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New Hill, North Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 1h 53m 1s
Overall Rank = 153/224
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 14/15
Pre-race routine:

Up at 5:00 AM to get to the race site on time to pick up my packet etc. Some context - I just started my tri season and this was my first race since June of 2017. I've started training for a late season 70.3 and didn't do any tapering for this race. Also, no open water swimming or brick sessions since June of 2017.
Event warmup:

Brief swim in the lake and a gel 10 minutes prior to start. Overall rank is men only
  • 18m 39s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 29s / 100 meters

Despite the slow pace, I wasn't unhappy with this. I'm only recently gotten back in the pool in a serious way. The start was self-seeding and individual start and I started near the back and didn't notice people blowing my me. I happened to get in the water the same time as someone exactly the same speed as me. We bumped each other the entire time, neither ever passing the other.
What would you do differently?:

start training earlier.
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s

I was a little disoriented after the swim since I haven't done it in a while. Ran best I could but spent longer than I should have trying to get grass off my feet.
  • 1h 01m 31s
  • 17.5 miles
  • 17.07 mile/hr

As I was leaving T1, I heard someone tell another racer that their helmet was on backwards. Somehow this made me paranoid that the same was true for me. I ended up stopping just after the start, removing my helmet and checking! Stupid. All was OK so I wasted some time there. Otherwise, I felt OK on the bike considering I had a 2 hour ride the day before. Had a gel as I was getting off the bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s

Much faster T2!
  • 28m 38s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 44s  min/km

Hilly and unpaved dirt road run which sucked. It also started getting hot. Despite this, I passed several people though not many in my age group. It felt OK, slower than desired, but not back.
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing really. Went to the tent for 4 hour old Papa Johns :( However, the tri club following was a lot of fun.

Event comments:

First race in a while. Well-run and a triangle staple.

Last updated: 2018-06-29 12:00 AM
00:18:39 | 750 meters | 02m 29s / 100meters
Age Group: 13/15
Overall: 179/224
Performance: Average
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:05
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:01:31 | 17.5 miles | 17.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/15
Overall: 168/224
Course: hilly
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:10
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:38 | 05 kms | 05m 44s  min/km
Age Group: 10/15
Overall: 114/224
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2018-07-16 3:30 PM

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Subject: Triangle Triathlon

2018-07-19 10:02 AM
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Subject: RE: Triangle Triathlon

Nice job getting back at it!

2018-07-24 11:16 AM
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Subject: RE: Triangle Triathlon

Originally posted by melbo55

Nice job getting back at it!

What she said!

2018-07-31 9:03 AM
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Subject: RE: Triangle Triathlon

Originally posted by juniperjen

Originally posted by melbo55

Nice job getting back at it!

What she said!


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