Pink Power Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Midlothian, Virginia
United States
Richmond Multisports
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 25m 55s
Overall Rank = 116/392
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 13/45
Pre-race routine:

got up at the buttcrack of 4:15
ate some oatmeal
rocked out to "the best of warrant" all the way to the Y
Event warmup:

walked out the transitions

  • 08m
  • 400 meters
  • 02m / 100 meters

easy peasy, lap swim. passed two girls, never got passed. by the time i was in the pool it had started to get a little rough but no biggie.
What would you do differently?:

seeded myself even faster :)
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s

fastest T1 in my AG! woo! and here i thought i was a total slowpoke in transition.
What would you do differently?:

apparently nothing. i need to get better at bike on/off
  • 42m 12s
  • 11.4 miles
  • 16.21 mile/hr

i had practiced the course 2 weekends before and knew what to expect. i got passed by 8 or 9 riders, but waited for that flat at the end to attack a handful of my AG.
What would you do differently?:

get better at bike on/off. really why am i such a dump. push a LOT harder. if i had the energy to pass 3 girls on the last mile, why was i holding back the other 10???
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

this is where i was SUPER slow, just taking my time changing shoes drinking water, DREADING the run
What would you do differently?:

not be so effing slow in transition, remember to drink on the bike so i don't HAVE to drink in transition
  • 32m 57s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 35s  min/mile

i hate running. i suck at running. imagine my surprise when i hit mile 1 and my watch read 9:24. uh oh. i went out a LEEEEETLE too hard. from there the miles dropped to 10:30 and 11:30, but I never stopped to walk. coming in the last half mile or so chatted with a girl about how we only had five minutes left, couldn't wait to get under the sprinklers by the pool.

pushed as hard as i could through the grass/chute run, to vomit threshold. my last sprint 5K was 34 minutes, my goal for this one was 33, and I DID IT!
What would you do differently?:

pace better. start with an 11 min mile and get down to 9 on the last 1.1. i need a garmin type device. my lack of ability to pace is destroying my running - both in training and races.
Post race
Warm down:

found shade. got a massage. drank lots of powerade. went out to breakfast with jen (artemis) and her husband and my boyfriend. YUM COUNTRY OMELETTE.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of run training.

Event comments:

I had a blast and will do this one next year, if not just to PR the course. Also, not nearly as physically exhausting as the Tavern. I got right back into training no prob the next day.

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Last updated: 2009-01-27 12:00 AM
00:08:00 | 400 meters | 02m / 100meters
Age Group: 14/45
Overall: 70/392
Performance: Good
Course: snake swim in a 25 m outdoor pool. we were seeded fastest to slowest, i was #80
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:42:12 | 11.4 miles | 16.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/45
Overall: 144/392
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: lots and lots of turns and turnarounds, a bunch of hills. fun course. last 3 miles completely flat and i knew that was coming...
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:22
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:32:57 | 03.11 miles | 10m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/45
Overall: 167/392
Performance: Good
Course: hilly, almost all paved, a decent amount of shade, chippendales water stop at mile 2, and sprint in a grass field into the chute
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5