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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
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55F / 13C
Total Time = 6h 39m 5s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
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  • 39m 8s
  • 1708 yards
  • 02m 17s / 100 yards

Swim went well. could only breath to right b/c of small waves. Attempted to draft for the first time. Not sure if it made a difference or not. Salt water and a wet suit make a big difference. being able to train the long course year round and the fact that the training pool is cold made race day easier.
What would you do differently?:

i had lost a lot of my lung capacity due to my not being able to train after a back injury. Being healthy will help a lot.
Transition 1
  • 07m 12s

had new cleats and pedals but i practiced the week of the race for about 30 min just getting in then out of them. There was a 1/4 mile run from swim end to t1.
  • 3h 13m 11s
  • 56 miles
  • 17.39 mile/hr

bike went well. I knew this would be my strongest even. my goal was to stay over 16 mph even with water bottle refills.
What would you do differently?:

more leg strength training to bump my pace up to over 18
Transition 2
  • 04m 8s

volunteers take the bike and hand you the bag with your running gear.
  • 2h 35m 24s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 52s  min/mile

this is where my back injury really showed. Not being able to run had killed my running endurance. I had lost feeling in my foot which my doc said meant i needed to stop. I walked almost the whole thing but was able to get feeling back in my foot. Again staying healthy is the key.
Post race
Event comments:

i will be doing the full next year.

Last updated: 2014-11-21 12:00 AM
00:39:08 | 1708 yards | 02m 17s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: xttera
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 07:12
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:13:11 | 56 miles | 17.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Wind: Some
Course: flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:08
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:35:24 | 13.1 miles | 11m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2014-11-21 9:11 AM

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Subject: Beach2Battleship Half Iron Distance Triathlon

2014-11-21 12:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Beach2Battleship Half Iron Distance Triathlon
That's a pretty gutsy performance given your injuries etc. Stay healthy and I'm looking forward to reading your full distance report next year!
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