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Wilmington YMCA Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 30m 35s
Overall Rank = 241/512
Age Group = Novice Masters
Age Group Rank = 3/26
Pre-race routine:

Walked around, used ports potty, cheated with other athletes.
Event warmup:

Dynamic warmup with stretching.
  • 28m 10s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Started pretty strong and actually had some banging of bars at the beginning with two other swimmers. I just eventually let them ago amd passed them a hundred years later. Some guy kept running into me the whole way no matter which way I went. We swam at about the same speed. He was in a wet suit and was eventually DQd. Cold water was definitely fast and I could tell the difference when I was in warmer water.
What would you do differently?:

I would try and use more bilateral breathing. Swimming straight was imperative in this event.
Transition 1
  • 01m 38s
  • 33m 23s
  • 12 miles
  • 21.57 mile/hr

I killed it on the bike. Fastest bike ever.
What would you do differently?:

Ride harder, I felt as though I left some out there.
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s

By this time there were other finishers already packing up and heading out or milling about in the transition area. There was even one dude laying down stretching his back or tanning. Lol. I plowed through all of them yelling "Excuse me!" the whole way through. They need a rule. I understand people have to go home but please people, there are many athletes still running the race.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I did okay. I will get better.
  • 25m 46s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 17s  min/mile

Took me about a mile to feel good after the bike. I feel as though I went faster the last two miles than the first one.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster. Haha!
Post race
Warm down:

Drink a Sprite eat some Famous Amos cookies and check my results. Podium celebration.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Age and lack of fitness.

Event comments:

I just wish they had pizza. Oh well.

Last updated: 2012-09-10 12:00 AM
00:28:10 | 1640 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/26
Overall: 249/512
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:38
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:33:23 | 12 miles | 21.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/26
Overall: 189/512
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Bumpy in some places but I hung by the center line instead of on the right and found smoother road.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:40
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:25:46 | 03.11 miles | 08m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/26
Overall: 325/512
Performance: Average
Course: Good course. A tour of Wrightsville Beach.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %3%
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-09-22 2:59 PM

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Subject: Wilmington YMCA Triathlon

2012-10-03 7:18 PM
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Subject: RE: Wilmington YMCA Triathlon
Holy crap, you swim sub-2, bike over 20, run slightly over 8, and you were still around halfway in the field?????  Those times would get you close to #1 here ha.
2012-10-04 12:50 PM
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Subject: RE: Wilmington YMCA Triathlon
Congrats on the podium! Wow, that's a long swim for a sprint.
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