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Toughman South Carolina - Triathlon

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Greenwood, South Carolina
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 5h 35m 3s
Overall Rank = 24/57
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 2/5
Pre-race routine:

I've been using a level one BAA marathon plan with 2 bikes, and swims added in when I can. I have gone thru about 16 weeks. Short taper

Drove out the night before and checked bike in for the point to point race. Morning of I setup up t2, and then bused over to t1 and setup there. No water station there in t1, should have brought extra I guess.
Event warmup:

Light stretching
  • 41m 48s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

Really nice swim location. The water was clean and decent viability of other swimmer near by.

Swung out wide on the first lap to avoid the crowd. Hit the bouy pretty good though. Likely was a little wider than needed on second lap. Caught a couple black caps in the open group
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. Didn't swim much leading up to the event, and zero ows outside of races. Just need to train. more to improve here.
Transition 1
  • 02m 57s
  • 2h 45m 52s
  • 55 miles
  • 19.90 mile/hr

Overall faster than I expected. Net elevation gain but downhills helped more than uphills hurt. Roads were open to traffic but most drivers were behaved. Very little or no shoulder on most roads.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 41s
What would you do differently?:

Sunscreen. Extra Butt'r
  • 2h 02m 46s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 09m 22s  min/mile

Got hot but was able to cool off a bit. Got to 80 during the run, and despite some shade I was cooked by then. Course design was such that it was easy to determine racers around you. Decent number of water stops.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heat on the run got to me and I start to talk myself out of pushing harder.

Event comments:

Have done a number of setup races in NC and have always found them to be very organized. This race was double marketed by Toughman and Setup. I felt like there was very little information provided via the website toughman website, but found some of it later on setup site.
Knowing the logistics of the point to point earlier would have been helpful (getting from t1 and t2 or race day, on course hydration, and nutrition, water bottle exchanges on bike location) The site exclaimed this would be a wetsuit legal race but they never posted a water temp in the days leading up to the race. Had hoped for more of a big race feel for the price paid, and this felt more like your typical local tri. Although I very much liked the course and location.

Last updated: 2017-09-23 12:00 AM
00:41:48 | 2112 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 27/57
Performance: Good
Course: Two loops of a triangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 81F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:57
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
02:45:52 | 55 miles | 19.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 27/57
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Point to point. Some rolling hills. Only one section of about 2 miles that wasn't in good shape. Very little shoulder and some sections with rumble strips.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 79
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:41
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
02:02:46 | 13.1 miles | 09m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 26/57
Performance: Average
Course: Double out and back
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? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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