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Pinehurst, North Carolina
United States
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52F / 11C
Total Time = 3h 07m 16s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 21/37
  • 34m 22s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

awful swim. goal time was sub 30. was a bit of chop to the lake and I swallowed some water, but i don't think that was the issue. don't know what was the issue
What would you do differently?:

swim faster
Transition 1
  • 02m 40s

could have gone faster, but the incentive/drive/momemtum was gone already
  • 1h 40m 8s
  • 30 miles
  • 17.98 mile/hr

the first 5 miles and the last 6 or so miles there was a tailwind. Beyond that it was a headwind or off the front quarter. Hills were about what i expected, just thought i would have more energy to deal with them. Goal was 20 mph. scratch that. the first half of the course i kept playing leap frog with a couple of riders. they would catch me on the down hill or slight flats, just before an uphill. Then they would slow down below where I was comfortable. So, I would power up to pass. This went on for a while and then I left them. They came by me with about 6 miles to go and left me. Because I was toast by then. no second gear, third gear or anything. Just a first gear. Never been below 19mph on this course before.
What would you do differently?:

ride faster. find new legs. shoot rocket fire out my rear
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s

coming into T2 I was contemplating giving the chip in and calling it a day. I had no energy. I was out of it. So I didn't get the feet out of the shoes or run with the bike or any of that. Finally decided to go run the course and see what I could do
  • 48m 44s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 51s  min/mile

not great, but not as bad a i envisioned in T2. focused on form the whole way which helped in the mental department. passed a lot of people, got passed by 4. didn't stop at the aid tables, which turned out to be ok
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of energy. this is a chronic thing over the past 6-8 months. still trying to figure that out

Event comments:

I came into the race with a blue sky goal of 2:45 and a realistic goal of sub 3:00. by the 800 meter mark of the swim I knew that 2:45 was out. By the 15 mile mark of the ride I knew 3:00 was out. I could never get out of 1st gear. effort was there (legs are telling me that). Not sure what happened with the swim. that is probably the most disappointing part of the race as much work as I have done with swimming and especially trying to get the kick more efficient.
Will chalk this one up as bad and not sure why. This is one of those races that makes me want to throw the bike away, and run long only. Swimming would be the cross training.

Last updated: 2011-10-02 12:00 AM
00:34:22 | 1640 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 27/37
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit: none
Course: triangle 400 meters x 400 meters x 800 meters
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:40
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:40:08 | 30 miles | 17.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 25/37
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Strong
Course: loop. rolling hills the whole way. First half probably was more climb with a little more descent.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:24
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:48:44 | 06.21 miles | 07m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/37
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: loop around the lake through the neighborhood. rolling hills with a flat finish
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2011-10-02 4:41 PM

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