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Wilmington Athletic Club Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set-Up, Inc
73F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 22m 47s
Overall Rank = 119/151
Age Group = 100
Age Group Rank = 14/18
Pre-race routine:

had some GA and checked I had everything
Event warmup:

walked around the event, some puss-ups to get the blood pumping
  • 05m 29s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

I do not like swimming in pools after this race. I lanes where narrow everyyyyyyyyy hard to pass and lost 50 sec and alot of energy to try and pass 3 people. Headed butted in to swimmer coming down the lane trying to pass( friends say it did not look pretty)
What would you do differently?:

I rather put a veryyyyyyyyy slow time to swim last and have the pool to myself . Pick races that have better pool swims.
Transition 1
  • 02m 38s

I was close to the bike start so did not worry about speeding up.Longggg run from the swim and road was rough to run on
What would you do differently?:

Start biking with out socks will save me a minute and practice mounting and pedaling with shoes already on bike
  • 40m 59s
  • 11.5 miles
  • 16.84 mile/hr

Bike I felt great first lap was in areo position most the way passed 3 people and never saw any behind me. Second lap pushed alittle hard but got worried I would burn my legs out for the run so slowed down and lost momentum and got passed by two people . On Robin Hood a bunch of us bunched together over the speed bum and had to get off my seat to pass three rider so not to get a penalty for drafting and I was the only one on the second lap almost about to finish in that bunch. I was surprised at my time because my bike computer said I finished in 38:45m and distance was 11.89 miles. So alittle confused but oh well I felt great off the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Train more to go all out on the bike and not worry about my legs.
Transition 2
  • 01m 17s

it was hot and I just took my time to get my bike shoes off and get a last squeeze of hammer gel and water and run. Grabbed my had and number belt and was off . I was right by the bike finish and start so had a small run to the run start.
What would you do differently?:

Run with out socks and drink my while on the bike and take a gel on the bike .
  • 32m 26s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 26s  min/mile

Running is my worst part . Just have not build enough endurance yet to run all the way. I have improved my time with every tri I had so far this year. I did enjoy friends passing me encouraging me to keep going THANKS GUYS and the lady 83 I think she took me all the way in to the finish with a full on sprint saying COME ON 100 LETS GOO COME ONNNN ,which helped me out on my time so thank you.
What would you do differently?:

training more on my running with short quick runs to build my endurance and do longer and longer distances. Basically STOP working out and start training.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around and talked to friends. packed up my stuff and took it to the car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slower swimmer because I could have been closer to my goal of 1:19:00 for race and my run

Event comments:

The swim needs to change some how and the bike course needs to be measured again because I spoke to two top finisher and some others and we all had the similar reading on our bike computers for the distance Avg 11.87 . I had fun though and well organized alotttttttt more fun than Azalea Tri a month back and better organized.

Last updated: 2009-04-06 12:00 AM
00:05:29 | 328 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/18
Overall: 30/151
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca tri shorts
Course: The lanes where way to small and bib numbers did not match swim times
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Bad
Time: 02:38
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:40:59 | 11.5 miles | 16.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/18
Overall: 114/151
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: technical with lots turns but fun
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:17
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:26 | 03.11 miles | 10m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/18
Overall: 133/151
Performance: Below average
Course: flat and scenic
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 4

2009-04-06 8:51 PM

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