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Pinehurst, North Carolina
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 33m 28s
Overall Rank = 149/620
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 17/38
Pre-race routine:

Twas the night before a dreary day... not a good night sleep b/c I had to get up at 3:30 and get ready to leave at 4 AM with George at the wheel. I ate my customary fig newton and drank a gatorade two hours prior to race start.
Event warmup:

It was quite cold outside so i could not really warm up as I usually do. jogged ~ 1 mile.
  • 31m 37s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards

a bad start indeed. just didn't feel ready for the swim and the weather kind of threw me off a bit.
What would you do differently?:

train more for the last three weeks of training.
Transition 1
  • 03m 3s

quite slow in T1 as I really felt like I needed a minute to recover.
What would you do differently?:

be more prepared for cold weather racing.
  • 1h 11m 30s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.85 mile/hr

I felt like it took forever for my legs to warm up enough to keep a decent speed and cadence. At ten miles into the bike, my legs still felt shaky and weak.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

decent speed through this transition.
  • 46m 18s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 28s  min/mile

I was just a bit burned out for the run leg. My only real motivation was that I was tired of the crappy weather and ready to get the race over with. I had a 7 minute pace in me on a flat course, but the lack of hill training was noticeable. I had to slow up a lot toward the end b/c i was feeling like i was going to lose my stomach.
What would you do differently?:

increase my run training amount, even if at a much slower pace.
Post race
Warm down:

limited stretching and some food. OK, one cold beer.

Event comments:

a very good race, but just not my kind of tri weather. i like it a bit warmer.

Last updated: 2006-10-09 12:00 AM
00:31:37 | 1640 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 21/38
Overall: 221/620
Performance: Below average
Suit: none
Course: elongated triangle. poor job of keeping on a direct line toward targets.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:03
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:11:30 | 24.85 miles | 20.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/38
Overall: 107/620
Wind: Some
Course: The course was quite hilly (for me anyway). I found it necessary to get out of the saddle on many ascents just to keep a decent cadence and speed going.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Below average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:02
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:46:18 | 06.21 miles | 07m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 22/38
Overall: 128/620
Course: constantly hilly course.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-10-09 2:07 PM

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Denver, CO
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2006-10-09 3:01 PM
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Whitsett, North Carolina
Subject: RE: Pinehurst Triathlon

OK, one cold beer.

Amen brother!  LOL!   Glad you survived.  You killed the bike and run course in my opinion.  I felt dead and slow.   Congrats on your finish!

2006-10-09 5:12 PM
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Not my kind of tri weather either. It sucked but we survivied. You're times look pretty smokin' to me.
2006-10-10 12:32 PM
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Atlanta, Ga
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Awesome race and way to handle the weather.
2006-10-10 6:54 PM
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Severna Park, MD
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Nice race.....but the race report sucked!  All I did for you and you only thank me once??

hahahahaha....I'm crackin myself up.  Seriously, you had an awesome race in really crappy conditions.  Your 46 min 10k just kills my PR.  Fine job!

2006-10-11 9:37 AM
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Raleigh, NC
Subject: RE: Pinehurst Triathlon
The weather really did suck...but you had a great race nonetheless. Way to go!

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