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Huntersville, North Carolina
United States
Inside Out Sports
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 10m 58s
Overall Rank = 53/348
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 20/53
Pre-race routine:

Got up early (couldn't sleep anyway!), quick shower and breakfast and got to the event about 1 hour before start (and 2 hours before my swim start).
Event warmup:

Half hour before my scheduled swim start, got into the warm pool for about 15 minutes of easy warm-up swimming.
  • 04m 36s
  • 250 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Felt really good for my first tri swim.
What would you do differently?:

Gone quicker! I wasn't tired or out of breath when I got out of the water, so I obviously had a lot left in the tank.
Transition 1
  • 02m 52s

Very slow, partially because I was taking my time and trying to get it right, but partially because of inexperience. Also, took the time to towel off and put on long sleeve jersey because of temps.
What would you do differently?:

Not messed around with my gloves - took about 30 seconds.
  • 39m 46s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.75 mile/hr

Good effort for my first tri and first time racing on a bike. Passed a bunch of people, but I was pretty far back in the pack due to my swim start time.
What would you do differently?:

Work harder in training. Still need to get stronger on the hills.
Transition 2
  • 02m 3s

Again, slower than I should have been. Need to practice transitions.
What would you do differently?:

Buy some of those quick laces for running shoes!
  • 21m 43s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 59s  min/mile

Felt good. Appropriate amount of effort, good pacing. Legs felt OK even at the start - better than they had during my brick workouts.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - very satisfied with my run performance.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, got food!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training. Need to get stronger on the bike, and spend more time in the pool.

Event comments:

Very well run race - would highly recommend.

Last updated: 2010-03-22 12:00 AM
00:04:36 | 250 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 29/53
Overall: 173/348
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri-suit
Course: 10 lanes in the pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:52
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:39:46 | 12.43 miles | 18.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 21/53
Overall: 115/348
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Rolling. Some pretty solid wind gusts, and a headwind on the way back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:03
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:43 | 03.11 miles | 06m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/53
Overall: 53/348
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-03-29 8:23 AM

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Charlotte, NC
Subject: Cool Breeze Triathlon

2010-03-29 2:10 PM
in reply to: #2754641

Subject: RE: Cool Breeze Triathlon
Congrats on your first tri!!! Your times were excellent for a first timer.  You rocked that run.

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