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Cornelius, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
78F / 26C
Sunny
Total Time = 6h 56m
Overall Rank = 48/295
Age Group = 45-49 M
Age Group Rank = 7/28
Pre-race routine:

up early as the race starts at dawn to avoid traffic. Up at 4:50am, ate breakfast and on the road at 5:25am. No traffic and was on site at 5:50. Had picked up my packet the day before.
Event warmup:

Light run and activation.
Swim
  • 16m 4s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 08s / 100 meters
Comments:

Unlike years before we started in deep water. I sear we swam longer this year.
What would you do differently?:

I liked my swim but was slower than last year. Still swam well.
Transition 1
  • 02m 15s
Comments:

Slower than last year; new shoes harder to put own. New paved parking lot is really nice
Bike
  • 50m 31s
  • 17.8 miles
  • 21.14 mile/hr
Comments:

The course has a bunch of tight turns at bottom of hills; as I get older I appear to get more cautious on some of the turns. I was pleased with the result but it was slower than last year. Nice morning for a ride. Did get caught in traffic towards the end
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s
Comments:

Felt like a good transition but some it was 21 seconds slower than last year. my TA spot was not the best - but it was smooth
Run
  • 25m 3s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 01s  min/km
Comments:

went out fast on the first mile at 8:11, which is mainly downhill/ Goal was a 8:30 pace and completed on a 8:19 pace. 10 seconds faster than last year. Fastest I have ever done the run portion of the race
What would you do differently?:

It was a solid race
Post race
Warm down:

Cold water and a change of clothes; It was really getting hot out there

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not sure - training has bee ok with some typical life challenges. Felt good race day. I raced well with a goal time of 1:35. Went a 1:35:03. Other goal was a top ten in my AG and went 7th.



Event comments:

Jones Racing picked up the race this year; they did a great job and it was well staffed. I have run this race for several years and it was one that I enjoy. The new bike course is a bot of a technical challenge.

Good support from the local neighborhood. Good place to swim. We had to wait for the sun to rise this year; the early start time is a good thing but makes for a long day.




Last updated: 2016-08-28 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:16:04 | 750 meters | 02m 08s / 100meters
Age Group: 54/28
Overall: 6/295
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: Rectangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:15
Performance: Below average
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
00:50:31 | 17.8 miles | 21.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/28
Overall: 44/295
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Second year with this bike course - they avoid "downtown" Davidson and to do so it gets rather technical/
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:13
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:25:03 | 05 kms | 05m 01s  min/km
Age Group: 11/28
Overall: 92/295
Performance:
HR was 159 - meaning I was working hard.
Course: Out and back through a neighborhood
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 4

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