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Charleston Sprint Series - TriathlonSprint

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Charleston, S.C.
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 27m 51s
Overall Rank = 223/275
Age Group = 34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

I got to the Park at 4:45 am thinking I would be getting in line, the GATE had not opened yet, pitch black! first one to race day! didn't know where to park as none of the parking attendents had not gotten there yet, yikes! Met my first racer, Cezar, he guided me through the pre-race issues, THANKS CEZAR, he and I were in same class and same age, his help was pricless. Set up my transition area, got a spot on the end of the closest rack to the T1/T2/finsh area, this made the early rise worth it. Ran into friends, that I had not seen for while, (found out where they were). Great scene, great weather, great people.
Event warmup:

rode bike around little, swam a little, stayed very hydrated
  • 13m 18s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 40s / 100 meters

Very excited, little nervious, goggles broke 10 stokes into race, could not see under water anyway, did not get comfortible in free style, lots of touching on legs, ended up breast stroke most of way, kept hr down and was easy to navigate
What would you do differently?:

practice swimming more, to build up stamina, overall just need to get better at swimming!
Transition 1
  • 02m

Had hard time pulling down bike shirt, but needed little rest, too tired from swim!
What would you do differently?:

set up transition area little different, be better aware of how bike shirt goes on.
  • 42m 22s
  • 13 miles
  • 18.41 mile/hr

most comfortible part of race, lost 1 water bottle though, need to practice drinking on bike, stomach did not want to take too many fluids, used to hydro pack in training, so bottles were not the norm.
What would you do differently?:

figure out how to hydrate better, longer, with ease, looking into hydration options, did not like grabbing from lower bar, may go with aero bottle, or, behind seat mount.
Transition 2
  • 01m

did not know how close I could ride to my trans. area, ran in , so no penalities, great ride, felt good.
What would you do differently?:

work on speed without empying tank, work on calmness, adjust bike for more comfort as aero bars were new and needed more saddle time for fine adjusting.
  • 32m 12s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 10m 04s  min/mile

transition went well but I was concerned that I would have to stop, main goal of race was not to stop, found runner with slow pace, stayed with them, until end, then when I new I was close, I hammered it to the finish.
What would you do differently?:

get my own pace and have confidence with it, believe that I will not stop and finish race!
Post race
Warm down:

stunned, shocked, happy, relieved, proud, held my son after finish, jumped into lake for cool down, did some strtching in lake, ate protien bar, and finally could take some fluids

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my fitness level, never doing a trathlon before, not knowing the course, concerned of not stopping or not finishing.

Event comments:

just need to keep trying the tri's, 3 more in this series, so my bench mark has been set! I am HOOOOOOKED!

Last updated: 2004-06-23 12:00 AM
00:13:18 | 500 meters | 02m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/275
Performance: Below average
Suit: Hind bike shorts
Course: 1 lap around 10 acre lake
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:42:22 | 13 miles | 18.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 157/275
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: flat and fast, mix of back roads and main roads, out and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:32:12 | 03.2 miles | 10m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 254/275
Performance: Below average
Course: flat and fast looping over same terrain, nice views
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %?
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5

2004-06-23 11:29 AM

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Subject: Charleston Sprint Series

2004-06-23 1:54 PM
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Ellsworth, WI
Subject: RE: Charleston Sprint Series
Great race, good job!

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