Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Huddleston, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 35m 1s
Overall Rank = 181/255
Age Group = MC
Age Group Rank = 8/16
Pre-race routine:

Got up ate peanut butter and banana sandwich 2 bottles of water during the morning and a cup of coffee.
Event warmup:

Got in water and swam 200 meters.
  • 15m 37s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

I started outside left and quickly learned I swam to the right and I actually swim faster than a lot of people. I never got in a groove until I got around the last buoy to the home stretch 350. It was set up so it veered to the left to get the additional 50 in. So I rounded the corner and by this time I was starting to pass quite a few from the wave in front of us. I sighted up and found a a opening between 2 swimmers with about 80 meters of open space so off I went. Finally I thought I have it, no running in to anyone really hitting my stroke and then I hear an air horn and I am in the middle of the course. I get warned to not go inside the buoy so I have to swim straight across to get around the buoy and then pass all the people I had just passed. Heart rate good but really pissed swam about 200 extra meters. Long run to transition, and have to run bike up hill to mount line
What would you do differently?:

Swim straight and just start up front I got beat to death anyway once I started catching people.
Transition 1
  • 03m 46s

Thought it went smooth until I saw time???
What would you do differently?:

practice and pick up pace to transition area very slow jog but my heart rate and breathing were fine
  • 44m 28s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 16.77 mile/hr

Bike felt good just need to lose weight so I can get up climbs did well powering through small climbs but the long grades killed me.
What would you do differently?:

not be fat
Transition 2
  • 01m 59s

Someones bike had fallen off rack and right on my run stuff, had to rack bike and my shoe stuck on the pedal and I was looking everywhere for it.
What would you do differently?:

Not much I could do Did forget to untie my running shoes.
  • 29m 13s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 23s  min/mile

felt pretty good went out easy as planned but never picked it up like I should have. I actually had a lot left at end probably could have shaved at least a minute??
What would you do differently?:

Run harder last 3/4 to 1 mile of race.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank water ate sandwich hung out with kids

What limited your ability to perform faster:

mental/ and need open water swims

Event comments:

Post race was just awards so I do not know if thats what usually goes on or what. I liked the race set up and the organization it appeared to go off very smooth. Had fun

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Last updated: 2009-01-12 12:00 AM
00:15:37 | 820 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/16
Overall: 168/255
Performance: Bad
Suit: full
Course: 300 out 100 across 350 in
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:46
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:44:28 | 12.43 miles | 16.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/16
Overall: 178/255
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:59
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:29:13 | 03.11 miles | 09m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/16
Overall: 199/255
Performance: Average
Course: first half up hill second half down hill as you can imagine.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4