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Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Jones Racing Company
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 07m 46s
Overall Rank = 27/290
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 4/23
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early and ate a banana and two slices of cinnamon raisin bread. Left for the race early to get a spot.
Event warmup:

Stretched and did some arm waves before the swim. Swim was in the pool, so I did not get a chance to warm up.
  • 05m 5s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 41s / 100 meters

Got lucky and had a fast swimmer infront of me and a slower swimmer behind me, so I could swim at my own pace without running into anyone. Felt strong and controlled.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 16s

Good transition. Ran up from the pool. No traffic at the rack. Got up to speed and in the shoes quickly.
What would you do differently?:

  • 35m 25s
  • 12.7 miles
  • 21.52 mile/hr

Felt strong. Bike is getting better. Averaged over 21 mph for the first time.
What would you do differently?:

Continue bike training. I think there is still room for improvement.
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s

Got slowed right at the mat by another racer. Almost ran into him, but was in control and slowed down. Overall a good transition.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Feeling like I've got the transitions down pat...
  • 24m 50s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 59s  min/mile

I am still not a "runner". I am going to start speed work soon to see if I can pick up some speed.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. Could have pushed a little bit harder, but was happy overall.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Drank a gatorade and two bottles of water. Felt pretty good.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Speed. Need to get faster. Endurance can always improve as well.

Event comments:

Great local race. A lot of friends racing which made it more fun. Overall a well run race.

A lot of beginners and relay teams. Would be a great first triathlon with the pool swim and shorter bike course.

Last updated: 2017-04-18 12:00 AM
00:05:05 | 300 meters | 01m 41s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/23
Overall: 41/290
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: Pool swim. Up and back in each lane.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:16
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:25 | 12.7 miles | 21.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/23
Overall: 20/290
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Single loop. Pretty flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 88
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:50 | 03.11 miles | 07m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/23
Overall: 64/290
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back. Pretty flat. Was getting warm toward the end, but I felt pretty good.
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] 4

2017-07-21 2:45 PM

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