Smithfield Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Smithfield, Virginia
United States
48F / 9C
Total Time = 1h 16m 19s
Overall Rank = 218/274
Age Group = Master Clysdale
Age Group Rank = 6/11
Pre-race routine:

I woke up, showered and shaved. I had two pieces of toast, two slices of cheese, half a power bar and a cup of coffee before driving to the race. At the race I organized my spot and waited for the pre-race brief. I watched the beginning of the race to get an idea of the pool turns under the lane ropes.
Event warmup:

I completed stretching of my shoulders, legs and back
  • 06m 35s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 11s / 100 meters

I blew up the swim. I had a comfortable beginning pace; however, I reached the person in front of me and passed. Doing this messed up my pace and breathing and I never recovered. I had to stop three time before finishing.
What would you do differently?:

Maintain my pace and not worry about passing.
Transition 1
  • 01m 56s

After blowing up the swim, I met my rack mates changing into their bike gear and actually beat them out. We all would have been faster except for the wind and cold necessitating additional clothes.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I was happy with the transition considering how I felt leaving the pool.
  • 38m 4s
  • 10 miles
  • 15.76 mile/hr

Very windy and very cold.
What would you do differently?:

Train more
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

I got one shoe off before dismounting; however, I couldn't get the second until I dismounted
What would you do differently?:

Unstrap my shoes earlier
  • 28m 24s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 08s  min/mile

I didn't feel that I was going that slow but it was the first time running after swimming and biking.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
Post race
Warm down:

Had some BBQ, water and finished my sports drink that I had on the bike.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Blowing the swim

Event comments:

For my first race, I suppose I didn't do too bad. I was disappointed in all my times but the weather did play a factor. The bottom line is that I can now say that I'm a triathlete!

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Last updated: 2007-12-03 12:00 AM
00:06:35 | 300 meters | 02m 11s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 207/274
Performance: Bad
Suit: tri shorts and Nike fit dry shirt
Course: 6 lane pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:56
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:38:04 | 10 miles | 15.76 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 223/274
Performance: Below average
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: The course is not overly difficult; however, with the wind blowing from the north, it did not provide any tailwind and was pretty much in the face the entire way.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:22
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:24 | 03.11 miles | 09m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/11
Overall: 216/274
Performance: Average
Course: A road course with gentle hills that starts in town and goes into the countryside.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4