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Cornelius, North Carolina
United States
Lake Norman YMCA
83F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 46m 10s
Overall Rank = 194/225
Age Group = Novice
Age Group Rank = 137/158
Pre-race routine:

don't really have one.
Event warmup:

Wasn't too much time to 'warm up' per se. By the time I parked car, walked for blocks, got race packet, got marked, got chip, hit the head, and set up transition area, there wasn't a lot of time left. I got in the water, swam around 10 strokes and then did some mild stretching.
  • 19m 4s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 19s / 100 yards

was pretty happy with how I seeded myself this time. Compared to last time, there was barely any bumping and grinding. Practically had the water to myself on the back stretch. Even passed a few people from the previous wave. Picked it up a little toward the end.
What would you do differently?:

I need to speed up - PERIOD. I think I train too easily.
Transition 1
  • 03m 30s

it was a LONG way from the water to the transition area.
What would you do differently?:

somehow, be prepared to run faster. Fool w/ the Garmin later in to the ride.
  • 47m 6s
  • 13.3 miles
  • 16.94 mile/hr

passed a lot of people on the bike. I'd rate it a challenging, but I'm not a "cyclist" either.
What would you do differently?:

simple, need to put in some more miles and be ready ready to run.
Transition 2
  • 02m 19s

may have taken the last little bit on the bike a little too hard. It was a little tough to cool off after coming to a complete stop. Admittedly, it was a little tough to think about running right then.
What would you do differently?:

it was downhill coming in to the transition area. Probably should've coasted and enjoyed the ride.
  • 34m 14s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 01s  min/mile

got pretty much what I expected. Hadn't run since June, so legs burned terribly. Was WOEFULLY undertrained for the run after nursing the calf muscle for so long.
What would you do differently?:

gonna need lots of road miles going forward.
Post race
Warm down:

try to remain vertical.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

woefully undertrained for the run. Need to push faster on the swim, but n ot so much that it hurts later. More bike miles will help too.

Event comments:

Well organized, was a great time.

Last updated: 2009-04-07 12:00 AM
00:19:04 | 820 yards | 02m 19s / 100yards
Age Group: 115/158
Overall: 153/225
Performance: Average
Suit: jammers and tri top
Course: rectangular
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:47:06 | 13.3 miles | 16.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 102/158
Overall: 142/225
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: supprisingly hilly... Had some fast sections, but its nice to be prepared for some hills here.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:19
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:34:14 | 03.11 miles | 11m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 146/158
Overall: 208/225
Performance: Average
Course: a few little risers, but mostly flat.
Keeping cool Average 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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-08-24 2:30 PM

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Lewisville, nc
Subject: Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon (Sunday)

2009-08-24 7:25 PM
in reply to: #2367276

Subject: RE: Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon (Sunday)
Good job out there.  Way to tough it out.  If I hadnt run since June, I would still be out on the course.  Way to go.

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