YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Colonial Beach, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
86F / 30C
Total Time = 1h 51m 4s
Overall Rank = 234/321
Age Group = Master Clydes
Age Group Rank = 6/7
Pre-race routine:

I couldn't sleep the night before. My pool events had been local and this was out of town and I stayed at a hotel. Nerves and not using my bed made me turn a few times in the night. Finally got up early to go get breakfast.

My usual routine includes coffee and a bagel with cream cheese. Unfortunately there was no place in Colonial Beach open at 4am for something like this. I ended up at 4:10am in a 7 Eleven getting my coffee and a muffin instead. It filled me up.

Event warmup:

Warm up was good. I stretched after setting up my transition area. I then went down and got in the
  • 31m 24s
  • 750 meters
  • 04m 11s / 100 meters
Transition 1
  • 03m 23s

Transition 1 is always a problem for me. I still like to wear socks and put a shirt on. I need to get a tri full length suit for the future. Putting on the shirt when your wet is always a time problem for me.
What would you do differently?:

Need to get a one piece tri suit for future event like this.
  • 41m 39s
  • 14 miles
  • 20.15 mile/hr

I pushed at a comfortable cadance and pace. I didn't want to over push considering I wanted to save some energy for the run. I thought I would pull about a 20 mile per hour pace. I did, so I was happy. The roads were open to traffic and I actually got caught up behind a car that wouldn't pass another rider who was going slower. I need to get out of the water quicker so I am not passing so many cyclists.
What would you do differently?:

Stay in areo position even more.
Transition 2
  • 02m 11s

Transition 2 went smoothly. My shoes went on quickly. My bike was on the far end of the rack area so I had to run to the end of the rack to put the bike away..
What would you do differently?:

Have the race belt in the front position to start.
  • 32m 28s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 28s  min/mile

Run was a steady pace. It was flat and I just kept moving. I had thoughts to stop and walk a few times but I had put in enough training to finish.
What would you do differently?:

I wouldn't change a thing about this run. It was steady and just the right energy exertion.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around to cool down and then spoke to others about their accomplishment. It was a fun day.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My main detractor was my swim time and run time. I need to focus on those two events. Everyone in the field around me had much worse bike times. This is my strong event and I don't need to work it nearly as much as the swim and run.

Event comments:

I plan to do Colonial Beach again next year. Maybe the Olympic Distance!!!!

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Last updated: 2013-05-19 12:00 AM
00:31:24 | 750 meters | 04m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/7
Overall: 280/321
Performance: Below average
Suit: Sugio Mens Tri shorts
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:41:39 | 14 miles | 20.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/7
Overall: 96/321
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:32:28 | 03.11 miles | 10m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/7
Overall: 252/321
Performance: Average
Course: Course was along the beach front of Colonial beach on the concrete board walk and then to the street that followed the river. The heat had come out and I was blazing hot from the heat. Luckily the event had water towels and water at the stations.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4