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Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon - Triathlon

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Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
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82F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 47m 15s
Overall Rank = 291/399
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 61/71
Pre-race routine:

Got up somewhere around 5am, drank a chocolate Ensure and a mini Ciniamon Rasin Bagel
Event warmup:

Cup o' Coffee, talking with Scott, Eric, Dave and Keith.Swam maybe ten yards to see just how warm the water was...
  • 20m 12s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 41s / 100 meters

Slow start, did not want to over heat in the water, and did not want to implode like I did at Latta.
What would you do differently?:

Focus between now and next year needs to be on getting more comfortable in the water. Also, on swimming with a group of @ss who would drowned me for a minute on their time ;)
Transition 1
  • 02m 39s

Not bad in T1...felt like a long way from water to transition
What would you do differently?:

Need to try a ride w/out the glasses. Opening the case putting the glasses on and all I felt like slowed me down
  • 56m 4s
  • 16.8 miles
  • 17.98 mile/hr

Felt like my left hamstring was going to explode at the end of the climb to 115. The only negative to the ride was the white truck right before the turn on to Shearers Rd. He just had to mess with the cyclists.
What would you do differently?:

Could and should be faster... the fact that I list Race Pace as Comfortable says I was not going hard enough.
Transition 2
  • 01m 28s
What would you do differently?:

Just a touch faster....
  • 26m 54s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 39s  min/mile

Did really well on the run...could have been a touch faster if I knew where the finish was this year. It was actually about 50yd closer than I expected and I still had some sprint left in my legs when I pass the line...oh well - lesson learned - locate the finish before the race start.
What would you do differently?:

Locate the finish before the race start, so I would know just when to dig for the sprint.
Post race
Warm down:

Water, walking, wet towel and talking.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training on bike and swim...

Event comments:

Enjoyed it and looking forward to do it again next year (with a better time)

Last updated: 2007-01-03 12:00 AM
00:20:12 | 750 meters | 02m 41s / 100meters
Age Group: 67/71
Overall: 314/399
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri Suit
Course: Out, right, 20yds, right, back (into the SUN!) Or as Alice say, A RECTANGLE!
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 86F / 30C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:39
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:56:04 | 16.8 miles | 17.98 mile/hr
Age Group: 62/71
Overall: 305/399
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Nice, but then I knew it.. Alice thinks that is a lame course description...let's see... A scenic loop ride of Davidson, NC and it’s outlying farms area. A few hills will challenge the racers, but they are not beyond the average racer. (is that better Ms. Love2Tri...)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:28
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:54 | 03.11 miles | 08m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 55/71
Overall: 248/399
Performance: Good
Course: Nice... more shade than I expected, less hills than I expected. (Again, the critical feedback from my editor and manager Ms. Love2Tri.) A great run through the neighborhoods of Davidson! There was shade provided from a combination of the low early morning sun and young trees. The numerous water stations allowed for me to keep cooler than I normally do on my training runs. Which makes me think the pace may really have to do with training in 95+ degree temps, then running in 85degrees. It really was a fun run… but then maybe I did not go hard enough on the bike (hmmm….)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2007-08-26 7:49 PM

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2007-08-26 8:12 PM
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nice job out there!  good race report.
2007-08-26 8:21 PM
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Charlotte, NC
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Great Race Jeff!!   Excellent job
2007-08-26 8:43 PM
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Nice. (or if Alice is reading this: Submitting a courageous performance in his inaugural Lake Norman Triathlon, Jeffery Howard earned the respect of his peers by racing against man and nature to conquer the battle against his inner man.)
2007-08-27 9:21 AM
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Davidson, NC
Subject: RE: Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon

You ran through Cornielus, not Davidson.  Get yer facts straight!

Nice race!  You looked like you were having fun when you came by. 

2007-08-27 7:42 PM
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Charlotte, NC
Subject: RE: Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon
Love the course descriptions.  LOL  Great job.  The @ in the water freak me out, too.  I don't know how to get used to the idea of being pushed under when I need a breath.    Glad you had fun, that is most important.

2007-08-28 9:07 AM
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Concord, NC
Subject: RE: Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon
Great job in the race. You were smiling when you came by me and I was locatd just after that huge hill you talked about. It was great to be able to catch up with you after the race.
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