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White Lake Half - Triathlon

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Elizabethtown, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
78F / 26C
Total Time = 6h 11m 38s
Overall Rank = 119/210
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 7/8
Pre-race routine:

Woke up and ate a massive sweet potato at the hotel, along with some egg patties from the breakfast. On the drive over there, I drank a bottle of gatorade.
Event warmup:

I didn't really warm up. I jumped in the water beforehand and splashed around, but the water was so cold, I figured it would be pointless to try and warm up -- I'd exhaust myself before I felt comfortable.
  • 35m 29s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

What up! 3rd in my age group? Was not expecting this at all. I distinctly remember deciding about halfway through the swim that I would let the wetsuit do all the work. I know this was a bad decision looking back on it because my core suffered. Apparently even lazy swimming for me isn't that bad anymore. I also remember that I was EXCELLENT on sighting. SO much better than last time. I kept catching water in my mouth though...gotta work on breathing.
What would you do differently?:

Try a little harder. Also, even though I was straight, I could still sight better.
Transition 1
  • 05m 36s

Took my time here. I was so exhausted from the swim that I stopped trying to rush. I remember pausing to stand for about 10 seconds and just breathe.
What would you do differently?:

I need to work on transitions badly.
  • 3h 13m 36s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.36 mile/hr

Felt good until about mile 35 - then I was ready to get off. I took three breaks to eat some jelly beans. I probably was off the bike for a total of 15 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

My bike sucks. I just need more time on the bike ... and a better bike. I knew this going in though. I need to practice eating on the bike so I don't have to stop anymore.
Transition 2
  • 03m 46s

Pretty good. I stopped for some water. I was less tired here than in T1.
What would you do differently?:

Still just practice.
  • 2h 13m 12s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 10s  min/mile

Walked every aid station, and walked from mile 5 to 6. I felt really bad there so I grabbed a bunch of food/water from the mile 5 station and walked so it could digest. I didn't hit my stride until about mile 10. Then I finally felt good. I negative split the run.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. Maybe work on a better nutrition plan? I think that's what forced me to stop, not a lack of fitness.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked, tried to drink as much chocolate milk and water that I could. It wasn't for about 2 hours that my stomach allowed me to eat solid food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The last month of training being nonexistent. I also need a better nutrition plan.

Event comments:

Great race. Set up Events knows what they're doing.

Last updated: 2014-01-26 12:00 AM
00:35:29 | 2112 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/8
Overall: 8/210
Performance: Average
Suit: Yes
Course: Big loop in White Lake.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:36
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:13:36 | 56 miles | 17.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/8
Overall: 8/210
Performance: Below average
Wind: with gusts
Course: Super easy, super flat course.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 03:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:13:12 | 13.1 miles | 10m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 8/210
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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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