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Granite Falls Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Rolesville, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 57m 42s
Overall Rank = 5/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/11
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:15, had some coffee, put the bike on the car and headed out. Ate a bagel in the car. Arrived with lots of time to spare, parking was a snap.
Event warmup:

I should have done either a bike or a run warm up or both, but didn't quite feel like it. I did swim 200 before they closed the pool and lined us up.
  • 05m 26s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

I got my time right and was slotted well. The guy in front of me asked me to tap to pass and I asked the girl behind me to do the same but we ended up not needing to. About half way through the swim I had a typical event freakout but worked on my breathing and my stroke and finished strong-ish.
What would you do differently?:

Flip turn, work on my technique and swim fitness.
Transition 1
  • 00m 52s

I'm always a bit out of it coming into T1 and I got dusted by the woman who was behind me in the pool - ouch. Ran to the mount line and got going.
What would you do differently?:

Not lollygag through T1. Get the shoes on faster.
  • 30m 39s
  • 10 miles
  • 19.58 mile/hr

Haven't been on the bike much since I just finished marathon training a month ago so I was very happy with my bike split. Worked up the hills and tried to stay low down the backsides.
What would you do differently?:

Keep working on bike fitness, get the miles in.
Transition 2
  • 00m 40s

A mile to go on the bike I started to think about rocking T2. I almost caught about 4 guys coming into the dismount but was able to beat them out of transition.. and I didn't even forget my race belt!
What would you do differently?:

  • 20m 8s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 28s  min/mile

I love to run.
Post race
Warm down:

My coach had me run 20-30 minutes as a cool down. Never done that before, but it was fun to run a bit on the course and people watch.

Event comments:

Set up does a great job. Granite Falls Athletic Club was very nice. The volunteers were great. I would run this race again.

Last updated: 2012-04-16 12:00 AM
00:05:26 | 300 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 24/
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:52
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:30:39 | 10 miles | 19.58 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling hills, the big hill at mile 6.5 wasn't too big or bad.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:20:08 | 03.11 miles | 06m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: A funky run course with about 3/4 of a mile on trail with some really loose gravel. Some hills, but on an out and back if you climb them, you get to run down them too.
Keeping cool Drinking
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] 4

2012-04-17 8:41 PM

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