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Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Set-Up, Inc
80F / 27C
Total Time = 6h 46m
Overall Rank = 83/194
Age Group = 55-60
Age Group Rank = 1/4
Pre-race routine:

Got a massage the day before, trigger point method. Did a 10 minutes bike ride and 2x5 minute runs, the last two minutes of each run I went full out. (Brick) Also did 400 yards in the Moss Creek pool. Felt good.
Event warmup:

Just took my Hammer gel 4 oz and Enduralytes (3) in the a.m. No food, No cramping.
  • 19m
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 32s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

Practice more lake swims, I like it, I'm just not very good at it yet.
Transition 1
  • 04m

This was a long route for a transition area, but overall I did well. Had everything needed in the T area. Was able to get the socks and shoes on relatively quick and then went for the sunglasses and helmet. Finally getting use the the transitions.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I'm very happy with the checklist I used the night before, I knew where everything was placed in my area.
  • 52m 29s
  • 17 miles
  • 19.43 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

I'd like to get more biking in and bike trainer time. The trainer seems to be the key, so when the weather is not cooperating I'll be on the trainer. Came across a group that trains specifically for tris, seems like a good group. I'll check into it this week and the probability of me joining is high.
Transition 2
  • 02m 47s

T1 has become an easy transition for me. Looking at the other scores I did okay.
What would you do differently?:

  • 28m 40s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile

Definitely need to get out and run more, although I'm happy any time I break 29 minutes in a 5K, I know I could do better.
What would you do differently?:

Run more, it's now my weakest leg.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, wasn't able to get a massage afterwards. Stretched.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing, I gave this race about all I had and it's the best time I have had in a Triathlon to date

Event comments:

Lots of voluteers and a great location. This was a lot of fun and will definitely do it again next year.

Last updated: 2009-01-03 12:00 AM
00:19:00 | 750 meters | 02m 32s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/194
Performance: Good
Course: Good swim, just wasn't able to kick in any speed. Still not use to lake swims, but I'm going to work on it.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 04:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:52:29 | 17 miles | 19.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/4
Overall: 0/194
Performance: Good
Went out strong and stayed strong the entire race. Great ride, great weather, great people. Very enjoyable.
Wind: None
Course: Good course some hills, but nothing that was a bother. Really had fun with the bike course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:47
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:40 | 03.11 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 118/194
Performance: Average
Course: One or two hills in the trail were sort of brutal, but I was able to recover. Felt my hips ache for the most part of the run, most likely due to the effort I put into the bike leg.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %3
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

2009-06-14 7:21 PM

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Subject: Tri Latta (Sunday)

2009-06-16 9:57 AM
in reply to: #2216869

Subject: RE: Tri Latta (Sunday)
Way to go on your best time ever.  You did great.

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