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Wake Forest, North Carolina
United States
FS Series
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 08m 4s
Overall Rank = 44/216
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 6/27
Pre-race routine:

Woke up @ 5. Light breakfast of coffee and pb&j. Packed car and headed out @ 5:45. The race was close so didn't need to leave too very early.
Event warmup:

Light stretching while waiting in line. Pool was cold.
  • 05m 56s
  • 250 yards
  • 02m 22s / 100 yards

Felt great the entire swim. With the crowded pool it was harder to stay in rhythm. Still need to work on speed. I couldn't leave the person in front of me. We played leap frog in the pool for a couple of laps. But it was still good.
What would you do differently?:

Work more on speed. Mostly everything else was good. No problem with endurance, just cadence.
Transition 1
  • 01m 2s

T1 was quick. Didn't have to put on shirt so that reduced my time. Need to continue working on getting clipped in more smoothly.
What would you do differently?:

Mostly all good. Was taking it easy so no complaints.
  • 38m 23s
  • 12 miles
  • 18.76 mile/hr

Felt great for entire ride. Didn't feel winded. Really concentrated on keeping my cadence up. I felt like I was much faster than my time showed. I comfortably passed rider after rider.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I felt like I hit all my targets for this ride. Maybe a little more speed starting.
Transition 2
  • 00m 48s

T2 went pretty smooth. Slight issue again getting left foot unclipped. I need to get new clips I think.
What would you do differently?:

Just continue to practice slipping foot out of shoes while riding.
  • 21m 52s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 03s  min/mile

Took off just right. I got into a comfortable pace and felt like I was cruising. Really took it easy. Didn't want to go too hard since I wasn't familiar with the course. The finish was uphill so that was a little tough.
What would you do differently?:

Since this was a low intensity race, I think my pace and effort level was on par.
Post race
Warm down:

It was getting really hot out, so walked for about 1/4 rehydrating.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I do not think there were any limiters to my performance today.

Event comments:

FS did another really good job with this race. The venue is a little small and we were crammed into a smaller transition area.

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Last updated: 2012-06-25 12:00 AM
00:05:56 | 250 yards | 02m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 22/27
Overall: 144/216
Performance: Average
Course: Snake Pool swim. Single lane which was good, however they shortened the intervals so there was lots of passing.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:02
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:23 | 12 miles | 18.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/27
Overall: 78/216
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: The course was an out and back. Went through a neighborhood with speed bumps. That made the first and last mile interesting. Also about a mile stretch of the trip was on graded. So that made for an interesting ride. Mostly the ride was good.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:48
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:21:52 | 03.1 miles | 07m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/27
Overall: 16/216
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back run through a neighborhood. It was very hot and hilly. Lots of twists and turns but a fun course.
Keeping cool Average 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] 4

2012-06-25 7:47 AM

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