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Hickory Knob Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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McCormick, South Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 12m 21s
Overall Rank = 30/
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 2/4
Pre-race routine:

Had bannana and power bar for breakfast. Small tea and sipped water before race.
Event warmup:

Ran for 5-10 minutes, biked for 10 minutes and swam for 15 -20 minutes.
  • 13m 56s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 33s / 100 yards

The swim was good, I made sure I was in a good spot to start the wave. I did not want a lot of eager young fast swimmers behind me. I was able to draft off of a swimmer for the first time and I could feel the differance. It was pretty cool until I started hitting his feet and went around him.
The long run to the transitition makes the swim time look worse than it is. The run is up a long steep hill.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, just need to work on swimming over the off season.
Transition 1
  • 01m 43s

Took some time to get suit off of heels. I did not like the transitition being in grass area.
  • 32m 18s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 23.09 mile/hr

I am glad I practiced the course the weekend before. I would have hated hitting that hill without prior knowledge of the difficulty.
What would you do differently?:

Bike more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 4s

Took too much time getting Garmin.
What would you do differently?:

Need to run while putting Garmin watch on.
  • 23m 22s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 31s  min/mile

Felt good but my feet were cold to start. My legs were heavy going down the hill and I did get the speed I wanted.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Feet were cold for first part of the run.

Event comments:

Great race with good organization. Post race food was great.

Last updated: 2011-10-24 12:00 AM
00:13:56 | 547 yards | 02m 33s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 42/
Performance: Average
Suit: yes
Course: Not a bad course, easy to navigate. Swim to yellow marker and turn right and then swim to green marker. You have to climb out on dock using a rope ladder. My wife said someone was helped up and thrown back into water on other side of dock. Wow.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:43
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:32:18 | 12.43 miles | 23.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 23/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Some tough hills in the park. One hill had some people walking their bikes. It is tough going up but I loved it coming back, built some great speed for the next hill. Passed a 17 year old racer and loved his face when I flew past him on that hill.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:04
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:22 | 03.11 miles | 07m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/4
Overall: 26/
Performance: Below average
Course: Not too bad, a few small hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

2011-10-24 1:17 PM

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