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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
United States
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79F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 46m 10s
Overall Rank = 354/418
Age Group = ZM
Age Group Rank = 11/19
Pre-race routine:

Arrived at 2000 on 20SEP13. Found a hotel and crashed. Got about 4.5 hrs sleep due to a noisy couple next door looking for their two dogs. Arrived and picked up my packet (#739) at 0450. Staged bike and kit in the rain. I was right on the end.

Debated on whether to wear my wetsuit since the water temp was 79f.... Decided to wear it since I would be using it next month during the HIM. Ate an iced honey bun and drank some Gatorade.
Event warmup:

After getting into the water I did some short laps between the piers.
  • 29m 30s
  • 1715 meters
  • 01m 43s / 100 meters

My primary motivation for doing this sprint was to get into the same water that the HIM in Oct will be in. I accomplished my goal of checking out the water and set a PR for 1500m at 29m30s!!
What would you do differently?:

More swim training.
Transition 1
  • 03m 46s

Time was better than some previous times but I could do better.
What would you do differently?:

Incorporate T1/2 into my training plan. Go sockless.
  • 38m 22s
  • 10.96 miles
  • 17.14 mile/hr

We had to dismount to cross both times due to the rain and the bridge being wet.
What would you do differently?:

Train more on the bike mount and dismount.
Transition 2
  • 02m 15s

One of my best times in transition, but still long.......
What would you do differently?:

Train on T2 and going sockless if the weather permits.
  • 31m 6s
  • 3.12 miles
  • 09m 58s  min/mile

Not a bad course to run on. Overall it was very enjoyable.
What would you do differently?:

10m/mi..... Need to improve my run time and don't make allowances for the knees.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched, drank water, ate some oranges. Drank another Gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Very nice race schema. I enjoyed it and was able to gain some insight on the upcoming HIM course, or at least the initial portion of each event. This was fun.

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Last updated: 2013-06-28 12:00 AM
00:29:30 | 1715 meters | 01m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 354/418
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca Sonar
Course: The water was very comfortable. The course was very well laid out and marked.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:46
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
00:38:22 | 10.96 miles | 17.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 320/418
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: The course was a portion of the HIM/IM and I had the opportunity to check out the bridge that everyone talks about. Overall, the course was good roads, well marked, and plenty of police and volunteers.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 81
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:31:06 | 03.12 miles | 09m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 345/418
Performance: Good
Course: Good course which ran through neighborhoods and town. A mixture of road, trail, and sidewalk.
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

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