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Wilmington YMCA Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Wilmington, NC
United States
Wilmington YMCA
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 26m 19s
Overall Rank = 215/465
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 34/63
Pre-race routine:

Had cliff bar with accelerade; cup of coffee; travel from hotel to race site with wife and 8yr old and 5 yr old; still dark outside (race started at 7).
Event warmup:

Jogged over to marina where we exit water; rode bike for a few miles; yoga stretches;
  • 24m 51s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 40s / 100 meters

good swim for me. did not get tired nor did I panic
What would you do differently?:

Thought you had to round the bouys. Apparently you could go inside them (way inside them) Could have saved some minutes if I had realized this
Transition 1
  • 02m 21s

Split the transition area into two. The run from the swim exit to the actual transition area is over 100 yds over asphalt. Put shoes and hat by the swim exit. Got them on there and then sprinted to bike
  • 34m 27s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 21.60 mile/hr

had winds in the face, from the side and then on the home stretch at the back. Cramped up the last few 100 yds. Overall not bad. Saw some drafting by others but did not see any officials to penalize them
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s
  • 23m 49s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 41s  min/mile

should have been faster, particularly the last mile into the wind. I had too much left for the last sprint
What would you do differently?:

need to work on speed in training; run faster into the wind knowing that I was about finished
Post race
Warm down:

yoga stretches with walking.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Strong winds; adding unnecessary distance to swim; not doing enough speed training

Event comments:

They only had one masseuse for after the race which caused me to skip because of the line. Overall good race. Very strong winds with the remnants of Ivan.

Last updated: 2004-09-20 12:00 AM
00:24:51 | 1500 meters | 01m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/63
Overall: 0/465
Performance: Good
Swam across inter coastal waterway from island to area near transition; swam with current the last third of swim
Suit: none
Course: swam from back of Blockade runner hotel over to a marina. Course curved to the right. Last third or so current helped push
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: High
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:21
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:34:27 | 12.4 miles | 21.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/63
Overall: 0/465
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: good course with little overlap
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:53
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:49 | 03.1 miles | 07m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/63
Overall: 0/465
Performance: Average
Course: ran on sidewalk over two bridges and through Wrightsville Beach. Not bad course. Last mile straight into strong winds
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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

2004-09-21 6:22 AM

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Kinston, NC
Subject: Wilmington YMCA Triathlon

2004-09-21 7:39 AM
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New Mexico
Subject: RE: Wilmington YMCA Triathlon
Good race
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