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Inside Out Sports Olympic Triathlon at BeaverDam - TriathlonOlympic

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 59m 11s
Overall Rank = 78/151
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 8/11
Pre-race routine:

I picked up my packet early so I did not see the venue until race day. I planed to arrive early, but even my best made plans went arye andI arrived late. I lost my googles during transistion set up and spent any spare time that I might have had looking for them, but got the transistion area set up nicely.
Event warmup:

None, Zip, Zilch, Nadda!
  • 38h 35m
  • 1760 yards
  • 2h 11m 32s / 100 yards

I arrived on the beach about 45 seconds before the horne sounded for my wave so I did not get a chance to warm up at all. BIG Mistake (Mental Note: always, always, always, warm up before the swim)! I started out to fast and lost my breath quickly and I quickly transgressed into a modified breast stoke, then side stroke, then treading water and it took me well over 5 minutes to gain my composure. Once I got going again and got into a rythmn, things went fine, but I knew that I would never recover from the poor start so I decidedto relax and let it come to me.
What would you do differently?:

Lets see.... Hummm? Maybe... WARM UP!
Transition 1
  • 03m 58s

I was disappointed at my swim and that carried over into T1. I could not find the pull on my wetsuit and then proceeded to go through the transistion at a much more relaxed pace then normal.
What would you do differently?:

Warm up before the swim. Not doing so puts me in a very bad mood.
  • 1h 24m 16s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 18.66 mile/hr

I followed my worst swim ever with a respectable bike performance. I guess settling into a relaxed, no pressure attitude paid off as I felt pretty good through out.
What would you do differently?:

I think that warming up a little before the start of the swim might have helped out here a little.
Transition 2
  • 01m 29s

Came off of the bike very poorly. Was not focused and waited until I was stoped to dismount.
What would you do differently?:

Kick a leg over while still in motion on the dismount.
  • 51h 34m
  • 6.2 miles
  • 8h 19m 02s  min/mile

Nice easy relaxed pace. Stopped very briefly to rehydrate when I probably should have just slowed a little. By this time I was just relaxing, joking around, and ttrying to encourage others.
Post race
Warm down:

Went pretty much straight from the finish to the mens room to relieve myself. Walked a little, drank a lot of GR and had a couple of pretty good quarter subs.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Did I mention that I did not warm up before the start of the swim?

Event comments:

Nice course, nice race, and well organized.

Last updated: 2009-04-19 12:00 AM
38:35:00 | 1760 yards | 2h 11m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/11
Overall: 83/151
Performance: Bad
Suit: Orca Speedsuit
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 62F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:58
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:24:16 | 26.2 miles | 18.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 51/151
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Very nice course. Somewhat hilly but nice.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 74
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:29
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
51:34:00 | 06.2 miles | 8h 19m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 73/151
Performance: Average
Heart Rate was stead at 150.
Course: Two loop out and back, rolling hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2009-04-28 6:27 PM

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