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Washington, North Carolina
United States
FS Series
Total Time = 2h 05m 3s
Overall Rank = 66/68
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 5/5
Pre-race routine:

Got up around 5 and had a rice cake with PB at the hotel. Had plenty of sleep the night before, so I felt well rested! I wasn't that nervous which is a rarity!!
Event warmup:

Got into the wetsuit and swam some since I had never used it. Felt pretty good and didn't think I was going to have any issues!
  • 36m 43s
  • 750 meters
  • 04m 54s / 100 meters

Having never swam in a wetsuit, I had no idea what to expect. It wasn't good! I got really, really hot right off the bat. My chest was constricted and just didn't feel like I could breath. I wound up doggie paddling a majority of the course!! Thankfully there was a really nice lady in a kayak that played my personal support crew!!
What would you do differently?:

Practice open water swimming A LOT more and either get used to the wetsuit or not use one!
Transition 1
  • 03m 10s

Was really tired from the swim, so I took my time to let my heart rate settle some!
What would you do differently?:

Have a better swim and practice T1 more!
  • 47m 49s
  • 13 miles
  • 16.31 mile/hr

The ride was about what I expected. There was some wind that slowed me down quit a bit and I was still really tired from the swim, but overall it was an ok ride.
What would you do differently?:

Ride more and get faster!
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

Took my time and got some water.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to drink better on the bike
  • 36m 13s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 39s  min/mile

Way slower than I had hoped. I think the swim just wore me out, I just couldn't seem to get a comfortable pace going!
What would you do differently?:

Get better at the swim and run more!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, stretched and had the coco-cola I was craving for the last half mile of the run!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough training!

Event comments:

FS Series put on another great weekend of races! Their races are always extremely organized and tons of fun!! Looking forward to next year!!

Last updated: 2012-03-25 12:00 AM
00:36:43 | 750 meters | 04m 54s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 5/68
Performance: Bad
Suit: Yes
Course: Triangle in brackish water
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:10
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:47:49 | 13 miles | 16.31 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 0/68
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: Decent course...pretty flat with a few small inclines. There is one road that will shake your teeth out though...was really glad when I got off that one! The wind was rally strong in areas...thought I was going to fall off the bike! Was able to pass 1 person on the bike...WOOHOO!!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:05
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:36:13 | 03.11 miles | 11m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 0/68
Performance: Bad
Course: Flat, out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-05-20 6:44 PM

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