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Cornelius, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 34m 36s
Overall Rank = 90/382
Age Group = 30
Age Group Rank = 15/48
Pre-race routine:

Banana, water, bagel
Event warmup:

walked bike in and ran couple hundred meters, finished with swim warmup
  • 16m 47s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 14s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

RELAX! got way too tight in the beginning (probably because their were almost 100 guys in my wave; in tight quarters)
Transition 1
  • 02m 38s

just a long way to the transition exit; one of the first racks out of the water, but was not allowed to have shoes clipped into pedals and had to run (in my bike shoes) almost 100 yards...) uncomfortably.
What would you do differently?:

not much, it was executed well; just logistically tough.
  • 50m 1s
  • 17 miles
  • 20.39 mile/hr

Couple tough headwinds out there (shearer rd. and again on hwy 115); otherwise, exactly what I intended.
What would you do differently?:

spend more time in aero
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

fast and felt great; just a ways to run the bike (one of the farthest racks)
What would you do differently?:

  • 24m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 43s  min/mile

felt sluggish coming off the bike and took a mile to warm up my legs; found an age group competitor and paced him til the end, when i passed and sprinted to the finish. Fastest 5k in a race ever; wohoo!
What would you do differently?:

faster out of the gates; more time stretching out quads on the bike prior to getting into T2
Post race
Warm down:

c/d walk, water, half of a banana, then coke. talked to friends and packed up my stuff

What limited your ability to perform faster:

nothing really; PR here @ Lake Norman and hope to improve my times each year

Event comments:

There was a small helicopter at the swim start taking video and pics; would love to see that posted.

Last updated: 2013-02-02 12:00 AM
00:16:47 | 750 meters | 02m 14s / 100meters
Age Group: 21/48
Overall: 133/382
Performance: Below average
Suit: no
Course: clockwise rectangle; 3 turns, all easy; longest segment is backside after turn #2
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:38
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:50:01 | 17 miles | 20.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/48
Overall: 67/382
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Rolling hills with only 2 real ascents to speak of (both short and steep); fast and my home turf
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:00 | 03.11 miles | 07m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 27/48
Overall: 151/382
Performance: Good
Course: rolling hills, partially shaded; great neighborhood run
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %1.5
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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] 4

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