Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Huddleston, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 23m 17s
Overall Rank = 19/142
Age Group = w35-39
Age Group Rank = 1/16
Pre-race routine:

Got up, b'fast, loaded up kids and dog and drove up to the lake
Event warmup:

hop in h2o, fill up the suit
  • 12m 52s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

This was by far the roughest swim start I have ever done. I dislocated my finger early on, had a very large man (I think relays started with us) that I ran into the entire time, I couldn't get away. Plus we caught the 2 waves before us and ran into a lot of traffic.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure, just got really caught up in the crowd.
Transition 1
  • 01m 42s

One of the best t1's i've ever had - started with shoes on bike. Really good focust this time. 6th fastest t1 for women.
What would you do differently?:

get the damn suit off my heels - this has been a problem every time I've worn it!
  • 41m 16s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.07 mile/hr

I was a little dissapointed with my time, I passed a ton of folks and felt great on the bike, except for the blinding finger pain and inablity to shift with that hand! About :30 slower than last year but I felt very confident and had a ton of fun.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this was my best for this year and this time
Transition 2
  • 01m 2s

Also a good transition, I had a long run out which added to my time
What would you do differently?:

nothing, it felt great
  • 26m 27s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 30s  min/mile

A better time that the last few but still shoes that I have a lot of running work to do. It'll get there. Loved the run & seeing all the folks I trained with a smile (o-k, not really smiling) and doing so well!
What would you do differently?:

train more
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Finger issues but otherwise it was a great day out there!!

Event comments:

One of my favorites!

Last updated: 2009-04-07 12:00 AM
00:12:52 | 820 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/16
Overall: 19/142
Performance: Average
Suit: q.r. full suit
Course: triangle
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:42
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:41:16 | 12.43 miles | 18.07 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/16
Overall: 22/142
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:02
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:27 | 03.11 miles | 08m 30s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/16
Overall: 35/142
Performance: Average
Course: up hill on the way out, down on the way back
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5