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Azalea Sprint - Triathlon

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
niceF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 29m 27s
Overall Rank = 360/380
Age Group = 55 - 59
Age Group Rank = 19/19
Pre-race routine:

Got to the race site in plenty of time to grab race packet and get set in transition. I did the race this year with all 3 of my daughters, so a lot of time was spent pre-race working with them on setup, running through the gears on the bike, etc. We also made it a point to watch the swimmers at the start of the race ... and wow - these guys were fast :)
  • 08m 45s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 55s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 04m 3s

With 3 daughters racing along with me this time, we all tried to exit transition together. So we took plenty of time to make sure we had everything, and were ready to go before saddling up.
  • 33m 53s
  • 9 miles
  • 15.94 mile/hr

Rode with the 3 daughters and the bike leg was probably their least favored of the 3 sports ... my best though. We tried to ride together and have fun.
Transition 2
  • 03m 43s

Again, we were in no hurry ... we wanted to exit transition together, make sure we had everything, were set, et al.
  • 39m 4s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 12m 36s  min/mile
Post race
Event comments:

Setup does a nice job to organize and run the race in an organized manner. Plenty of volunteers are on hand and they stick to the script, make sure swimmers start s planned, check each participant's number on the bike against their markings when the race is over to prevent stealing someone else's bike, etc.

The 3 daughters and I had a ball, and I was so proud of these and how well they did, especially given their training levels prior to the race.

Last updated: 2014-03-09 12:00 AM
00:08:45 | 300 yards | 02m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/380
Performance: Below average
Course: Pool swim
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:03
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:33:53 | 09 miles | 15.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/380
Wind: Little
Course: The course for this event is very flat and very fast.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 03:43
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:39:04 | 03.1 miles | 12m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/19
Overall: 0/380
Course: Very flat course - in and around UNCW.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2014-03-09 7:47 AM

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Subject: Azalea Sprint

2014-03-09 9:07 PM
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St. Louis
Subject: RE: Azalea Sprint
Awesome race! So cool you could do the race with your daughters.
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