM
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Great race report! Congrats!

Chris
2005-03-25 6:42 PM
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Great race Jeff!

Congratulations on overcoming all the "issues".

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2005-03-26 7:44 PM
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Great race Jeff!!  Can't wait to see you tear it up at St. A  in 29 days!!! 
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