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Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
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90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 27m 23s
Overall Rank = 200/250
Age Group = 65 - 69
Age Group Rank = 2/2
Pre-race routine:

Got there early picked up my chip and got marked and then had to hang around until my starting time. Met a few BTers in transition and watched the swim and then bike start. Surprised at the number of early seeded people who had trouble getting on their bikes, many of whom ended up on the road.
Event warmup:

DId a bit of jogging, that's about it.
  • 06m 52s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards

Due to a mistake in my swim time I started behind a young lady who didn't know to stop at the wall when I hit her toes so eventually I had to swim around her. I wasted too much time behind her.
What would you do differently?:

Register Early enough to double check my swim time.
Transition 1
  • 02m 29s

Took it easy in T1, maybe too easy!
What would you do differently?:

Have a greater sense of urgency in transition.
  • 42m 15s
  • 12.7 miles
  • 18.04 mile/hr

Started well averaging just around 20mph but missed a gear change on an uphill section that caused me to work too hard there. Then I decided to slow down and save something for the run. I did meet my goal (18mph) for the bike. I could have been faster but then my run would have been even worse than it was.
What would you do differently?:

Not too much. I just need more time in the saddle and at a faster average speed.
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s

Didn't use my clip in pedals so all I had to do was grab my race belt and hat and hit the road.
What would you do differently?:

  • 34m 36s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 08s  min/mile

As usual I struggled with the run. Nothing drastic, I'm just slow.
What would you do differently?:

I need to run more and plan on doing just that.
Post race
Warm down:

Someone handed me a cold, wet towel...thanks! Drank a Poweraid, had some pizza, walked over to transition and got my bike and gear. Walked back to cheer in other racers and stood in the shade of a tent.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Still not in top shape after our trip to Europe.

Event comments:

More volunteers this year and everything flowed better. The only negative is that this year we couldn't use the facilities in the YMCA that were available to us last year. I do understand but liked it better before.

Last updated: 2012-07-02 12:00 AM
00:06:52 | 300 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 167/250
Performance: Below average
Course: Typical down and back snake pool swim.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:29
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:42:15 | 12.7 miles | 18.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/2
Overall: 150/250
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Slightly hilly with downhills mostly in the beginning and a tough 1 mile uphill near the end.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 75
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:13
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:34:36 | 03.11 miles | 11m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/2
Overall: 219/250
Performance: Average
Course: Fairly flat with some hills in a small neighborhood. The beginning and end has no shade and the sun was hot.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2012-07-15 2:09 PM

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