Go Tri Sports Triathlon at Greenville 2009 - TriathlonSprint

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Greenville, South Carolina
United States
SetUp Events
82F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 22m 20s
Overall Rank = 195/214
Age Group = Clyde
Age Group Rank = 8/9
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 0430, got 2 of the 3 S's, and had some cereal and a granola bar. Then drove to the race.
Event warmup:

Set up my area, got back in the car and listened to music for a bit. No real warmup as my swim start wasn't until an hour after the actual start.
  • 07m 13s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards

Giant cluster-F. I saw a few head on crashes my passers before I got in the water. I passed a few people right off, then got behind someone that wouldn't stop at the wall. I would have passed in the middle, but I knew there was a young kid only a few people in front of me, and I didn't want to hit him. So I did some side stroke, some tarzan drill, walked a little, and did some freestyle in there too. I could have likely gone at least a minute faster if I could have passed the person.
What would you do differently?:

Just swim over the slow poke.
Transition 1
  • 02m 14s

Kind of a hike to get to transition. But once there, I was in and out rather quickly I think.
What would you do differently?:

Not be so fat so I could run quicker.
  • 36m 56s
  • 9 miles
  • 14.62 mile/hr

Bing such short loops, the hills were repeated very quickly. So this was way more hilly than I'd ever trained on. I got passed a lot, but with it being a 3 loop course, I was expecting that. Only 1 person on a MTN bike passed me, but he and I passed each other at least 1 time per loop.
What would you do differently?:

Not ride a crap Target MTN bike, go clipless, ride more.
Transition 2
  • 00m

No time listed. But since I bike in my running shoes, this was a really fast time for me, I think.
What would you do differently?:

Not be so fat so I can run faster.
  • 35m 59s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 11m 37s  min/mile

The first hill kind of sucked, but it was all downhill and flat after that. Started getting a blister, but it wasn't too bad. Unfortunately I had a way too slow pace, and never could get out of it. Walked 2 times, for about 15 seconds each time, and felt much better after that. Had enough left to pass a few people on the final quarter mile to the finish, which felt really good.
What would you do differently?:

Not be so fat so I can run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank a Coke and put ice in my shirt. Let me tell you, ice cubes in your belly button reall helps you feel cooler. Well, not cool like the Fonz, but cool temperatute wise. Walked over to the last stretch with 2 other dudes to wait for another friend to finish. Got an ok jog back towards the finish while he finished.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being fat.

Event comments:

As my first race, I can't really compare it to anything. It seemed to be run well though. I'd definately do this race again next year.

Last updated: 2009-05-29 12:00 AM
00:07:13 | 300 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/9
Overall: 9/214
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri shorts
Course: Snake swim in 25 meter pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:14
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:36:56 | 09 miles | 14.62 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/9
Overall: 191/214
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Out, 3 loops, back. Rather hilly for me.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:35:59 | 03.1 miles | 11m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/9
Overall: 187/214
Performance: Average
Course: Mostly out and back, on a pretty well shaded trail. Only 1 hilly section, right at the beginning.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4