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Browns Summit, North Carolina
United States
Trivium Racing (USAT)
37F / 3C
Total Time = 1h 58m 36s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 1
Age Group Rank = 1/1
Pre-race routine:

Set up T1 and checked air in tires.
Event warmup:

  • 18m 54s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 31s / 100 meters

Good swim. Lake was calm, fog was cool and sun was blinding! Loved it!! They may begin an hour later next year.
Transition 1
  • 00m 59s

T1 actual time was great for a wetsuit race!!!!
  • 1h 04m 46s
  • 18 miles
  • 16.68 mile/hr

Couldn't get my feet into the shoes on the bike. What a bozo!!! I know I killed at least a minute stopping and starting. Really ticked me off!!! Actually ran out of pedal on a few downhills!! Also, lost right aero pad at mile 14. Had to stop and pick it up. Seems the screw came loose. Therefore, I lost time riding the last few miles in a semi-aero position.
What would you do differently?:

Put my feet into the shoes like I normally do on a mount. Check all screws and bolts prior to race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s

Zoot Ultra Kane 9.5s did not want to go on my feet. Should have run with the Ultra Race 4.0s or the Kane 10s. Killed my T2 time.
What would you do differently?:

Run with different shoes. The Kane 9.5s are too tight with damp feet to slide ride in following a bike.
  • 32m 15s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 24s  min/mile

Did not use water station. Kane 9.5s were comfortable but will not run with them again due to tightness and issues with getting them on.
What would you do differently?:

I ran my Ironman pace since this was a practice race. Overall, I'm satisfied with the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Little stretching, walked a bit to stretch out the calves.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Kane 9.5s.

Event comments:

Will return next year.

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Last updated: 2014-10-07 12:00 AM
00:18:54 | 750 meters | 02m 31s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Orca Sonar
Course: Four turns. Fog obscured the first leg of the course and sun obscured the last 100m. Good water and swim. Beach start, exited at boat ramp.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
01:04:46 | 18 miles | 16.68 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Good course. A couple of challenging hills that required low gear saddle pumps followed by some awesome downhills speeds!!!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:40
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:32:15 | 03.1 miles | 10m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Nice course. Out and Back. Shaded, A few small hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4

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