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Wilmington YMCA Triathlon - Triathlon

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 25m 28s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 24/47
Pre-race routine:

RUSHED! this was biggest event attended and didnt realize the extra time needed for Tx setup and BM, bus shuttles etc - stayed calm as it was what it was.
Event warmup:

NONE - arrived at swim start 3 minutes to spare - so sat in water to acclimatize. felt cold so waved arms.
  • 22m 50s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 31s / 100 meters

This was best swim ever! didnt stop, just 1,2,3,breath,1,2,3,sight, repeat. got pulled, pushed a little but stayed focused; navigating current was fun - really showed I can do B2B in FIVE WEEKS!
What would you do differently?:

sight every 9, focus on body position, relax, exjoy.
Transition 1
  • 01m 29s

this was the longest Tx area ever, hence time. Tx was fine.
What would you do differently?:

  • 35m 23s
  • 12 miles
  • 20.35 mile/hr

this was a grin fest all the way - flat and fast! probably went a little too hard for run. cadence was high so could have ushed harder gears and gone faster still. Used HEED drink but mixture maybe a little strong as repeating thru run, but not debilitating. Forgot to take feet out of shoes at T2.
What would you do differently?:

be more aware of pace for race distnace. use less MIO flavor and more water towards end of bike leg.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

as above forgot to rpeapre coming into T2 so a little messed up; also very busy and crowded so couldnt clearly see where to stop.
What would you do differently?:

walk the in/out to note subtlties of course.
  • 24m 36s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 56s  min/mile

did really well even after hard bike effort - again use garmin to make sure running correct pace at start. Watch is mare to put on, had to stop :-) forgot to focus on form and relax but still faired well. forgot last corner so didnt sprint until last 10th mile - shame as would have been best 5k time.
What would you do differently?:

figure out watch strap; relax more and be aware of course placement - why are they passing me (cause theyre spriting for the fnish - doh!)
Post race
Warm down:

fruit, water, warm clothes. really busy to headed back to hotel and ate three breakfasts :-)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

this was a training/prep race for B2B - otherwise I could have gone ahrder.

Event comments:

this is a big event - get there early so not stuck in lines for Body marking and bus shuttles. There were lots of volunteers, perhaps there could have been more. overall another awesome performance by Setup.

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Last updated: 2013-09-19 12:00 AM
00:22:50 | 1500 meters | 01m 31s / 100meters
Age Group: 21/47
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
approx 300 yd run from exit to T1. so pace as more like 1:37.
Suit: one piece tri
Course: point to point, using same course as B2B. current was strong and clever direction choice had to be made to ensure correct navigation.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: High
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Time: 01:29
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:35:23 | 12 miles | 20.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 23/47
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
had to dismount for bridge twice, apprx 50yd dash.
Wind: None
Course: out/back with loop; first roads were bad shap, but second half was new tarmac - all flat.
Road:  Wet Cadence: 97
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 01:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:36 | 03.1 miles | 07m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 24/47
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
didnt wear my HR monitor.
Course: loop with small out/back, FLAT.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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?
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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