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New Bern, North Carolina
United States
setup events
75F / 24C
Total Time = 59m 58s
Overall Rank = 12/101
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got the cars on and in the bike the night before. Both William and Wilson raced as well, so we had transport all three bikes. Got up at my usual 4:30 to get everything going. Got to the race site around 6:45 , got our packets and then set up Wilson's transition area and mine. William knows what to do
Event warmup:

Little ride and run to get the legs loosened up. They weren't happy, so I did a lot of stretching. I hadn't done anything all week, so it was going to be interesting to see how the body performed
  • 07m 6s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

Passed three people, no one passed me. Out of the water at 6:47, over the mat at 7:06. This validates my swimming. I don't know what it is about Lake Kristi that throws it off.
What would you do differently?:

nothing. well maybe pushed a little harder, but it was good
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

the official website lumps T1 and T2 in with the bike. not sure why since they had mats at each end of the transition area. maybe a computer malfunction. Anyway, a good T1. didn't sit down this time, probably cause it's shorter swim.
What would you do differently?:

  • 28m 28s
  • 10 miles
  • 21.08 mile/hr

This based upon the bike computer time. the rank is based on everything lumped together, which isn't much help on the analysis. Pushed the whole bike. Passed 7 people, no one passed me. Almost got #8, but didn't. Backed off around mile 7-8. I looked down and notice that the lever on the fron wheel had rotated around 180 degrees so I panicked that it was coming loose and that if I hit a big enough bump, the wheel might come off. So I started on focusing on a smooth ride, not a direct line. Overall, though good
What would you do differently?:

make really sure the wheel was on securely
Transition 2
  • 00m 35s

again, this based upon the watch and the bike computer.
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 8s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

this is where everything is screwy on several levels. First, my watch as the exact finish time as the results show for the overall race. My swim split is off by 2 seconds. The results seem to have shifted 34 seconds from my bike and transition times to the run. I have 22:34 on my watch and I know I hit the watch on the pads. Not that it matters, because the other level of screwy is that my runs are sucking ass right now. I should be around 21 minutes based upon what I can usually do. Now part of that is training. I need to get back on the plan and do the correct intensity. Second is I have to get my bike fitness better.
What would you do differently?:

pushed even more, though it might have caused a blow up. Work on the bike
Post race
Warm down:

got a massage on the legs (Yay!) then walked back out the course to see Wilson come in. I was 3rd OA Masters male (would have been first in AG) William was first in AG (and 1:20 behind me) Wilson was 3rd in AG on his first adult tri.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

bike fitness, run training

Event comments:

Overall a good race to participate in. They seem to have the swim seeds better than other races as there was not as much bunching up in my part of the group as there can be. Bike is really 10 miles, not 20k as advertised. Run is good. Great local race. Wish they broke out the T1 and T2 times.

Last updated: 2010-05-23 12:00 AM
00:07:06 | 400 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 26/101
Performance: Good
Course: 400 yard swim the Y pool. The usual down and back, under the line deal.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:15
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:28:28 | 10 miles | 21.08 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 17/101
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: loop through Trent Woods and part of New Bern
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 93
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:35
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:08 | 03.11 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 16/101
Performance: Bad
Course: loop through the neighborhood by the Y
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2010-05-23 6:31 AM

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