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Seneca, South Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 1h 18m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:35am (alarm radio went off at 4:30, but I was too deep into sleep to hear I guess.) Stayed up too late night before, but I have a hard time sleeping before a race. Did fast morning routine, loaded final stuff in car, made my breakfast smoothie and headed out the door at 4:55.
Event warmup:

Did a 5 minute run just to loosen up a bit. Also swam a few strokes right before the swim lineup.
  • 15m 10s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards

Goggles fogged early on and sighting was a problem. After I rounded first bouy I turned over and cleared my goggles quickly and was fine the rest of the swim. I think first stretch would have been a lot better if I had done this early on. My own fault.
What would you do differently?:

Anti-fog in goggles, and don't hesitate to break stroke to clear goggles if having hard time seeing clearly.
Transition 1
  • 02m 15s

I would like to try having shoes clipped on bike and do running mount, but I wonder what you do about sand on your feet getting into the shoes this way? At the moment, I feel most comfortable just putting shoes on and running with bike. Rinsing feet off worked just fine using the water bottle.
What would you do differently?:

Transition was SLOW, need to try to be faster. Maybe take some nutrition at this point. Not sure what was so slow about it. I think my "ratcheting" bike shoes add to time since I need to wind them tight as well as removing wetsuit. This is my first tri with a wetsuit, and getting it off was a slow point. I will just need to concentrate on being faster here. Disappointing transition time not that I see what it was, but it didn't feel that slow. This should end up being the only wetsuit legal tri for me this year, so this transition will be faster next race.
  • 35m 2s
  • 11 miles
  • 18.84 mile/hr

I probably could have pushed a little harder on the bike, but was worried about the run as this is the first tri I have done in years.
What would you do differently?:

Perhaps get my speed up just a bit more, I think I had a little more left in me.
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s

Accidentally racked bike backwards, but realized it right away and turned it around. Only took a second, but just wasn't thinking. Good transition over all. Probably could have been faster, but it was fine for this event. Moving 310XT from bike to wrist was very quick and easy.
What would you do differently?:

Rack bike correctly first time!!
  • 24m 49s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 59s  min/mile

Good run, not my best, but I am happy with it. Felt it in my hamstrings, thought I was going to cramp up early on but didn't happen. Flats were fine, hills were a little tough.
What would you do differently?:

Get some hill training in.
Post race
Warm down:

Just a little walking.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hill training on bike and run. Not in as good of shape as I thought I was.

Event comments:

This is my first Setup Events race. I think it was put together as well as any other events I have been to, if not better.

Last updated: 2010-04-14 12:00 AM
00:15:10 | 820 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: Ironman
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:15
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:02 | 11 miles | 18.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
AV HR was 155
Wind: None
Course: A lot more climbing than I expected. I have not ridden this course before, that would have helped me pace better. However, I love hills, just wasn't expecting them. I guess I could have told that from the elevation profile, but I didn't really care that much.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 87
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:21
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:49 | 03.11 miles | 07m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Avg HR 158
Course: Nice run. Hills killed me, need more hill work!! I miss my trail running days in the mountains.
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] 4

2010-05-15 4:28 PM

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