Smithfield Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Smithfield, Virginia
United States
Setup Events
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 03m 40s
Overall Rank = 102/434
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 12/25
Pre-race routine:

Race was 10am. I woke up around 6:45am ate a bowl of oatmeal, glass of chocolate soymilk and packed an apple and a powerbar. We arrived around 8:30am, set up transition, met the people in our rack (was racing with my wife who was right next to me).
Event warmup:

  • 05m 14s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters

Passing people sucks. I can do so much better than that time, I passed a ton of people which wasted time. I look forward to OWS.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 31s

Practice this more... I did ok, but... eh.
  • 31m 17s
  • 10 miles
  • 19.18 mile/hr

Could/should have pushed more early on and downhills. Wasted some downhills that should have been well into the 30 range.
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

Practice... no need to drink here for this course, knew that... didn't pay attention.
  • 24m 38s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 55s  min/mile

I was happy with this run, didn't know what to expect, hard to simulate race conditions.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more on the bike, had a cramp going into this run. Other than that, nothing.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretch and watch wife come around last turn and run with her to finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

First tri ever, I'm happy with every time except T2 (and to some extent T1). I know I can swim faster w/o a pool swim and was proud of my bike and run.

Event comments:

This was a fun race, very well staffed and planned. I said not enough drink stations, but that's just me, I drink A LOT. I cramp on a 5k without 2 or 3 drinks, I sweat like a machine. Normal people are probably happy with the aid stations on this race.

Last updated: 2009-04-04 12:00 AM
00:05:14 | 300 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 13/25
Overall: 73/434
Performance: Average
Suit: Zoot One-piece trisuit
Course: 6 laps.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:31
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:31:17 | 10 miles | 19.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/25
Overall: 111/434
Performance: Average
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:02
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:38 | 03.11 miles | 07m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/25
Overall: 111/434
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5