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Rolesville, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 09m 47s
Overall Rank = 74/137
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 14/18
Pre-race routine:

Tough couple weeks of training since last Tri 3/28. Missed a few swims, bikes and runs. Maybe 4 outdoor rides and no bricks.
Event warmup:

Drove to race and set up my transition area. Stretched and changed. Went to pool and swam 400 yard warm up. Chatted a little with some other age groupers I have seen at other races
  • 05m 22s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

Swam in my tri top. I usually don't because it slows me a little

Caught two swimmers in front of me. Was stuck behind the first one for a little while and had to pass mid lane. The second held at the end of the lane.
What would you do differently?:

I seeded at 1:40, but should shave a couple seconds off. Guys in front of me said they seed at their fastest 100, not the average for the distance
Transition 1
  • 01m 24s

One of the swimmers I passed was out of TA before me. Talked after and he bikes sockless. Something to consider if I get faster in other areas

Saved a lot of time wearing my tri top during the swim.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing at this time. Significantly better than last month, and didn't rush.
  • 33m 6s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.13 mile/hr

Felt good on the bike. Struggled on some of the hills. This was the first time I used my small chain ring. I live in a really flat area. Speeds between 7 and 37 mph. Some of the ups and downs were close, and starting out if felt like a roller coaster. Lots of fun. Passed a few folks but didn't see many. The age grouper that beat me out of TA and I went back and forth. This kept it interesting. I passed him with about a mile left. Overall two folks passed me and I passed a few more than that. Slow course.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 6s

Shoe popped off my clips after I dismounted and I had to go back for it
What would you do differently?:

  • 28m 50s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 18s  min/mile

Started off and tried to stay with the guy I exited TA with. I knew his run time from last tri was faster than mine by a couple minutes. I lost him at the half mile. Settled into a 9:15 for first mile, 9:20 for second and 9:05 for third. Pushed hard the last 0.3 miles as someone was coming up behind me. They didn't catch me.

Legs felt pretty heavy. Given the course I was happy.
What would you do differently?:

Working Bricks and more speed work. Lots of room for improvement on the run. Cutting 30-60 seconds a mile would be significant.
Post race
Warm down:

hung out and chatted with other athletes

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My training

Last updated: 2015-01-23 12:00 AM
00:05:22 | 300 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/18
Overall: 45/137
Performance: Good
Pool time 4:55. Out of the pool and a short run up stairs and to the TA
Suit: De Soto
Course: 15 sec staggered start based on seed time. Down and back in each lane.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Good Navigation:
Time: 01:24
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:33:06 | 10 miles | 18.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/18
Overall: 53/137
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Large loop. Overall rolling hills
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:06
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:50 | 03.1 miles | 09m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/18
Overall: 101/137
Performance: Good
Course: Starts with a little down hill and then at about 0.3 miles you start to climb up hills. There is a series of up and down hills as you weave thru a neighborhood. Ultimately the turnaround is at the top of the hill the neighborhood sits on.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2015-04-22 11:56 PM

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Subject: RE: Granite Falls Triathlon

Sounds like a good race, congrats!

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