Block Island Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Block Island, Rhode Island
United States
The Block Island Recreation Department
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 33m 29s
Overall Rank = 118/351
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/23
Pre-race routine:

Since this race start is at 3:30 in the afternoon eating for the day was a challenge. Just relaxed for the duration of the day on Block Island trying to save my energy for the race.
Event warmup:

Stayed in the shade as long as possible, took my energy drink, and got into the water to warm up before the start.
  • 09m 50s
  • 500 yards
  • 10s / 100 yards

Wish I was a stronger swimmer. Need more practice. It was fun and went by very fast.
What would you do differently?:

Keep training! Maybe I'll be a fraction faster for next year.
Transition 1
  • 00m

No stats on this time wise but the transition went smooth. I had my shoes mounted on my pedals and that is a huge help.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more with the shoes on pedals mounting. I was good but could have been better.
  • 44m 23s
  • 12 miles
  • 16.22 mile/hr

This bike course is a challenge because of the hills and traffic. Traffic was really good until a truck pulled right out into the middle of the race. Beside that, all was fun!
What would you do differently?:

Get aero bars.
Transition 2
  • 00m

This transition was easy!! Racked my bike, got helmet off, and ran bare foot on the beach. Bare foot is the ONLY way to run this race. It was a great help.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, this all went well. My feet were a little sore at the end of the race but, worth it!
  • 39m 16s
  • 4 miles
  • 09m 49s  min/mile

Sunny conditions, had to dodge beach people, but not bad at all. Beach peeps cheered the racers on, it was fun!
What would you do differently?:

Run faster LOL!
Post race
Warm down:

Drank lots of water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was afraid I would burn out too fast so I held back a bit in each portion of the race. I could have pushed a little more but, what ever I did this time seemed to work. I had a great race and hope to repeat next year.

Event comments:

Great race! Cannot wait to race again next year.

Profile Album

Last updated: 2009-07-11 12:00 AM
00:09:50 | 500 yards | 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/23
Overall: 256/351
Performance: Good
The swim went by in a flash! Very different swimming in the ocean as opposed to a pond/lake.
Suit: full wet suit
Course: 1/4 mile
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:44:23 | 12 miles | 16.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/23
Overall: 93/351
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Hilly
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:39:16 | 04 miles | 09m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/23
Overall: 136/351
Performance: Good
Course: Fun but hard!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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