Falling Springs Heart and Sole Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Versailles, Kentucky
United States
Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 39m 25s
Overall Rank = 94/105
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 7/8
Pre-race routine:

Drank protein shake dressed and drove to Versailles in the most beautiful fog I've seen in a long time. Wasn't sure the race would go! Lots of time before the race ate a 1/2 a banana w/peanut butter just before the first swimmer went off.
Was worried about my breathing so took two puffs off my inhailer when I woke up. Then one puff after the swim and one after the bike.
Boy does that up the heartbeat! My bike HR was up in the 170's from the start!
Event warmup:

Had a lot of time to wait before my swim start so spent most of it trying to loosen up my Achellies. It was quite chilly outside so borrowed a long sleeve t-shirt and I wore it on the bike and had it on my waist for the run.
  • 08m 21s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

Wish I was a faster swimmer
What would you do differently?:

Register early so that I was ranked properly
Transition 1
  • 03m 5s

faster than before, didn't put on gloves, didn't dry feet as much and that was ok
What would you do differently?:

not sure
  • 48m 34s
  • 15 miles
  • 18.53 mile/hr

Could see Audrey up ahead but couldn't catch her. Used her as a rabbit. Caught up on the downhills, paced her on the flats and lost time on every uphill
I'm in MUCH better shape than last year and still the slowest kid on the course!
What would you do differently?:

not sure
Transition 2
  • 02m 6s

Knee hurts like hell sitting down and standing up to do the shoes
What would you do differently?:

Might wear the brace for Memphis
  • 37m 29s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 12m 03s  min/mile

Ran better than I though I would. Again could see Audrey up ahead and tried to keep her in my sites. Lots of really awful hills that I walked. Tried to keep running when it was flat or downhill. Heartrate way up there. Don't know if I needed the inhailer but I do know that it really increases my HR!
What would you do differently?:

not be injured?
Post race
Warm down:

Ate oranges, trail mix and water, walked around until my breathing and HR were down some

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm slow :-(
my achillies injury :-(

Event comments:

They always do a good job!

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Last updated: 2006-04-30 12:00 AM
00:08:21 | 400 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/105
Performance: Good
Had a good swim for me! Had done 2 400's at the pool on Thursday, one at 9:15 and one at 9:45
Suit: Two piece tri suit
Course: 8 lanes in a pool up and back then under Got into a couple of jams with other swimmers...might have broken 8 minutes otherwise?
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:05
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:48:34 | 15 miles | 18.53 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/105
AveHR 183 My heart never gets that high on the bike! Man did that inhailer make a difference
Wind: Little
Course: The back roads of Versailles. Lots of rolling hills. Did much better than last year but I don't really believe that the course is 15 (my odometer says 13.11 and then my AVE speed would be around 16.5)
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:06
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:37:29 | 03.11 miles | 12m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/8
Overall: 0/105
Performance: Below average
AveHR 184 Can't remember the splits
Course: Running a 5K on one of the most challenging cross-country courses in the state! Mowed grass with white arrows...lots of mud and wet grass
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4