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Caine Halter Family YMCA Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Greenville, South Carolina
United States
Set-Up Events
Total Time = 48m 31s
Overall Rank = 10/193
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 1/29
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30 (!), quickly packed and hit the road. I got stopped by a train and made it to the race only minutes before packet pickup closed.
Event warmup:

None. No time.
  • 05m 7s
  • 274 meters
  • 01m 52s / 100 meters

Time out of the water was 4:43, which isn't too bad. About what I expected. I did OK on the flip turns, though they could have been better. I had to pass 3 or 4 people and there was PRECIOUS little room to do so. That slowed me down a good bit.
What would you do differently?:

I probably could have gone a little harder, but the main thing of course is more training.
Transition 1
  • 01m 16s

This looks slow but it isn't. There was a LONG run into T1. My time is tied for 3rd best T1 overall. I'm pleased that I improved my T1 so much in this race. I don't think I could do it much faster except by running a bit faster into T1. Flying mount went great.
  • 21m 46s
  • 9 miles
  • 24.81 mile/hr

I guess this was a pretty good bike. I never know whether I'm going hard enough on these short sprint courses. I wasn't moaning in pain, but I wasn't soft-pedaling either.

Alas, I witnessed a decent amount of drafting from two riders on this course. That's really too bad, because one of them podium-ed (not my AG) and should not have. This course is short enough (given that it is three loops) that really there could have been draft marshals watching pretty much the entire thing.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe ride harder? Maybe not. I don't know.
Transition 2
  • 00m 27s

This was a fast T2. Not much more I could do. Fastest T2 overall was 25s. I was third fastest overall. I fumbled with my shoe for about a second, or I might have been right there at 25s.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 19m 57s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 25s  min/mile

I still can't run at full intensity, but I didn't have to walk or shuffle or anything -- I ran it in all the way. I think I could have gone harder at the start, in fact.
What would you do differently?:

Probably go harder at the start. I was worried about tweaking the hip so maybe going easy was right. I don't know. Why does this pacing thing have to be so hard???
Post race
Warm down:

I wandered around a bit, packed up my stuff, then met a few BTers. It was nice to meet the real people behind some of the usernames! Really nice guys, all of them.

Event comments:

A good race. I hate pool swims, and the lanes in this pool were especially narrow, but still the race was very nicely done. The bike course was fun and a bit technical, and the run course was really nice.

Last updated: 2010-06-01 12:00 AM
00:05:07 | 274 meters | 01m 52s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/29
Overall: 42/193
Performance: Average
Course: Pool. Ugh.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:16
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:21:46 | 09 miles | 24.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/29
Overall: 11/193
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling. Good roads. A few slightly technical turns, which is nice. The fact that it was three loops made for traffic the whole way, but it really wasn't bad.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:27
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:19:57 | 03.11 miles | 06m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/29
Overall: 12/193
Course: There were a few short but pretty steep hills. Otherwise flat.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-06-19 5:32 PM

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Columbia, South Carolina
Subject: Caine Halter Family YMCA Triathlon

2010-06-19 9:58 PM
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On your right
Subject: RE: Caine Halter Family YMCA Triathlon

Dude, you rocked!  I also saw a couple guys on the bike that were nearly tethered to each other the whole time.  I did see the draft marshall twice though.

It was good to meet you, and I hope the rest of your season is as successful as this race was.

2010-06-20 8:51 AM
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Simpsonville, SC
Subject: RE: Caine Halter Family YMCA Triathlon
You are still my hero.  First place in your AG, that is awesome!!  It was really great meeting you.  I hope that we get meet again at future races.
2010-06-20 6:16 PM
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Columbia, South Carolina
Subject: RE: Caine Halter Family YMCA Triathlon
Thanks guys.  I enjoyed chatting with you.
2010-06-21 8:55 AM
in reply to: #2932948

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Subject: RE: Caine Halter Family YMCA Triathlon
Wow... fabulous race Michael!  That swim time/place is looking pretty impressive now too... and your running pace with hip issues is not to be fathomed by mere mortals like me... lol.  Congrats!
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