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Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Davidson, North Carolina
United States
Cool Breeze Cyclery
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 39m 15s
Overall Rank = 164/201
Age Group = C
Age Group Rank = 14/17
Event warmup:

  • 15m 50s
  • 547 yards
  • 02m 54s / 100 yards

Much more difficult than I had anticipated. I was hit many times by other athletes until after the first turn.
What would you do differently?:

Swam breaststroke to help with sighting and breathing, but would have been better off using freestyle and being more streamlined.
Transition 1
  • 02m 5s

Went well, but lost some time putting on a shirt, socks and shoes.
  • 50m 5s
  • 12 miles
  • 14.38 mile/hr

This was only the second time I had ridden a bike in the last decade and the hills drained my energy quickly. My bike was purchased from Walmart a few weeks prior to the race and I rode 8 miles of the course one weekend just to get acquainted with it.
What would you do differently?:

I only trained on a stationary bike and would probably have liked to have more road experience. Also, getting my bike fitted to my height may have been a good idea in retrospect.
Transition 2
  • 00m 30s

This transition actually went well. I had been practicing it by hopping onto a treadmill immediately and running for a little while after every stationary workout.
  • 30m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 53s  min/mile

I was still unable to run for the full distance at the time of the race so I kept a close eye on the digital display of my watch. I would jog for 40 seconds then walk for 20 and continued that pattern for the duration of the run.
What would you do differently?:

Just needed more training time to drop weight and increase endurance.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

More training time would be very beneficial. I went from overweight, no exercise, and a desk job to a triathlon in 6 weeks.

Last updated: 2012-09-21 12:00 AM
00:15:50 | 547 yards | 02m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/17
Overall: 152/201
Performance: Below average
Course: Counter clock-wise triangle.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:50:05 | 12 miles | 14.38 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/17
Overall: 162/201
Performance: Bad
Course: Three separate sets of hills during the course.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Bad
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:45 | 03.11 miles | 09m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/17
Overall: 165/201
Performance: Average
Course: Half the 5k was on the road throughout the campus and half was on a paved trail that seemed to run alongside the lake.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2012-09-21 12:57 PM


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