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Belews Lake International Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
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55F / 13C
Total Time = 2h 39m 32s
Overall Rank = 103/298 M
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 13/22
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 445 to drive to the course...traffic pretty heavy, and got my snacks and coffee a bit late...but still managed to get them, get to the course with a decent amount of time, biked about 5 minutes,
Event warmup:

Just biked about 5 minutes to make sure everything was ok...swam about 3 or 4 minutes to get warmed up...
  • 32m 50s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m / 100 yards

Horrible, horrible swim...last in my age grop actually...don't know if I was swimming way off course, or my wet suit has become too tight...needless to say, thought I was swimming well, but ended up doing horribly-114th overall
What would you do differently?:

No idea..I'm out of ideas...I've been swimming well lately...maybe I need to swim less? Maybe I was tired?
Transition 1
  • 02m 7s

Wrong gear on my bike, suit was stuck on my right heel...bad transition...I think I had my poor time in my brain after looking at it...felt like a fat brick, super heavy...
What would you do differently?:

Have my bike geared correctly...lose weight....not look at my swim time...I don't know...
  • 1h 15m 3s
  • 27 miles
  • 21.59 mile/hr

Good bike for me after I got the pee out..felt fast, but still got passed a I was 63rd overall for men, which is truly unacceptable.
What would you do differently?:

Lose weight, not drink as much or pee in the beginning?
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

Good transition, 44th for men...and my best category of all 5....still...could have gone faster, feet were numb again...
What would you do differently?:

Work on getting out of shoes and jumping off a moving bike..
  • 48m 33s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 49s  min/mile

I had numb feet again after the bike, and it took about a mile and a half to get that over, and my pace opened up...the hills killed me...really knocked back my pace...overall, my mind wasn't in the run...I should have been closer to 45 minutes at the least
What would you do differently?:

Lose weight, get my mind in the game...figue out why my feet are number.
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing, really disappointed, so I just walked around, got a massage, drank a Dr. Pepper and relaxed...happy to be done until I saw the results....just a real disappointing race for where I thought my fitness was....maybe I was tired or something

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight, mental effort, wetsuit perhaps?

Event comments:

Really well put on race by's a tough run course, and the bike course can be challenging on the front side with the wind...but the bike is gorgeous and feels shorter than its 27 miles...the swim is really pretty and not choppy generally...transition is tough out of the gate b/c of a really steep hill...still, a great race by a great race organization...

Last updated: 2012-04-15 12:00 AM
00:32:50 | 1640 yards | 02m / 100yards
Age Group: 22/22
Overall: 223/298 M
Performance: Bad
Suit: Yes
Course: A Triangle out and back with a cut through at the end
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:07
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:15:03 | 27 miles | 21.59 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/22
Overall: 63/298 M
Performance: Average
Actually did a bit faster than this, but it was slower due to my poor transition in the beginning with the gear...had to pee for the first time on the bike...made me way way faster...
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Double loop...going to be on training peaks...hilly with a head wind on one side, descent on the back side with tail could fly
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:48:33 | 06.21 miles | 07m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/22
Overall: 128/298 M
Performance: Below average
Course: Double out and back and incredibly hilly....
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-04-15 2:47 PM

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Subject: Belews Lake International Triathlon

2012-04-15 7:40 PM
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Subject: RE: Belews Lake International Triathlon
Dude, don't be too hard on yourself. I looked through the results and was shocked at how strong the field was. Some friends who are normally top 25 overall types finished about 50th. Very tough field and nothing you could control. Don't let your position dictate how you were happy before you saw your results so try hang onto that...hard, I know.
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