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Beach to Battleship HIM - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 7h 50m 59s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 41
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Waited for a long time. The transition areas are in two different places. I ate powerbar and bannanas drank water strected.
Event warmup:

Stretching praying and got in the water to get used
  • 41m 47s
  • 2078 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards
What would you do differently?:

I have only done one open water swim since 2007. I have only swam in my wet suit once this year so I would have changed that becuase i had to look up every 30 strokes or so because of all the training being done in a pool.
Transition 1
  • 03m 20s

long 400+ yard run to the transition then another 100 yards to get out of the transition.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing my transition was pretty quick.
  • 3h 20m 1s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.80 mile/hr

This was a good course once you got out of the Wrightsville beach area. Because of stating so long after the full the trtaffic was heavey in the town.
Transition 2
  • 10m 12s

just neeeded to switch all clothes. Went to the tent to make sure I had everyhting I needed
  • 3h 39m 1s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 16m 43s  min/mile

I walked the whole run with the exception of a few minute runs. I have had PF in my left foot so I was not able to train for the run for the last 9 weeks. I was actually going to stop after the bike but I had such a good swim and run i decided to finish and I am glad that I did.
What would you do differently?:

pray for my healing complete healing. I would love to really have healthy enough feet to train for a run.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I had two rotaotr cuff surgeried this year. Suffered a month with staph infection in my leg and my feet have PF in them. So I was pleased that i could even compete. i really wanted to do a 8:30 so a sub 8 for this master Clysdale is an accomplishment.

Event comments:

I just thank the Lord that I could compete after the year I have had. To God be the glory.

I can do all things through Christ that strengthenes me.

Last updated: 2009-11-09 12:00 AM
00:41:47 | 2078 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 328/
Performance: Average
Suit: wet suit long john
Course: Fast current to help pull you along. Had trouble sighting because of the the way the you swim. Overall the best swim course I have ever had.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:20
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:20:01 | 56 miles | 16.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 262/
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: great going out, head wind coming home and it was slowing us down. The course was a good course. My only complaint was some of the traffic before hitting the closed hwy. I almost got hit by a car pulling in my lane that is the bike lane. The there was a motorcycle going down the bike lane.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 10:12
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
03:39:01 | 13.1 miles | 16m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: pretty well laid out but pancake flat is an exaggeration ther are several inclines and bridges. The last 3 miles are torture.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-11-09 8:42 PM

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Subject: Beach to Battleship HIM

2009-11-09 9:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Beach to Battleship HIM
WOW---after what you've been through this year/recently to ever START is amazing and you FINISHED the WHOLE thing is fantastic!!!!  The run course is NOT pancake flat (no mater how lumpy the batter isWink). 
2009-11-09 9:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Beach to Battleship HIM

thanks is was truly a challenge but that is what makes this sport great. 

2009-11-10 8:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Beach to Battleship HIM
I'll bet it was a good feeling to be out on the run course! Congrats on your day..
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