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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Setup Events
70F / 21C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 09m 50s
Overall Rank = 34/148
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 1/11
Pre-race routine:

Got up early and left the beach house. Got there a little later than I wanted. The start was late because I was in the Clydesdale group. Took my time getting set up in transition. Transition never closed down, so actually wasn't pressed for time. I don't remember much from the night before. Writing this 4 months later on 7/28/22.
Event warmup:

Did 1.19 mile run warmup at 9:15 mile pace. Could tell it was already hot. Walked around a bit trying to figure out where to drop my shoes or if I needed to do that at all. Mostly just kept calm.
Swim
  • 05m 20s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards
Comments:

I feel like this went really well given that I hadn't swam in almost three years (2019 Asheville Triathlon). The actual swim time is registered as 6:09 on the results page, but that includes running down some stairs to the edge of the building. Happy I swam under 2:00/100 yards. Don't remember getting passed by anyone. Maybe passed one or two people. Felt like doing Burn Bootcamp really helped with the strength here.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more I guess to train, but I don't really get much faster.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

Time not taken for this on Setup. Don't remember much except that I was probably a little slow and took my time.
What would you do differently?:

Not worry about getting my sandals on to run to transition. Just go barefoot and deal with it.
Bike
  • 34m 26s
  • 12 miles
  • 20.91 mile/hr
Comments:

Passed an older triathlete after lap 1 but didn't build much ground from him. Felt pretty strong in general for not doing a tt for a while. The wind pushed a bit coming slightly up on the backside. Never got passed, but that was because most of the faster triathletes were done b/c I did Clydesdale.

Time on setup includes first transition
What would you do differently?:

I could get Aero bars put on again, but I didn't care that much.
Transition 2
  • 01m 26s
Comments:

Felt good at this transition but was getting hot, remember getting in and out pretty well.

2nd best transition for Clydesdale out of 11
What would you do differently?:

Not much besides maybe jumping off bike at the end.
Run
  • 24m 54s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 02s  min/mile
Comments:

Felt extremely hot and pretty bad on this run. 1st mile was a bit of a struggle, but I got faster 2nd mile and was able to hold pace to the end. Definitely felt my weight but didn't feel sick.
What would you do differently?:

Weight and dump more water on my head.
Post race
Warm down:

Didn't do much. Just kind of walked around proud of myself. No real exercise.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight and being able to cool down. Not having aero bars on bike.

Event comments:

This was a really fun race at UNC Wilmington's beautiful camps. Awards did take a long time to start, however, and there needed to be more drink stations on the run. I recall there only being one. No water at the turnaround. Still, really well-organized and sweet spot to chill.




Last updated: 2022-07-28 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:05:20 | 300 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/11
Overall: 81/148
Performance: Good
Suit:
Course: Pool swim but single lane the whole way for 12 lengths. UNC Wilmington has a great pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:34:26 | 12 miles | 20.91 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/11
Overall: 34/148
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: https://www.strava.com/activities/6782839601 2 loops around campus, flat as a pancake. Hit some traffic on the backside. The wind was definitely a factor.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:26
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:24:54 | 03.1 miles | 08m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 44/148
Performance: Average
Course: https://www.strava.com/activities/6782839547 Out and back winding through campus in the sun. Just baked out there.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2022-07-28 11:27 AM

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Well done! Was this a pool swim at UNC-W?
2023-06-18 10:30 AM
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Sorry, just seeing this. Yes, a pool swim at UNCW.
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