Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Huddleston, Virginia
United States
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Total Time = 1h 20m 29s
Overall Rank = 85/250
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/27
Pre-race routine:

got up late, 3 packs of oatmeal load the car and go - 6:20 AM
Event warmup:

swim - just getting used to the water
  • 11m 52s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 27s / 100 yards

This was my second open water swim and third tri ever. My first OW swim I hung back and let the pack go out first. This time I decided to get in the mix and it and it was not a good idea. I got right in the middle and just about freaked out in the first 100yds. I got bumped hard and kicked a lot and then my breathing started to be affected and I got a little out of sorts and started freaking out... So I slowed down and got my breathing back then had a pretty good swim.
What would you do differently?:

Start out on one edge of the pack or the other instead of the middle.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

I had little bit of trouble getting out of my wetsuit. I had practiced this with the suit dry and had no trouble. Suit wet and tired... I had trouble getting out of the out of it. Long run out of transition with the bike and then I had a hard time getting into clipped in.
What would you do differently?:

Practice getting out of the suit while wet. Practice running mounts on the bike.
  • 41m 14s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.09 mile/hr

I really need to get better on the bike... I rode nearly 3 to 5 miles slower than I do in training. I'm not sure if it is a matter of doing more brick training or just more time in the saddle but I feel this is my biggest limiter. I could blame the bike... yeah it not me, must be that I need a better bike (haha)
What would you do differently?:

not sure
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

I need to learn to dismount while.
What would you do differently?:

NO much really... at one point I had to tell myself "ok you're now go"
  • 23m 39s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 36s  min/mile

felt good on the run. think i can run a bit faster pace but was mentally not driven to do so... not sure why
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

none - shower and on my way home

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think lack of brick training and low volume month leading up tot he race due to vacation and job scheduling.

Event comments:

Great race, well organized.

Last updated: 2009-04-08 12:00 AM
00:11:52 | 820 yards | 01m 27s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/27
Overall: 32/250
Performance: Good
Suit: w/ sleeves
Course: open water, lake
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:41:14 | 12.43 miles | 18.09 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/27
Overall: 125/250
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Some hills, open w/ cars
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:16
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Bad
00:23:39 | 03.11 miles | 07m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/27
Overall: 83/250
Performance: Average
Course: rolling
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %?
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4