Smithfield Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Smithfield, Virginia
United States
VA Tri Series
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 18m
Overall Rank = 92/199
Age Group = 25-29 F
Age Group Rank = 12/18
Pre-race routine:

Friday night I went out for Happy Hour, so Sat morning I rushed around to get ready. I'm super lucky I didn't forget anything, but I did break the sunglasses I wear when I ride/run, so ended up rocking my HUGE Paris Hilton glasses for the race. Picked up coffee on the way to Smithfield, set up transition, texted Tony, changed into my trisuit and I was ready to WAIT 2 hours to start...
Event warmup:

Well, my friendly transition neighbor, bib number 279 with the child molester mustache, set up his little transition towel under his back wheel and ON TOP OF MY SHOES. Since he wasn't around, I slid the whole set up over so he wasn't in my space. He eventually came back while I was there talking to dalessit and had the nerve to slide his stuff back ON TOP OF MY SHOES. I thought to myself, am I going to have to choke a batch? So I asked him nicely to stop setting his stuff up on top of my transition, and I would be passing him in the pool. (I was 281).
  • 06m 5s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 02s / 100 meters

I started right after a 2 min break so felt like I had an empty pool to swim in. NICE.
What would you do differently?:

Seed myself higher???
Transition 1
  • 01m 22s

Pretty normal Transition for me. 20th fastest overall. That's right.

Let's go back to 279. Since I swam after a 2 min break I obviously never caught him in the pool. BUT HE WAS STILL IN T1 WHEN I GOT THERE! So I changed, grabbed my bike, holla'd at olliedawg, and was out of there while he was still cleaning up his feet or something. JAGOFF!!
What would you do differently?:

NOTHING! If it were warmer, I wouldn't have wasted time throwing on a jacket.
  • 38m 22s
  • 10 miles
  • 15.64 mile/hr

The wind made this ride miserable. The section of rollers felt great, I just attacked it, but when I hit the flat back into the Y the wind just sucked every bit of strength I had out of me. Ugh.
What would you do differently?:

I need to bike more. LOTS more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 48s
What would you do differently?:

I need to get more smooth at dismounting. Struggled balancing and pulling socks on, just need to get rid of socks entirely I think.
  • 30m 25s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 47s  min/mile

This was a great run for me. The goal was 30 minutes and I almost hit it. Best 5k in a tri and it was EASY.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Post race
Warm down:

Change into sweats. Cheer some people through the finish. Eat barbecue and drink beers with olliedawg.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


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Last updated: 2010-03-15 12:00 AM
00:06:05 | 300 meters | 02m 02s / 100meters
Age Group: 10/18
Overall: 68/199
Performance: Good
Course: Snake swim in an indoor Y.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:22
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:38:22 | 10 miles | 15.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/18
Overall: 117/199
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: Triangle shaped course with some rollers and lots of headwind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:48
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:25 | 03.11 miles | 09m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/18
Overall: 111/199
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back, all on roads or sidewalks, easy stuff.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4