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Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series - Race #4 - TriathlonSprint

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charleston, South Carolina
United States
Charleston Tri Club
Total Time = 1h 49m 14s
Overall Rank = 349/366
Age Group = Clydesdales
Age Group Rank = 32/32
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 415, showered, ate a bagel with peanut butter. No peanut butter in the future as it gave me heartburn during the run. I drank a 12 oz SF Redbull at 5 AM. Departed house at 5 for the race & arrived at 545. Next time I will rack my bike then go get numbered. I did have an excellent rack space. Set-up of transition was good and people around me were very encouraging.
Event warmup:

I did a little stretching & did get in the water to get a feel of the water temp.

One of the other contestants did spray my swim goggles with anti-fogging spray and it seemed to work well
  • 24m 26s
  • 528 yards
  • 04m 38s / 100 yards

The swim started out well for the first 150 meters. Then I started to have form breakdowns. I flipped to BS and rotated between FS & BS the rest of the race.
What would you do differently?:

I need more practice and work. Considing where I was 4 weeks ago I think it went pretty well.

Sight was good and I was able to sight during the BS by watching the fast swimmers in the waves behind me and using them to stay on line.
Transition 1
  • 03m 13s

I thought it went well. I had everything set-up just right
What would you do differently?:

I would run or jog to my bike. this race I was in a daze so I walked.
  • 37m 45s
  • 13 miles
  • 20.66 mile/hr

I smoked the bike ride. I limited myself between two gears and really tried to keep my RPM's up. I think it worked well
What would you do differently?:

Keep training on speed work
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

I had an excellent rack location. T-2 went very well even though I almost fell down running to T-2 exit point
What would you do differently?:

  • 42m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 13m 42s  min/mile

I thought my run was really bad but I guess it was about where I had trained.
What would you do differently?:

I just need to keep training for the run and I think this is an area where I can improve.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around some. Talked with family

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My lack of training on the swim & run. It will just take more time to get better overall

Event comments:

My first Sprint-Triathlon.

I enjoyed it and look forward to racing in this event next summer.

Last updated: 2009-07-14 12:00 AM
00:24:26 | 528 yards | 04m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 32/32
Overall: 249/366
Performance: Below average
Suit: no
Course: Lake Pond
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:37:45 | 13 miles | 20.66 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/32
Overall: 216/366
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Course was good and well marked with police & volunteers.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:16
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:42:36 | 03.11 miles | 13m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 31/32
Overall: 353/366
Performance: Below average
Course: Road-Trail
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-08-17 9:22 AM

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Mt Pleasant, SC
Subject: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series - Race #4

2009-08-28 8:52 AM
in reply to: #2352777

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Woodstock, GA
Subject: RE: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series - Race #4

Good job, Kevin.  I see you have signed up for the Vidalia triathlon. 

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