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Azalea Sprint - Triathlon

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Wilmington, North Carolina
United States
Setup Events
70F / 21C
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.
  • 05m 20s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

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

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.
  • 34m 26s
  • 12 miles
  • 20.91 mile/hr

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

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.
  • 24m 54s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 02s  min/mile

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
00:05:20 | 300 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/11
Overall: 81/148
Performance: Good
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:
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
00:34:26 | 12 miles | 20.91 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/11
Overall: 34/148
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: 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
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
00:24:54 | 03.1 miles | 08m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 44/148
Performance: Average
Course: 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
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

2022-07-28 11:27 AM

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2022-07-29 11:12 AM
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Subject: RE: Azalea Sprint
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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