Go Tri Sports Triathlon at Greenville 2009 - Triathlon

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Greenville, South Carolina
United States
SetUp Events
Total Time = 1h 23m 17s
Overall Rank = 197/214
Age Group = Novice
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

Wait around as my swim start was 1 hour after the 1st swimmer.
  • 08m 20s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 47s / 100 yards

I am slow, very slow, but the person front of me was seeded in the wrong place. Even at my pace and a 10 second delay, I was all over her immediately and she would not let me pass. Eventually there was a break in oncoming swimmers and I was able to swim by her and coninue on my way but was gassed by the effort. Towards the end of the swim I noticed she had been passed multiple times and was several lanes back. I need to spend more time in the water and swimming with people. Tons of people in the lane was a new experience for me. Overall it was fun, I've been swimming only a few months and need loads more time in the water. The overall race winner spent half as much time in the water as I did.
What would you do differently?:

more time in water.
Transition 1
  • 02m 50s

long switchback run from pool to T1. I was a little foggy feeling coming out of the water and carefully jogged down the wet path to T1 while trying to get my bearings.
What would you do differently?:

more swim time and run hard leaving the water
  • 39m 18s
  • 9 miles
  • 13.74 mile/hr

3 loops around a 3 mile course. Uphills were tough climbs but fun shooting down them. My $60.00 garage sale cruiser bike did not have enough gears for the downhills so I just rested my legs and enjoyed the ride. Passed a few folks and had super fast riders shoot by me like I was standing still.
What would you do differently?:

I need more time in the saddle and one day invest in a more efficient bicycle.
Transition 2
  • 00m

T2 times aren't posted, but I basically racked the bike, threw off the helmet and started running. 20-30 seconds?
  • 32m 49s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 35s  min/mile

My legs did not feel wasted when I started running, but I never could seem to find a higher gear. Just plodded along about as hard as I could go. The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a nice running course along the Reedy River and I enjoyed the run even though I was getting hot and tired by this point. Need more running miles, but I think I did OK considering I started running in January.
What would you do differently?:

run Forest run
Post race
Warm down:

All the bottled water was gone by the time I made it to the finish. Grabbed a Coke and some shade.

Event comments:

I thought this was a great race for first timers, I really had a lot of fun. And by looking at the finishing times, a lot of really fast athletes had a good time too.

Last updated: 2009-04-27 12:00 AM
00:08:20 | 300 yards | 02m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/214
Performance: Bad
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:50
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:39:18 | 09 miles | 13.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/214
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: 3 loops, nice climbs and decents
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:32:49 | 03.1 miles | 10m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/214
Performance: Average
Course: pretty flat, couple of sharp, short hills
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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