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Tri! Ballantyne - Triathlon

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Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Jones Racing Company
Total Time = 1h 20m 40s
Overall Rank = 120/292
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 1/13
  • 06m 7s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

The swim went well for me. This is my weakest sport, so I was pleased with my performance. I had to pass quite a few people despite swimming at the pace that I asserted I would in registration.
What would you do differently?:

Put a faster swim time down so I don't have to worry about passing people!
Transition 1
  • 02m 58s

This was the worst part of the race for me! My hair got stuck in my ponytail holder! It probably took me 45 seconds to get it out.
What would you do differently?:

explore other hair options.. braid maybe?
  • 45m 30s
  • 12.7 miles
  • 16.75 mile/hr

I am just not a great biker, and this course really cemented that further. I struggled to maintain a good pace on the flatter parts of the course due to the rougher than normal roads. I felt like this portion of the race wore me out more than it should. I was also very nervous staying in aero on turns. I was nervous on this bike period, as it was my first time ever riding it.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more on the tri bike, put more miles in on the trainer, get comfortable in aero position.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s

Much better on the second transition! Everything was seamless and went according to plan.

What would you do differently?:

  • 24m 56s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 02s  min/mile

I felt great on the run! I had a very good pace, and I drank just enough water.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

The bike and first transition!

Event comments:

I wasn't a huge fan of this race. I liked the pool swim; it was well organized. Everything else was a mess though. People were in and out of transition and getting in the way of athletes, there wasn't enough room on the bike racks for all of the bikes, the volunteers seemed mostly disinterested and were rude, and the bike course felt dangerous because there were cars everywhere and there weren't a lot of markers telling you where to go. At one point, a group of volunteers walked in front of me on the road. I had to slam on my brakes, and they just looked at me and kept walking . The police officers were much nicer than the volunteers! There were children manning most of the aid stations on the run, which is totally fine normally!, but they weren't actually passing out water. They were just talking amongst themselves and playing on their phones. You had to grab the water cups on your own. The race just didn't seem to have the excitement and support that most races do. Hopefully they can improve upon it next year!

Last updated: 2017-07-07 12:00 AM
00:06:07 | 300 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 139/292
Performance: Good
Course: 300 yd pool swim; time trial format.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:58
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:45:30 | 12.7 miles | 16.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/13
Overall: 182/292
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Poor roads; rolling hills; loop.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:11
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:56 | 03.1 miles | 08m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/13
Overall: 65/292
Performance: Good
Course: Loop course; hot (temperature); flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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?
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
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2017-08-14 11:44 AM

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