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High Point, North Carolina
United States
Trivium Racing
Total Time = 1h 22m 17s
Overall Rank = 66/166
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 4/13
Pre-race routine:

Arrived at the park, got marked and into transition for set up. High Point offers a fairly large Transition area for the small race size. I grabbed a spot by the fence so I could have some additional room to lay my stuff out.
I filled my water bottle and ate a Picky Bar and then headed over to the finish area for the pre-race meeting.
Event warmup:

Once the meeting ended, I was able to get into the water for a quick swim to get used to the water and warm up the arms.
  • 12m 31s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 30s / 100 meters

This race only has two waves and the first wave is definitely the largest one. Because of that, and the short course, the swim is very bunched up pretty much the whole way. I decided to swim a little further out from the buoys to avoid the worst of the crowding. I added an extra 100 to the swim, but I knew I could make that up on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe move to the front of the swim wave and let others pass me instead of starting in the middle and dealing with so many slower swimmers.
Transition 1
  • 01m 32s

Nice transition, the parking lot was very clean of any pebbles or other debris that would be uncomfortable to step on.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this was a great transition for me.
  • 39m 23s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 18.89 mile/hr

This course was different from last year due to construction. This course was much flatter than the previous year, but had several turns which limited my overall speed. Especially with the wet pavement which limited my ability to really attack the turns and be aggressive.
My speed was slower than last year, but I mostly chalk that up to the weather and the different course.
What would you do differently?:

Try the course on a dry day?
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

Not much to say, sped into transition and quickly changed my shoes, grabbed my hat and race belt and ran out of T2 with a gel in my mouth
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 33s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 53s  min/mile

So, I know that my running has been really bad this year, so I knew there was no way I could replicate last year's performance. That being said, my goal was to run a consistent pace and not walk any of the hills (which I did last year). I definitely appreciated the cloudy, cooler weather! I hit my goal and ran a very consistent ~9:00 pace for the entire course!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I think I am accepting of being a slightly slower runner as long as I'm going to carry the extra weight.
Post race
Warm down:

Did some light stretching after crossing the finish. Grabbed some food and a Gatorade before packing up my stuff.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My own abilities

Event comments:

For a small, local race, they do a nice job of putting everything together. The event is organized and run very well. The post-race food is pretty bad, but that is to be expected of a smaller race.

Last updated: 2017-08-10 12:00 AM
00:12:31 | 500 meters | 02m 30s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/13
Overall: 70/166
Performance: Average
Course: Rectangular course, launch from the boat ramps and swim in a counter-clockwise pattern. The swim exit is on the "beach", which is really just a small sandy area near the boat ramps.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:39:23 | 12.4 miles | 18.89 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/13
Overall: 66/166
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: A lollipop style course that was fairly flat, but had several tight turns
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:15
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:33 | 03.1 miles | 08m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/13
Overall: 91/166
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back course with 2 decent climbs each direction. A great downhill finish!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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