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Manteo, North Carolina
United States
FS Series
Total Time = 3h 50m 57s
Overall Rank = /212
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 11/12
Pre-race routine:

Light breakfast, just some bananas and applesauce.
Some yoga to stretch and center myself.
Event warmup:

The previously mentioned yoga.
  • 52m 36s
  • 1640 yards
  • 03m 13s / 100 yards

I did horribly on this. I could not forward crawl through the chop. The side stroke and the back stroke were my friends.
What would you do differently?:

Forward crawl a lot more.
Transition 1
  • 07m 13s

I have to put my bike shoes on before leaving transition. My bike shoes are actually meant for mountain biking. I might upgrade one of these days.
I also wasted some time putting on the toe socks I wear when doing more than 5k in my Vibram FiveFingers running shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Not wear toe socks. A better swim would help as well, I cramped up a little, and massaged it out during T1.
  • 1h 23m 24s
  • 24.5 miles
  • 17.63 mile/hr

I could have done better. This was not one of my better cycling performances. I have some mechanical issues to fix.
I am thinking of doing some upgrades to my bike, if not upgrading to an all together better bike.
What would you do differently?:

Perform better in the swim. I use the ride to recover from the swim before the run. Too much of the ride was spent recovering.
Transition 2
  • 03m 27s

Shoe changes are lengthy when you use mountain biking shoes for the ride.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Just don't have the funds to get better equipment yet.
  • 1h 23m 49s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 13m 30s  min/mile

I gassed out and suffered a lot of cramping. Kept pushing, though. I did walk a lot, but I kept going!
What would you do differently?:

Run more, walk less.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked it off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Had a bad day before the race. Only had about 2 hours of sleep before driving 1.5 hours to get to the race.
Training exclusively in a pool left me ill prepared for the swim, also. I wasn't ready for the choppiness.

Last updated: 2012-07-20 12:00 AM
00:52:36 | 1640 yards | 03m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/12
Overall: 208/212
Performance: Bad
Suit: 5 mil, short sleeve, short legged
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 07:13
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:23:24 | 24.5 miles | 17.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/12
Overall: 123/212
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Pretty flat, except for the bridge. Had to come to a complete stop due to traffic, costing me about a minute.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:27
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
01:23:49 | 06.21 miles | 13m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/12
Overall: 202/212
Performance: Bad
Course: Nice and flat. Well staffed with volunteers at water stations every mile.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
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] 4

2012-09-24 8:19 PM

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