YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Colonial Beach, Virginia
United States
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Total Time = 1h 14m 41s
Overall Rank = 10/183
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/18
Pre-race routine:

Wow... got to the race site way early... 5:15 or so and packet pickup wasn't even open. Got great parking, plenty of time to set up transition, figure out Bike In/Out, Run Out, finish, etc. This is a change for me.. a welcome change.
Event warmup:

Swam a little bit in the Potomac... brackish water, water was warm. Swam 150 yards or so.
  • 15m 2s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Not in great swimming shape, was just happy to get through it. First leg was pretty good water, second leg was much choppier, a bit of the usual people dodging and I didn't sight that great.
What would you do differently?:

Better sighting, maybe push and get on some better feet to clear the mid packers.
Transition 1
  • 01m 25s

Fumbled with my helmet strap and shoes... 10-15 seconds, but a good transition. Best in my AG and 16th overall.
What would you do differently?:

I've got a chin strap flap that gets in the way when trying to buckle my strap.... may remove it or figure a way to tie it up so it isn't flapping in the way when trying to buckle helmet. Otherwise, put my shoes on smoother.
  • 35m 14s
  • 14 miles
  • 23.84 mile/hr

Not a bad ride, capable of better on a course like this.
What would you do differently?:

I'm falling off of my bike riding, know how to fix though.
Transition 2
  • 01m 4s

1st in my AG and 23rd overall.. not bad.
What would you do differently?:

Hustle up a little, my steering head on my bike makes it hard to push my bike like I need to.. need to get it looked at.
  • 21m 56s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 06m 51s  min/mile

Disappointing, but happy at the same time. Rebuilding from knee injury still and getting better I guess.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster...
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Swim really put me behind.. run can be better too.

Event comments:

Loved this race course, will have to put it on my list or races for sure next year. Looking forward to improving my time here!

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Last updated: 2012-07-06 12:00 AM
00:15:02 | 820 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/18
Overall: 48/183
Performance: Average
Course: Triangle off the beach...
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:35:14 | 14 miles | 23.84 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 4/183
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat course, good pavement for the most part. *** The course was reversed from the direction it normally was. Learned this from a ref in transition during a conversation with another athlete.. he over heard us talk about the turns on the bike course. Otherwise I would have been all messed up being told to go right at the McD's.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:04
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:56 | 03.2 miles | 06m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/18
Overall: 20/183
Performance: Average
Course: Flat out and back.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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