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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
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65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 28m 6s
Overall Rank = 124/310
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Arrived in plenty of time for marking and get my timing chip. Racked my bike and arranged shoes, bike helmet, glasses, et al.
Event warmup:

Swam several easy paced laps in the diving pool. The water temp felt good, just right.
  • 08m 25s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 49s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s

It's long run out of the Natatorium to the TZ.

Once in T1, I had a little trouble getting my shoes on, but everything else went fine. Helmet on first, then glasses, then shoes, hit the Garmin on the way out. Stopped once past the red line - mounted up and pedaled away.
What would you do differently?:

  • 31m 7s
  • 10 miles
  • 19.28 mile/hr

Not pleased with the bike results this time. The course is pretty much the same as in previous years. My speed, while slower this time, did leave some gas in the tank for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Earlier training on the cycle.
Transition 2
  • 02m 26s

Got in a small stretch just before dismount. Rode in with feet on top of my shoes, dismounted and trotted over to the rack, while unclipping my helmet in route.
  • 43m 4s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 13m 53s  min/mile

I think this is my best result for this race - ever. I ran at a slower pace, but was able to pretty much maintain the pace throughout. I did walk maybe 2-3 times for 15 steps or so.

And thanks to the guys that passed me and said," less than 1/2 mile to go - kick it!"
What would you do differently?:

Train more prior to the race.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some water, strolled around inside the gymnasium to cool off. By the time I'd finished I was pretty hot.

Event comments:

The volunteers were great - much appreciated. The staff at packet pick-up were accommodating and very helpful as I requested to re-arrange my start time.

There was just 1 drink station during the run ... midway and that was it. Also, post race, there were no drinks, snacks, etc - just water.

Last updated: 2016-03-13 12:00 AM
00:08:25 | 300 yards | 02m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/
Overall: 279/310
I was OK with the time - not excited, but OK. I passed at least 4 other swimmers; had a nice easy rhythm going and did not spend too much energy with my legs.
Suit: n/a
Course: Typical pool swim, wherein the swimmers serpentine under lane dividers.
Start type: Dive Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:31:07 | 10 miles | 19.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/
Overall: 241/310
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: This course is pretty flat, but winds in and thru some residential neighborhoods.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:43:04 | 03.1 miles | 13m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/
Overall: 304/310
Performance: Average
Course: Flat as is gets, and winding in and around the UNCW campus.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? No
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2016-03-13 9:04 AM

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Subject: Azalea Sprint Triathlon

2016-03-13 11:00 PM
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Penticton, BC
Subject: RE: Azalea Sprint Triathlon

Well done.  Sounds like it was a good day and race.  Nice start to the season.

2016-03-14 11:52 AM
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Pfafftown, NC
Subject: RE: Azalea Sprint Triathlon
Great report. I think you missed the big tent with the food and drinks, post-race. They had all the: Pizza; chips; soft drinks; red bulls; fruit; etc... you could ever want, there.

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