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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
40F / 4C
Total Time = 7h 12m 5s
Overall Rank = 236/345
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 45/57
Pre-race routine:

go up at 5am to head to T1 to check bikes from overnight and drop off T1 gear, body-marking etc. Cold morning to start off. Headed back to the house we were renting for breakfast/final preps.
Breakfast - Oatmeal at 6:30am, followed by Applesauce with some silk Amino Acids at 7:30 and coffee
watched the start of the Full Iron, before heading to the start of the half-iron
Event warmup:

  • 48m 19s
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards

Was not happy with my swim. I got a doozy of a leg cramp in my left calf about half-way through the swim and really struggled with the rest of it.
What would you do differently?:

Get my wetsuit more than a week in advance - I didn't really get a chance to swim in it before the race
Transition 1
  • 06m 37s

T1 went quick - a bit of a run from the swim exit to the bike (about 600yds or so) - used the wetsuit strippers and easily found glasses that I had dropped off prior to the swim
  • 3h 29m 34s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.03 mile/hr

killer headwind on the way out and back - the wind flipped - so I felt like I was struggling a good portion of the ride - was glad to come in at under 3:30 (if barely). Ate/drank at least every 30-45 minutes
Transition 2
  • 06m 54s

T2 took place in the convention center, dismounted the bike, handed off to rackers, before grabbing T2 bag and hitting transition tent. Glad I threw a t-shirt in to wear
  • 2h 40m 43s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 16s  min/mile

felt like I started off strong - I did a good job the first 8 miles or so of running between aid stations and walking until hit the turn-around point, the second half of the run was a bit rough though (it really felt like the aid stations were moving further and further apart!). Alternated water/coke at each station, and grabbed pretzel sticks to snack on
What would you do differently?:

be more consistent with run/walk routine
Post race
Warm down:

stretching, post-race massage, food

What limited your ability to perform faster:

cramp in calf during swim and felt the residual of it during the rest of the race

Event comments:

Set-Up does a really good job with all their races and this was no exception.

Overall ranking was divided into men and women's - so rank is overall women's

Last updated: 2013-06-20 12:00 AM
00:48:19 | 2112 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 45/57
Overall: 271/345
Performance: Below average
Suit: sleeveless wetsuit
Course: straight line in a canal for the first .8 miles, then left hand turn to head into T1
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time: 06:37
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:29:34 | 56 miles | 16.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 22/57
Overall: 148/345
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: out and back course, mostly flat, a couple of climbs (going over bridges)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 06:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:40:43 | 13.1 miles | 12m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 45/57
Overall: 244/345
Performance: Average
Course: out and back course. first 1.5 miles was away from finish line, then you passed finish line chute, before heading out on the run (about 11 miles).
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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

2013-10-28 9:14 AM

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2013-10-28 2:58 PM
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Subject: RE: Beach2Battleship Half Iron Distance Triathlon
Congratulations!! Great job! I thought the wind was painful on the bike, too.
2013-10-28 3:16 PM
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Ditto on the wind.  There was definitely more there than I think anyone expected.

2013-10-28 3:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Beach2Battleship Half Iron Distance Triathlon
I swear miles 41-48 on the bike just went on for an! then I got stuck behind the official on the bike coming up that final hill before T2, and with all the cars, I couldn't pass (although, they couldn't peg me for drafting if I was behind them)
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