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Inside Out Sports Olympic Triathlon at BeaverDam - TriathlonOlympic

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 2h 51m 1s
Overall Rank = 54/140
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 15/26
  • 34m 39s
  • 1760 yards
  • 01m 58s / 100 yards

Really happy with the open water swim. This time I had goggles with corrective lenses and I could actually see the what a difference.
I was swimming straight, so all the pool work over the winter time had paid off. For some reason I had trouble breathing bilateral, but I was still going straight even after 20-25 strokes of almost all unilateral breathing. Really happy. Lost the cap early on, and I wasted probably 10 secs trying to recover it. Also had trouble locating the last red buoy (apparently so did other people). At first it threw me for a loop, but then I just followed the other swimmers. This time I was passing people, felt nice for a change.
What would you do differently?:

The first 200-300 yards sucked. I wouldn't say I was freaked out, but I certainly was little on edge and had to calm myself down and find my groove. I just need to remember that and expect it the next time.
Transition 1
  • 03m 28s

Overall ok, I had the wetsuit down to my hips by time I was at my bike. Had a little trouble pulling it off the heels.
What would you do differently?:

Need to practice wet suit removal, also need an old 5 gal bucket to sit on.
Need to practice running mount/dismount (haven't done that yet), but I don't think I lost that much time by running with my bike shoes.
  • 1h 18m 54s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 19.92 mile/hr

Really happy with the bike ride.
What would you do differently?:

It took me about 2-3 miles to get my bike legs. I guess I need to practice more swim/bike transitions. I probably could have gone a little harder, but I didn't want my legs to be completely shot.
Transition 2
  • 02m 3s

Didn't get out of my shoes before dismount. I hadn't practiced that enough, so no experiments. I had to spend a little bit of extra time to put my socks on, because I still had a healing blister on right heel.
  • 52m 26s
  • 6.2 miles
  • 08m 28s  min/mile

Really happy with the run. This time I was passing people. It took my legs about 1.5-2 miles to "feel" normal, but then I was able to to go. 8min30secs is good pace for me anyday, esp. after biking, so no complaints.
What would you do differently?:

More bike/run bricks to shorten the time my legs feel like jelly.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around

Event comments:

Very nice race.

Last updated: 2010-04-07 12:00 AM
00:34:39 | 1760 yards | 01m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 21/26
Overall: 91/140
Performance: Good
Suit: Xterra Volt
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:18:54 | 26.2 miles | 19.92 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/26
Overall: 35/140
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Rolling, some hills, nice fast flats. Relatively easy course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:03
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:52:26 | 06.2 miles | 08m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 18/26
Overall: 82/140
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back loop twice. Easy, no trails, a few hills nothing bad.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2010-04-11 11:34 AM

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