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Cornelius, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
84F / 29C
Overcast
Total Time = 6h 30m
Overall Rank = 59/244
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 10/46
Pre-race routine:

The event was a whole hour earlier this year; so I was up way too early at 4:45 and out the door at 5:15 - parked at a friends house and rode into transition. Typical breakfast of oatmeal and Diet Mountain Dew,

I had down packet pickup the day before so it was a little easier. Dropped of my bag and bike, marked and chipped then off to set up transition.
Event warmup:

I have been nursing an injury (more later) so I was a little leery of my harder warm-up. Hip held up fine on my run warm-up. Hit the bathroom inside (little known secret) and managed a quick swim before the start.
Swim
  • 15m 46s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 06s / 100 meters
Comments:

I went wide left at the start versus tight right last year. Ended up swimming too wide the entire time. Much slower than last year and I knew it coming out of the water.
What would you do differently?:

I just went too wide - I felt ok but added something like extra 30 or 40 meters to the swim
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s
Comments:

Much faster than last year- I was relaxed and it was a smooth transition. 30 seconds faster than last year
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - I was relaxed and composed
Bike
  • 50m 1s
  • 17.8 miles
  • 21.35 mile/hr
Comments:

This was over 40 seconds slower than last year which was weird - I was racing with a series of guys the entire time and it made it hard to not draft. Felt like I was riding hard. The course with the corners is not a favorite at all.
What would you do differently?:

Break away from the pack -
Transition 2
  • 00m 52s
Comments:

Missed my rack!!! but it was still faster than last year by 17 seconds
What would you do differently?:

Tie a baloon to my spot - the transition spots were just not well marked and I struggled with my spot location the entire race
Run
  • 25m 13s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 02s  min/km
Comments:

Wow 30 seconds faster than last year
What would you do differently?:

Not much - surprised how slow the time was overall and surprised how much faster I was than last year
Post race
Warm down:

I grabbed some water and checked my results.Took off pretty soon as I knew I was not even close on my age group

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I had a major hip injury where I was in active physical therapy. I did not run at all except one sprint triathlon for two months and have just started very limited running.

Event comments:

The early start was a double edge sword - usually we have a ton of sun in our faces on the swim and the run is hot. We had a great weather and the heat was not there. The newer bike course is pretty technical. Race use to sell out but no more. Had more vendors in the past too.

Still it is local and right in my backyard (the majority of the bike course ride weekly )




Last updated: 2015-09-01 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:15:46 | 750 meters | 02m 06s / 100meters
Age Group: 12/46
Overall: 70/244
Performance: Below average
Suit:
Course: Rectangle with right turns
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 86F / 30C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:03
Performance:
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:50:01 | 17.8 miles | 21.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/46
Overall: 55/244
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Second year of this course - gets very technical at the start and end with tight turns at bottom of small hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:52
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:25:13 | 05 kms | 05m 02s  min/km
Age Group: 19/46
Overall: 109/244
Performance: Good
Course: run through the neighborhood
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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