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Beach2Battleship Half Iron Distance Triathlon - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 5h 22m 32s
Overall Rank = 125/880
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 20/61
Pre-race routine:

Ate a banana and downed OJ. Went out to set up the bike transition and get body markings.
Event warmup:

Wait in the parking lot area and at the dock for swim start
  • 35m 16s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 40s / 100 yards

I remember veering to the right a lot of times. Seemed like I was fighting to get back to the main stream most of the time. Also went too easy on the swim.
Transition 1
  • 05m 14s

Got lost trying to get out of the transition. The exit was different from previous year. Mount didn't go as smooth as I wanted. I attribute this to lack of practice. I forgot how to properly put my shoes on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Never assume the course to be the same year after year.
  • 2h 53m 24s
  • 56 miles
  • 19.38 mile/hr

I thought I did OK on the course. I went through the course at a comfortable pace and left enough energy for my run leg.
What would you do differently?:

I might have left too much energy for my run leg.
Transition 2
  • 04m 44s

Took some time to pee. I lost my bib in the process and had to run back into the restroom. Oops.
What would you do differently?:

Focus on what I'm doing.
  • 1h 43m 56s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 07m 56s  min/mile

They were giving out salt vials on the course. That must've help since I tend to cramp a good bit on the course. Never had to slow too much on course. Went well.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around the finisher tent and ate some free food and beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I might have eased up on the bike too much.

Event comments:

I finished the race slower than last year. I'll chalk it up to less race this season and not enough practice at transition. Sad to see a great race being bought off by the big WTC big brand, but I'm hoping it gets more exposure of the sport to more people in the area.

Last updated: 2016-04-29 12:00 AM
00:35:16 | 2112 yards | 01m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 33/61
Overall: 305/880
Performance: Average
Suit: Wetsuit
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 05:14
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
02:53:24 | 56 miles | 19.38 mile/hr
Age Group: 35/61
Overall: 240/880
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Flat as pancake. Some hills later in the course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 04:44
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:43:56 | 13.1 miles | 07m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/61
Overall: 42/880
Performance: Good
Course: Some hills. The course was a little different from last year. Took longer trip down the main street and down through the expo.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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

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