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Elizabethtown, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 25m 21s
Overall Rank = 73/227
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 9/24
Pre-race routine:

drove to site from home (1.6 hours) set up transition and visited with friends
Event warmup:

  • 14m 39s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 57s / 100 meters

could have been worse, i suppose. I mean, in the wave before mine, one guy got pulled out before he went 100 yards. Don't want to be that guy. That being said, I went out way to hard and promptly died before the first turn buoy. Once I got around the turn buoy, my arms and chest felt like they would live and i got into a rhythm. That was until i ran into the paddle board. Yes, i ran into the white long paddle board head first. It is a special talent. The life guard is apologizing and i'm telling him he has nothing to apologize for since i somehow couldn't avoid the one obstacle in the lake. i may have damaged the paddle board. After that it was an uneventful swim
What would you do differently?:

1) train a little more on the swimming in the off season if i'm going to do an early season sprint
2) remember that the race is 750 meters, not 100 meters when i start
3) not run into the paddle board
Transition 1
  • 04m 37s

yes, i spent that long in T1. the zipper strap on the suit got wrapped around the left heel and i couldn't get the suit off. spectacular.
What would you do differently?:

pay attention to the zipper strap
  • 42m 59s
  • 14 miles
  • 19.54 mile/hr

decent bike. was hoping that it would be faster given all the bike work i have done in the off season. scary to think how slow it would have been if i hadn't. it took about 3/4 of the first loop before the legs felt decent. couldn't get the heart rate above 151.
What would you do differently?:

train more on the bike ( a lot more)
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

What would you do differently?:

not much
  • 22m 8s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 26s  min/km

ok run. kept a good cadence. just couldn't get the speed i wanted to get. glutes were complaining the whole time.
What would you do differently?:

keep training on speed
Post race
Warm down:

stretched, rolled with the ball of pain and cheered for other racers

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

as usual Set Up put on a great race.

Last updated: 2014-04-14 12:00 AM
00:14:39 | 750 meters | 01m 57s / 100meters
Age Group: 8/24
Overall: 72/227
Performance: Below average
avg 127
Suit: full
Course: semi triangle shaped with beginning and end about 50 yards apart
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 67F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:37
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:42:59 | 14 miles | 19.54 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/24
Overall: 102/227
Performance: Good
avg 147
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loops around the lake
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:59
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:08 | 05 kms | 04m 26s  min/km
Age Group: 5/24
Overall: 41/227
Performance: Average
avg 164
Course: out and back
Keeping cool Average Drinking
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

2014-04-14 6:23 AM

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