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Pinehurst, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 58m 3s
Overall Rank = 99/286
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 15/37
Pre-race routine:

Decided on a whim to race as a training race. Only 3 weeks into training for an Oly and this is a long one with a 30 mile bike so I was just looking to post a solid training performance. Since I missed online registration, I was up at 4am to head to site with plenty of time to walk the 1/2 mile from parking & sign up with enough time to get ready. Grape Nuts at 4am w/coffee. Second coffee on drive down. Banana just before start.
Event warmup:

Checked gears on bike w/quick ride. Dropped chain! But no problems after. Couple of short bursts and re-checked gears. Short run with strides - decided to wear socks for race as toes were rubbing. Need new shoes! Few strokes swimming with wetsuit to test goggles. Good to go.
  • 28m 11s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Gu 15min before start. Sun glare was so bad I swam completely blind for first 600m. Started doubting myself early and tried to sight repeatedly with little luck. Believe I zig-zagged a bit a slowed a lot to try to get my bearings. After turn, I was out of glare and remembered from the start that return buoys were well-aligned to the finish, but either they shifted, or I zig-zagged some more on way back. Or, as was suggested to me, the course was long. In any case, I expected to be closer to a 1:35 pace. But, based on my AG rank, I fared pretty well. So, I'm happy with that given the conditions.
Transition 1
  • 01m 53s

49th OA / 3rd AG. Great transition time considering I opted to put socks on. Very pleased.
  • 1h 33m 49s
  • 30 miles
  • 19.19 mile/hr

Gu 10 minutes in and 10 minutes before T2. Nuun in water bottles. I haven't ridden 30 miles at a shot in about 6 months. Plenty of winds and gusts. New fit helped me stay comfortable in aero thru the wind. I am stoked with this pace.
Transition 2
  • 01m

40th OA / 6th AG. Solid transition time. Couple of turns entering finish and couldn't see the dismount line so I dismounted a bit early and ran thru the street in my socks. Not a big deal. Good T2 for me.
  • 53m 11s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 34s  min/mile

End pace was right where I wanted to be. But, as I've been training on flat surfaces and getting faster, pace doesn't reveal that I walked a bit. Hoped to run it straight thru. Cramped a bit and took my reserve gel about mile 3. Only water until mile 5 when cramping came back and drank a Heed.
Post race
Warm down:

Orange slice, water, coke and 2 bowls of red beans and rice.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Didn't train for this distance.

Last updated: 2011-10-01 12:00 AM
00:28:11 | 1640 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/37
Overall: 63/286
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:53
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:33:49 | 30 miles | 19.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/37
Overall: 113/286
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: Hilly. Much longer hills and many more of them than where I train.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:53:11 | 06.21 miles | 08m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 22/37
Overall: 149/286
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly, with short flat section at end.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5

2011-10-01 8:39 PM

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Subject: Pinehurst International Triathlon

2011-10-01 8:55 PM
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N Carolina
Subject: RE: Pinehurst International Triathlon
Congrats!!!  That was some wicked wind out there!  Great swim and great time overall!!
2011-10-02 4:49 PM
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Kinston, NC
Subject: RE: Pinehurst International Triathlon
nice job!  Thats a tough bike course made even tougher by the wind. 
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