Tri the Parks - Indian Springs State Park - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 59m 25s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Clyde
Age Group Rank = 21/21
Pre-race routine:

First race that I didn't stay at the event. It was an early morning rise and shine but that's what almost everyone else seems to do. Go there in plenty of time and got set up.
Event warmup:

Took a short swim and felt pretty good before the race chatting with my friend Mark and a couple of racers I took a swim class with. Was ready to go when it was time.
  • 18m 23s
  • 600 meters
  • 03m 04s / 100 meters
Transition 1
  • 02m 1s
  • 50m 4s
  • 12.8 miles
  • 15.34 mile/hr

I thought the bike ride was much easier than the previous races I did but this did have one massive hill!
Transition 2
  • 02m 49s

I saved some time by leaving off my sock for the ride and run. That will come back to haunt me later.
What would you do differently?:

Definitely, I will always wear socks!
  • 46m 5s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 14m 52s  min/mile

I definitely need to practice some hills before I try this again. That and the decision to leave off my socks really ate into my time. I did experience some bleeding in my heal and saw the painful reminder of that for month on the shoe. I did have to walk way more than I thought I would need to. At least the last mile was mostly run at a decent pace for me.
What would you do differently?:

Wear socks and practice on some hills.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor running technique on hills and no socks.

Event comments:

This was my first race to break 2 hours despite my poor run. It helped that the bike leg was slightly shorter than my other races.

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Last updated: 2009-01-09 12:00 AM
00:18:23 | 600 meters | 03m 04s / 100meters
Age Group: 18/21
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Thought I swam faster than this indicates so the timing may have actually stopped farther up the hill at the entrance into transition. It was an easy swim and I felt good throughout.
Suit: None
Course: Semi-circle.
Start type: Dive Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:01
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:50:04 | 12.8 miles | 15.34 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/21
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back with a huge hill on the way out. At least it was sweet going back down the hill on the return.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:49
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:05 | 03.1 miles | 14m 52s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/21
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: The course was very difficult for me. I have never been a strong runner but these hills really killed me.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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