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Clayton, North Carolina
United States
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65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 19m 38s
Overall Rank = 34/103
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 8/13
Pre-race routine:

Wake up @ 5:30. PB&J on white.
Event warmup:

Casual stretching and tried to ensure that I was nice and relaxed going into the swim.
  • 07m 53s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 38s / 100 yards

Overall the swim felt good. I was really surprised at how slow it was. I felt really good the entire swim. Passed a couple of people. Had to stop a couple of times to allow swimmers to get ahead in tight spots. I was happy with my endurance for the swim. I was able to swim "pretty" fast.
What would you do differently?:

Not surer what I could have done differently. I passed the person immediately in front of me by the 50 yrd mark. Probably should have tries to increase my pace at that point. Was concentrating on breathing and cadence.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

T1 continues to be slow. I really need to speed this up especially since I am not putting on socks. I think this will also become faster once I start wearing a full tri suit. No shirt to put on.
What would you do differently?:

Get a tri suit.
  • 48m 32s
  • 14 miles
  • 17.31 mile/hr

Transitioned smoothly into the bike. Felt comfortable the entire ride. Was able to get to a comfortable pace and cadence and rode without much stress. My heartrate remained low. Was able to maintain speed pretty well on the climbs.
What would you do differently?:

My cycling has become a sore subject. I am totally disappointed with how slow I was on the bike. I can not blame the wind because we all faced the same conditions. I really think that it's my bike. I really need to look at getting a tri bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

T2 was good. Was able to get going quickly. No issues.
What would you do differently?:

This was pretty good. No changes.
  • 21m 23s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 53s  min/mile

Strong run to make up for bad cycle time. The run course was really comfortable. Didn't expend too much energy on the way out. Probably too it too easy. Sure I didn't run a negative split for this race. I need to practice running 5k's more.
What would you do differently?:

Run harder from the start. I should have been able to break a 20:30 5k on this course.
Post race
Warm down:

Little stretching. Powerade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Love this course and race. It's an excellent venue.

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Last updated: 2011-12-22 12:00 AM
00:07:53 | 300 yards | 02m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/13
Overall: 91/103
Performance: Average
Course: Pool swim. Typical Snake swim.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:48:32 | 14 miles | 17.31 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/13
Overall: 47/103
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Started pretty smooth and flat. Some hills towards the end.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:23 | 03.11 miles | 06m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/13
Overall: 7/103
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly a greenway but some construction created a little Xterra area. Course was an out and back and the first half was mostly downhill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4

2012-04-30 7:01 AM

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