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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 27m 35s
Overall Rank = 236/709
Age Group = M 30-34
Age Group Rank = 33/65
Pre-race routine:

Got up, ate an english muffin with peanut butter and honey and got on the road a little before 5.
Event warmup:

  • 26m 16s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

I did better than I did at Stumpy Creek in terms of placement so I guess I've picked up some speed over the past month and a half. Either that or everyone else got slower! I did better with holding a line so sighting was easier. First race in saltwater so getting used to the salty mouth wasn't that pleasant.
What would you do differently?:

Keep training.
Transition 1
  • 01m 24s

Finally had a good T1. Could have shaved a couple of seconds off.
What would you do differently?:

Put helmet on last.
  • 35m 10s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 21.21 mile/hr

My first time on the course and it cost me some skin. Going into the first corner coming off the bridge I locked the back end of the bike up trying to slow down since there were two guys side by side in the turn and I couldn't get around. As I tried to correct I hit hit a section of bad pavement and my right had slid of my horn. So there I was, in a skid, one hand of the bike, totally off balance. I somehow managed to get m left foot unclipped and on the ground. I used it to keep my upright for a little bit. But then the inevitable happened and I went down on my left side. I would love to have some video of the wreck because I ended up laying on my right side with that foot still clipped in. I guess I had a sweet flip in there somewhere.

Anyway, I got my right foot unclipped and tried to gather my wits. Got back on the bike and took off again. Only now I had a sore knee and my elbow hurt too much to ride in the aerobars. The wreck probably cost me a minute of time but it's really hard to say since everything seemed like it was happening so fast. I was mentally out of it after that so it was a tough battle to the end. I was hoping to average between 22 and 23 but ended up a little over 21.
What would you do differently?:

Not wreck!
Transition 2
  • 01m 25s

Nothing special here. Ran while putting on my number belt and Garmin.
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 21s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

My sinus congestion was making it tough to breath properly. I spent most of the race trying to control my breathing. Felt like I couldn't take a good breath. I still ran a decent pace but was really hoping to break into the 22's this race. Felt better on the last 1/2 mile and picked up the pace some. Finished strong.
What would you do differently?:

Not get a cold with lingering congestion.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some water and packed up my stuff. Went back to the finish to wait for my wife who started 20 minutes after me.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Slow swimmer, bike crash and congestion! I love excuses!

Last updated: 2009-12-06 12:00 AM
00:26:16 | 1640 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 47/65
Overall: 459/709
Performance: Average
Suit: None
Course: Point to point swim in a channel.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:24
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:35:10 | 12.43 miles | 21.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 30/65
Overall: 262/709
Performance: Below average
Course: Loop course with a couple of single file sections. One with incoming and outgoing on a drawbridge and one on a busy road.
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence: 93
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:25
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:21 | 03.11 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/65
Overall: 143/709
Performance: Average
Course: Loop with an out and back section on a residential street.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-09-27 5:31 AM

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