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Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Davidson, North Carolina
United States
Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 14m 28s
Overall Rank = 44/273
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/14
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5, although it was a rough night's sleep. Ate a banana, some almonds, and one slice of bread. I had everything set up and the bike in the car already, so it was an easy departure.

Left at 5:50 and got to the race at 6:30. Met Steve M. in the parking lot. Ate half of a power bar about 30 mins before the start.

Decided to fill the aerodrink with Gatorade endurance to help practice for IM NC 70.3.

Event warmup:

No warm up. The lines at the bathrooms were too long.
  • 09m 43s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

When I started swimming I felt pain on the bottom of my foot, so I knew I must have cut it on something as I was entering the thick mud before the start.

It was the easiest swim to the first bout I have ever experienced. I started towards the outside, but not extremely outside. There were two guys close to me at the start, but I was able to get past them and swim without contact. Overall, I did not get bumped or pushed, even at the bouys. It was kind of strange.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I am happy with the pace give the energy expended.
Transition 1
  • 00m 42s

Good, quick transition. First in my AG and 31st overall.

I'm feeling pretty good about my ability to move quickly through transition.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. A small issue getting into one of the shoes, but overall it went well.
  • 38m 17s
  • 13 miles
  • 20.37 mile/hr

Pushed it a bit, but did not go too hard. Wanted to save some for the run. Tried to keep the power below 105% FTP.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Transition 2
  • 00m 44s

Moved quickly and felt good.

2nd in my AG and 60th overall.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Move faster.
  • 25m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 02s  min/mile

Felt pretty good. Was passed about 2/3rds into the run by the guy who ended up taking first. I did not have enough to keep up with him.

Still feel like there is a lot of improvement I can make in the run.
What would you do differently?:

I was pretty happy with the pace, although I feel I could have done better with a bit of a taper.
Post race
Warm down:

Gatorade, water, crepe with Egg, Ham and cheese.

Walked around a bit.

Found out that I did cut my foot when I took off my running shoes. Strange how I did not feel it the entire race, but I t began to get uncomfortable when I switched to sandals.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Fatigue from Half iron training. No taper at all.

Event comments:

The Jimmie Johnson Foundation puts on great races. Their participant numbers seem to grow for each race while other races are seeing dwindling participant numbers or even being cancelled.

The races are well organized, have tons of volunteers to help, and the post race food is fantastic. It also helps that the proceeds go to a good cause.

I highly recommend JJ Foundation races.

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Last updated: 2016-09-09 12:00 AM
00:09:43 | 500 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/14
Overall: 46/273
Performance: Good
I hit the garmin transition button as soon as I got out of the water. THe garmin said I swam a 1:45 pace
Suit: None
Course: Counterclockwise around 3 bouys. Start in water and leave up a muddy beach. Long run to transition. Got out of the water 12th in my wave (out of 74)
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:38:17 | 13 miles | 20.37 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/14
Overall: 47/273
Performance: Good
First 5 mi = 19.6 mph Second 5 mi = 21.2 mph Last 3 mi = 19.0 mph
Wind: Some
Course: Loop that shared on small stretch of road going out and back. Not crowded. Some traffic, but not bad.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 89
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:44
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:00 | 03.11 miles | 08m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/14
Overall: 70/273
Garmin measured the course at 3.02 mi. Mile 1 = 8:12 pace Mile 2 = 8:29 pace Mile 3 = 8:11 pace Last 0.03 = 6:34 pace (kicked it on the way in)
Course: The run was inside the Ingersoll Rand campus on a path through the parking lots and over some pave running trails. I like this course because you have to focus on where you are going and it distracts from the pain of the run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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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