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Washington, North Carolina
United States
FS Series
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 17m 5s
Overall Rank = 19/190
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/
Pre-race routine:

Relaxed, fun. this was my first tri in over four years. My goal today was just to show up and have fun. No pressure.
Event warmup:

light jogging to get my heart rate up for the swim. Just a little bit of swim warm up as well. Not far.
  • 17m 6s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 17s / 100 meters

This was only the 4th swim of the past two years for me. I was not even sure i would be able to finish it. But i swam very well for no training. Had plenty of energy left, and free style the whole distance. Very pleased overall with my swim. I will get much faster with my I-pool.
What would you do differently?:

Start closer to the front of the wave. i started at the very back.
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s

I need work on my transition. Been so long since doing this, i was not fast, but i was also not in a hurry either. Just having fun.
What would you do differently?:

Get serious and put some pressure on it. Organization could be a bit better.
  • 36m 18s
  • 14 miles
  • 23.14 mile/hr

I would have been around 10th had not made that route mistake. dang it cost me. No biggy though. Had a blast.
What would you do differently?:

Not go off course.
Transition 2
  • 01m 19s

again, a bad transition. Slow than average. got to get that faster next time.
What would you do differently?:

Speed it up dude
  • 22m 58s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 23s  min/mile

Hot, damn Hot. Did i say hot. Very happy with my run. This was only my second brick in four years. I left nothing from the bike for my legs. But my legs were there and had no problem. It was just hot. I had some cramping. Always do. Faster on the run than i really thought i would be. I will improve greatly over the next few months.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. did about as good as i could today. kept a very steady pace from start to finish. Was never passed on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

just relaxed, stretch and walk around. Rehydrate.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat, bike course mistake. Very little to no swim training coming in. Only one other brick in four years. So ya, lots could have made me faster.

Event comments:

Bike course just a little confusing for the first time. when i do this race next year, no problem. i should have got there early enough to drive the course.

Last updated: 2011-07-30 12:00 AM
00:17:06 | 750 meters | 02m 17s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 29/190
Performance: Good
Suit: none, just try suit
Course: Swam in brackish inlet/river. Large body of water. kinda dirty. A little salty. It was a rectangle course. very well laid out.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:48
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:36:18 | 14 miles | 23.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 21/190
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: big loop course. Traffic and crosses with olympic distance. A bit confusing. I thought i missed my turn, had to turn around and travel back third of mile to intersection to make sure i was on right course. I was, so dang i should have kept going. this cost me about 3 minutes on the bike. Kept me from the podium finish. Dang.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:19
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:58 | 03.11 miles | 07m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 11/190
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back. Very nice course. Fast course
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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

2011-07-30 7:55 PM

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