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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
United States
set-up inc.
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 34m 18s
Overall Rank = 45/81
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 8/10
Pre-race routine:

Drove from Hickory to Spruce Pine. Walked the 1/2 mile from the parking lot to the race site. Set up transition area

The contestant data is for males only. there were 35 females, 6 of whom were in front of me at the end.
Event warmup:

ran 1 mile; biked 1/2 mile to get the gearing right for start of bike leg which was uphill
  • 17m 26s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

crazy swim course. very short with only two waves so there was a lot of overlap. this is the first I have done with a running start and also the first I have done with a double loop. lots of banging the first lap, but the second I had plenty of room for swimming. The first lap I did not feel like I got into a groove, but the second one felt better.
What would you do differently?:

try to not let the crowd distract me as much as it did. train for speed.
Transition 1
  • 02m

it felt longer than the clock shows. had some trouble getting the socks on. the ground was rocky and I didn't want to sit down, but probably should have
  • 52m 31s
  • 14.3 miles
  • 16.34 mile/hr

this course was one of the main reasons I did this race. Hills. I concentrated on my heart rate and never let it get out of the 150's. Probably could have pushed harder, but felt like I got what I wanted out of it. My odometer showed it as 14.78 miles and the bike was not on the ground other than beyond the dismount line.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m 40s

can't complain about this time.. 11th fastest of the race
What would you do differently?:

  • 21m 41s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 58s  min/mile

great run. I felt like I was out there closer to 23 -24 minutes. Really enjoyed the trail part of the run. Different and fun. The hills on the back part of the course were harsh, but again this is why I came to do this race.
What would you do differently?:

At the time, I thought I could run faster, but I am not sure that is the case.
Post race
Warm down:

stretched a little. walked bike back the 1/2 mile to car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the hills. but that is why I came here. this is basically a training brick for Duke Liver. I may have been able to push more on the bike, but what would that have taken away from the run? I will find out more at Bandit's Challenge

Event comments:

Great time. The swim is a little strange, but overall a good race. Will try to make this one again.

Last updated: 2006-07-17 12:00 AM
00:17:26 | 820 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/10
Overall: 42/81
Performance: Average
Suit: none
Course: 2 loop swim with short run on beach between loops. loops are swam in a counter clockwise direction
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:52:31 | 14.3 miles | 16.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/10
Overall: 48/81
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: loop course with climbing. the first 5 miles was mainly rollers, with an overal downward trajectory. then about 5 miles going up on the blue ridge parkway, then down hill for a while with the last mile being all up hill except the last 200 yds. the last leg had a headwind which was somewhat problematic, but really not
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 93
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:41 | 03.11 miles | 06m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/10
Overall: 26/81
Performance: Good
for the whole race, averaged 156 (middle of zone 3) with a high of 177. This was on the big hill on the second half of the run.
Course: somewhat hilly, half on trails and half on asphalt around the golf course. Very shady course and obviously a fast one for the time I put out.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2006-07-17 7:49 PM

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Kinston, NC
Subject: Swiss Pine Triathlon

2006-07-17 8:51 PM
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China Grove, NC (Charlotte)
Subject: RE: Swiss Pine Triathlon
Great race I've worked up that way and that sounds like a very good time for that course. Good Job!!
2006-07-20 2:40 PM
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Whitsett, North Carolina
Subject: RE: Swiss Pine Triathlon
OMG!  You can run!!!  I don't think I could run that fast downhill let alone at the end of a tri.  LOL!  Gratz on your finish!!!!
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