Pterodactyl Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Brighton, Michigan
United States
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Total Time = 1h 14m 35s
Overall Rank = 48/334
Age Group = 35-39 Male
Age Group Rank = 12/47
Event warmup:

Stretch my ITB, run at low pace for a couple of minutes, then swim for a few minutes before the gun.
  • 16m 54s
  • 800 meters
  • 02m 07s / 100 meters

Good swim. It was raining, but the water was very calm. Started too strong again, then got out of breath. No panic though, just used a lot of "side crawling" to catch my breath a few times.
What would you do differently?:

I really need to hold my crawl. Need more practice in open water.
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s

Somehow, I came out in the wrong lane and could not find my bike right away. Then lost some time to get the transition stuff that was in a bag due to the rain.
What would you do differently?:

Take more time to go through the motions before the race so that I find my bike right away.
  • 31m 52s
  • 12 kms
  • 22.59 km/hr

Awesome bike leg. Cut 1min 30 secs from last race on same track, despite the rain. I did have my new TRI bike.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Train harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 30s

My socks were soaking wet from the bike in the rain, so I decided to change socks before the run. While this was a really good idea for the run (I would do it again!), this was not prepared in my transition area so I needed to search my bag for the extra pair I had brought.

I also had to install a "Patt Strap" above my knee to help with my Iliotibial Band syndrome.

So I lost a little time there.
What would you do differently?:

If raining, prepare second pair of socks for the run in advance...
  • 22m 37s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 31s  min/km

The run was awesome. I was quicker than in training, which is a first for me. Ii do not know if it has to do with the cool temperature, or the benefits of having a realt Triathlon bike, but the run went really good. I did not even feel like walking. The last race, I had to fight with myself to not walk.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Just try to increase the pace more at the end next time to gain a few positions if possible.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around eating pitas :))

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My lack of technique in the swim.

Event comments:

I really like this T-Rex serie.

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Last updated: 2009-07-24 12:00 AM
00:16:54 | 800 meters | 02m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 132/334
Performance: Average
Suit: Nineteen Pipeline
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:45
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:31:52 | 12 kms | 22.59 km/hr
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 16/334
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Flat with some rolling hills.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:30
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:37 | 05 kms | 04m 31s  min/km
Age Group: 0/47
Overall: 68/334
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5