General Discussion Race Reports! » Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Clayton, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
56F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 09m 13s
Overall Rank = 4/103m
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/14
Pre-race routine:

Had to rouse the kids early, 0600. Lainey's mom had some health complications Friday night, so she stayed at her folks' house. I brought the kids home with me. Loaded everything except the bike Friday night, so was a bit tired Sat. morning. We were out the door by 6:20 on our way to Clayton. Lainey ended up coming down to meet us prior to TA close. Riverwood offered coffee and doughnuts, which was a hit for the family. I passed on those...

Breakfast for me was something new; cup of coffee and a PB/Banana Bonk Breaker new favorite pre-sprint fuel! 220 calories, but tastes just like a peanut butter and banana sandwich! Bathroom about a zillion times, left my race belt in the trunk and had to go all the way back to the car to get it, my head was out of the game pre-race.
Event warmup:

Not much. As it's at the club and athletic center, there was a ton of equipment just sitting idle. So, I hopped on a stationary bike and did an easy 10 minutes at 90rpm/125bpm while chatting with Lainey and the kids. Then, went outside for a 1-mile run to warmup before the swim. No swim warmup this race, no problem. Took a honey stinger gel at 8:35, headed over to the swim start line.
  • 06m 42s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

Love a short swim!
What would you do differently?:

More swim practice.
Transition 1
  • 00m 33s

I felt really good on this bike. I was having some slight shifter issues (no chance to get a test ride this morning after swapping wheels, due to family emergency last night). But, I just kept at it. Love being a slow swimmer...pass pass pass pass idea how many I passed.
What would you do differently?:

Ride harder. Left quite a bit in the tank out there.
  • 40m 51s
  • 14.44 miles
  • 21.21 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 00m 40s

Struggled just a bit getting the shoes on; had laced them tight as I was going sockless.
What would you do differently?:

Not too sure, but it was a pretty good one. 2nd fastest in my AG, 20th OA
  • 20m 28s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 35s  min/mile

Just kept at it. HR a bit high coming off the bike, so took the first mile fairly easy (still was a 6:15)
What would you do differently?:

This was pretty good.
Post race
Warm down:

Marshall ran in with me again. Love that.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

A fun event. My first podium in a tri, but even better, my family was there to watch, enjoy the race. Plus, it's a short event. Very nice.

Profile Album

Last updated: 2012-03-28 12:00 AM
00:06:42 | 300 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/14
Overall: 68/103m
Performance: Average
Time trial swim. Was seeded behind a lady who, just prior to the swim, told me she wasn't using goggles, and planned to do the breast stroke. It took me 65yds to catch her and pass before touching the wall for the 75yard turn. After that I had NO ONE in front of me, as swimmer 160 was a no-show. Still, totally slow in the water, 68/103 males, really? Note: this time includes a run all the way down out of the outdoor pool area, into T1, so it made swim time look long and T1 look short. Actual in-water time was 6:14. Run to the mat took 26 seconds.
Suit: none
Course: serpentine swim across 6 lanes.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 00:33
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:40:51 | 14.44 miles | 21.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/14
Overall: 3/103m
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling, some good climbs near the end.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90+
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:20:28 | 03.11 miles | 06m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/14
Overall: 3/103m
Performance: Good
Good enough for me.
Course: Hilly, some off-road, out-back. Kinda cruel. Just kept moving forward.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2012-04-28 2:33 PM

User image

Apex, NC
Subject: Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club Triathlon

2012-04-29 11:03 AM
in reply to: #4178439

User image

Extreme Veteran
In front of computer when typing this.
Subject: RE: Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club Triathlon
Nice job Bill. Sounds like a fun race. Sorta glad you are not in my ag were flying around out there!
2012-04-30 11:24 AM
in reply to: #4178439

User image

New user
Raleigh, NC
Subject: RE: Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club Triathlon
Nice work on winning your AG and the 4th overall!  I need to find some of that run speed you have!
2012-05-07 8:09 AM
in reply to: #4178439

User image

Subject: RE: Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club Triathlon
Congratulations on winning your age group! I really wish I could have pulled myself together earlier in the season and raced with you. This was my 1st tri ever and I still love going back. I drove out that way Saturday and discovered they were repaving part of the course, I hope they hadn't stripped it before the race. It should make for a nice bike next year.
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Riverwood Golf and Athletic Club Triathlon Rss Feed