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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
71F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 19m 16s
Overall Rank = 61/109
Age Group = 50-59
Age Group Rank = 3/3
Pre-race routine:

Drove up and staged transition.
Event warmup:

Sat in the truck to stay warm.. !
  • 09m 6s
  • 350 yards
  • 02m 36s / 100 yards

Lots of slow portions due to slower swimmers.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 35s

PR. Went sockless and it showed in the time! All I did was dry my feet and slide my Sidi Ergo road shoes on.
What would you do differently?:

Get some Tri specific bike shoes.
  • 39m 37s
  • 11.4 miles
  • 17.27 mile/hr

Time: 37:33
Moving Time: 32:01
Elapsed Time: 39:36
Avg Speed: 17.27 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 17.27 mph
Max Speed: 28.1 mph
Avg Bike Cadence: 85 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 107 rpm
Summary 37:32.8 4.97 8.0
1 7:40.3 1.00 7.8
2 8:06.6 1.00 7.4
3 7:21.9 1.00 8.1
4 7:12.3 1.00 8.3
5 7:11.7 0.98 8.1
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

PR. Sockless.
What would you do differently?:

Tri Specific Shoes.
  • 27m 44s
  • 2.97 miles
  • 09m 20s  min/mile

Good pace, felt very good going in and finishing. Last little spurt was downhill. :) No blisters either.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Talked with Alex (Gonzalez) and drank a coke. No food to speak of.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Could have trained harder and more often.

Event comments:

This was the first race that I would have made podium (3rd place). However, when they presented awards, my age group was combined with another group and I fell into the 50-59 age group. Don't quite understand this since it was a USAT race. I have never experienced this before...... I will not attend next year based on this. UNSAT...

Last updated: 2013-10-01 12:00 AM
00:09:06 | 350 yards | 02m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/3
Overall: 43/109
Suit: N/A
Course: Pool swim, multiple lanes.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:35
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:39:37 | 11.4 miles | 17.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/3
Overall: 36/109
Performance: Below average
Wind: None
Course: Good course. Fairly flat and some nice speed lanes!
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 85
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:16
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:44 | 02.97 miles | 09m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/3
Overall: 51/109
Performance: Good
Course: Nice course. Easy run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-11-02 7:03 PM

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