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Hickory, North Carolina
United States
Set upinc
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 23m 34s
Overall Rank = 13/195
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/26
Pre-race routine:

Ran and stretched as usual. Arrived in plenty of time to prepare
Event warmup:

Same as above
  • 15m 10s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 01s / 100 meters

This is by far my best swim. I was not freaked out today because I stayed away from everyone!! I think I could have swam faster but was happy to break 15 min (14:39) from pier to shore. (Had to run to T1) My strokes were more even and rhythmic ... breathed on both sides and also was able to navigate better today. I wanted to break 15 which technically I did!!
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster! Train more in the pool.
Transition 1
  • 00m 55s

My bike was jammed underneath the bar plus the guy beside had his stuff in my area!! I wanted to push his crap out of the way but I remained calm and nice, I guess.
What would you do differently?:

Move the guys crap out of my way!!
  • 44m 57s
  • 15.5 miles
  • 20.69 mile/hr

I really enjoy the bike. I like the speed and my converted road bike (Scott Pro carbon) really did well. I wanted to break 45 in the bike and I was able to do that so I was pleased.
What would you do differently?:

Keep training with longer rides ... 3.5 to 4 hour rides will help me in the next event. (Swiss Pine)
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

I was pleased with this time in T2
  • 21m 50s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 02s  min/mile

I am happy with my time because I have tried to pick my running up in training and it is starting to pay off. I still am only doing around 40 miles a month but now that school is out maybe I can get more milage in.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing in this race. I accomplished my goal of breaking 22 in the run so I'm pleased.
Post race
Warm down:

light stretches ... drank water, apple, just relaxed and watched everyone else finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training time

Event comments:

It was good to be here this year after being in the desert last year and missing the race. It is a tough race because of it's location but I recommend it and will definitely come back next year.

Last updated: 2006-05-30 12:00 AM
00:15:10 | 750 meters | 02m 01s / 100meters
Age Group: 9/26
Overall: 37/195
Performance: Good
Suit: No
Course: All right turns ... water was smooth.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:55
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:44:57 | 15.5 miles | 20.69 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/26
Overall: 12/195
Wind: None
Course: Climby! Which is ok for me since I live somewhat in the mountains. It was tough just getting out of the development because of the steep hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:50 | 03.1 miles | 07m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/26
Overall: 14/195
Performance: Good
Course: Very hard because of the hills in the neighborhood.
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

2006-06-17 8:33 PM

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Valdese NC
Subject: Lake Hickory Triathlon

2006-06-18 8:46 AM
in reply to: #457607

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Charlotte, NC
Subject: RE: Lake Hickory Triathlon
Hey David! Great job on accomplishing all of your goals. Sorry I missed you...

Congratulations on a great time!

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