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Lake Logan - TriathlonOlympic

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Canton, NC
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 26m
Overall Rank = 23/150
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/14
Pre-race routine:

I did not sleep worth a crap the night before becuase I was keyed up about this race being my first Olympic distance. I slept about three hours before getting up and driving 2 and half hours to the site (western mountains of NC, west of Asheville).
Event warmup:

I arrived in plenty of time, gathered my stuff and waited for the sun to rise. Once it did I jogged and stretched as normal.
  • 31m 29s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 06s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

Spend more time in the pool training.
Transition 1
  • 01m 28s

T1 was in the grass so that meant there was a lot of cut grass all over my feet. It was a long run/jog with the bike just to mount. My time was slower than in the past but each venue is different and I just told myself to "gather up and go."
What would you do differently?:

Just be faster.
  • 1h 07m 31s
  • 25 miles
  • 22.22 mile/hr

I always enjoy the bike the most and with this course being as flat as it was it made for an even better ride. Even though we are in the mountains following the river makes for a flat course.
What would you do differently?:

Just get stronger because there are plenty of guys out there that can whip my tail each and every day.
Transition 2
  • 00m 50s

I decided to slip on a pair of socks since it was going to be a 10k and it reall didn't take that much time to do that. The part I was most disappointed with was my leaving the number belt in the trans area and having to come back and get it. This cost probably 45 seconds on the run.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing ... except not forget to grab my belt.
  • 44m 45s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile

I was pleased with the run ... I wanted to break 45 in the run and did so even with the moronic move in T2
What would you do differently?:

Run more. Running in Oregon for a week before the race really helped (4100 feet MSL). I am pleased with my foot and that it is still holding up.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

My lack of strengh in the swim.

Event comments:

It was the first time for this race and I am sure there will be more people there next year. Once people here about this venue and compare it to the Bandits Race course the following weekend, you will see more people come to this race. The volunteers were great and as usual set-upinc did a great job in site preparation and the overall running of the race. The mountains were beautiful and the race site was fantastic.

Last updated: 2006-08-04 12:00 AM
00:31:29 | 1500 meters | 02m 06s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/14
Overall: 40/150
Performance: Average
Suit: No
Course: Good course ... my swim was slow due to training, or lack of it! 650m out then turn, 100m then turn, 750m in.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:07:31 | 25 miles | 22.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/14
Overall: 20/150
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: A couple of small climbs at the start but basically downhill and fast until the turn around point. On the way in it was a little uphill but nothing significant until the the climbs I mentioned earlier being at the start. Here the riders bunched up and I was able to pass more folks. It really helps on the climbs living were I do because I am out of the saddle a lot due to the climbs we have in and around Lenoir.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:50
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:44:45 | 06.21 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/14
Overall: 21/150
Performance: Good
Course: The first three miles were slightly uphill which meant the last three were a lot quicker.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-08-07 6:32 AM

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