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Greenville, NC
United States
east carolina road racing
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 29m 27s
Overall Rank = 58/153
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 12/15
Pre-race routine:

drove to race site, signed in and set up transition area
Event warmup:

jogged a little over a mile on the course, stretched. at the swim start swam approx. 25 yds
  • 18m 53s
  • 875 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

I thought I was doing really well. Apparently not. My time was almost a minute slower than last year. In the last 1/8 of a mile, my timing chip came off. I felt something on my ankle, reached down, and the timing chip fell into my hand. I swam the last little bit in a half fist drill holding onto the timing chip. I spent the rest of the race with it in my pocket getting it out when I crossed timing mats.
What would you do differently?:

Swim harder I guess. I felt during the swim that I was doing well. Need some more interval training to get faster.
Transition 1
  • 01m 37s

in this race the bike time includes both transitions. my bike computer says i was on the bike 43:31. The race time says 46:08 on the bike, so 2:37 is transition. I think this went well given that I had trouble getting one of the bike shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

nothing really except maybe eventually learn to ride and run without socks
  • 43m 31s
  • 15 miles
  • 20.68 mile/hr

not a bad ride. Thought I left a little bit out there. Particularly given the times put up by others in my age group
What would you do differently?:

push harder. train harder. lift more
Transition 2
  • 01m

good transition
What would you do differently?:

not take the swig of HEED that I took before I left transition
  • 24m 28s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 53s  min/mile

worst run I have had in this race in the three years I have competed. Worse than the first time I raced here which was the first tri I ever ran. I was hot, my stomach was upset and I just never got my pace up to where it should be.
What would you do differently?:

I don't know. Definately not drink the last swig of HEED that I took. May not use HEED again. I should have pushed harder, but I didn't. It was hot, not the hottest I have ever been (not White Lake) and humid.
Post race
Warm down:

stretched, drank recoverite.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not sure. This was an A- race for me. I really wanted to do well. I was more than 4 minutes slower than last year. Don't know what happened. The week before was tough at work and I did not sleep well, but I also did not work out Thursday or Friday trying to rest my legs. It was hot and humid, but not overly so. I guess I need to train even harder and work on speed.

Event comments:

I enjoy this race. This was one of the three I was focused on this year, along with the two Halfs. I was extremely disappointed with my results. Later in the day, watching the US Open, it occured to me that this may be like golf. You can play the same course every weekend and some weekends shoot well and then every so often, nothing works and you have a horrible day. that was one of those days for me in the race. the bad thing was this was a race i really wanted to perform well in. Oh well. Back to training

Last updated: 2006-06-19 12:00 AM
00:18:53 | 875 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/15
Overall: 86/153
Performance: Below average
Suit: none
Course: out and back around turn island in ski lake
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:37
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:43:31 | 15 miles | 20.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/15
Overall: 59/153
Wind: Little
Course: flat with one little dip.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 94
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:28 | 03.1 miles | 07m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/15
Overall: 48/153
Performance: Bad
Course: flat with two little steep up and downs to lakes
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2006-06-19 8:05 PM

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