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Greenville, North Carolina
United States
East Carolina Road Race
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 26m 35s
Overall Rank = 21/121
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 5/17
Pre-race routine:

got there, registered, set up transition and then warmed up. Figured out the course was going to have a significant head wind for the first while so that was fun. stretched a lot and rolled the legs
Event warmup:

lots of stretching
  • 18m 24s
  • 908 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

I don't know what it is with this swim. I cannot get my times below about 17:30. Swim felt really good. Kept a good rotation with the arms. Was by myself for the bulk of the swim, between the leading bunch and the trailing bunch, so I didn't have anyone to swim over, etc.
What would you do differently?:

go faster? really don't know.
Transition 1
  • 01m 53s

the T1, Bike and T2 times are all lumped together in the official results, so these are based upon the splits on my watch and the bike computer. Overall a good T1. Sat down to take of shoes and put on shoes so my usual dizziness issues wouldn't cause a catastrophe
What would you do differently?:

  • 43m 17s
  • 15 miles
  • 20.79 mile/hr

overall a good ride for me. did have slight cramp with about 5 miles to go, but worked through it. Tried to push the whole time. Legs complained the whole time so I guess I accomplished that.
What would you do differently?:

improve bike fitness
Transition 2
  • 00m 15s

all good
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 43s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 18s  min/mile

not a good run. either that or the course is long, but I don't think it is judging by the fastest run which was 19:30. Still in other sprints I can keep the pace below 7 per minute. Not this one. Maybe it's the grass :)
What would you do differently?:

run faster
Post race
Warm down:

walked the course backward to cheer in friends. stretched and rolled the legs

What limited your ability to perform faster:

swimming ability, bike fitness and run fitness

Event comments:

This is the first of several local races. Very competetive group. The difference between me and 3rd place AG is almost 5 minutes. This time would put me 8/16 in the 45-49 group. Younger crowd not so competetive, but the 40 yos and up will kick your butt. Something to shoot for :)

Last updated: 2010-05-19 12:00 AM
00:18:24 | 908 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/17
Overall: 43/121
Performance: Average
the race info says it's .5 mile or .8k. Map my run says 908 yards. If you swim it straight. Heh.
Suit: none
Course: sort of a rectangle. swim down a ski pond to the turn island, around the island and back to almost where you start, but on the other side of the pond and climb out a ladder
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:53
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:43:17 | 15 miles | 20.79 mile/hr
Age Group: 22/17
Overall: 5/121
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Somewhat like a bowtie. You go through the same intersection very near the beginning and about midway through the course. both times you take a left. Flat course with one riser from a creek right before the end
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:43 | 03.11 miles | 07m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/17
Overall: 9/121
Performance: Below average
Course: run around a set of golf holes and horse pastures. no shade. only about 200 yds on asphalt.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2010-05-19 4:44 AM

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Kinston, NC
Subject: Lake Kristi

2010-05-20 9:44 AM
in reply to: #2867478

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Subject: RE: Lake Kristi
You don't sound thrilled with the race but it looks pretty fast from where I am sitting! Nice 20+ bike and a sub 22 5K after that- looks solid to me. :-) Now you just need to swim straight - haha
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