Greenville Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Greenville, South Carolina
United States
Setup, Inc
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 41m 8s
Overall Rank = 131/178
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 8/11
Pre-race routine:

drive to Greenville with Connor - - pick up packet - - drive bike and run course with Mike; oatmeal and hot tea for breakfast; use light from cell phone to pump air in bike tires (pitch black at 6am) - - set up transition area
Event warmup:

got in pool and swam 100 meters (water is warm) - - - sat in stands with family until time to line up for my number
  • 09m 1s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

water was only 4-5 feet deep for entire 400 meters - - people seeded themselves incorrectly - - -I kept passing tons of people - - - swimming was STRONG - - - good strong stroke
What would you do differently?:

seed my time at faster pace (even faster than I think)
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s

excellent transition - - - run to bike - - - gloves still tricky - -consider not wearing them for events??
  • 56m 58s
  • 15 miles
  • 15.80 mile/hr

kept pace at about 8-9mph on hills - - excellent job - - down hill speed real good (max pace 33.7 - - could have been better - had to slow for corner at bottom of hill); kept upper body relaxed on climbs, stretched arms occassionally; 17-20 mph on straightaways;
What would you do differently?:

work on hills - - get cadence and pace up on hills
Transition 2
  • 01m 34s

excellent bike finish - - didn't see the finish coming - - had to stop quickly to dismount - -ran to rack - - -excellent transition - - lace locks are faster - -but too tight - - okay to take extra 30 seconds.
  • 31m 50s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 14s  min/mile

better transition from bike to run - - still need to work on this - - -early uphill was tough - - had to walk up some of the hills - - - some walk/run - - - great that family cheered me on - - helped me push through and run instead of walk!
What would you do differently?:

run more - - - and run faster!
Post race
Warm down:

bottle of water - - short walk - - talk to family

What limited your ability to perform faster:

slow swimmers in my way on laps, need work on running distance and speed -

Event comments:

Good race - -fun to have family cheering me on - - and competing with my brother

Last updated: 2009-07-26 12:00 AM
00:09:01 | 437 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/11
Overall: 93/178
Performance: Good
Suit: tri suit
Course: 8 laps in 50 meter pool - - seeded at 2:30 -- - - 2 people start every 10 seconds
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:56:58 | 15 miles | 15.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/11
Overall: 138/178
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: a couple hills (not too bad), 4 lane highways, back roads, not much shade - -mostly sunny ride
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:31:50 | 03.11 miles | 10m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/11
Overall: 131/178
Performance: Average
2 lap course
Course: lap through lower parking lot to dirt path (up hill) to upper parking lot (up hill) to circle through neighborhood on road - -return to upper parking lot, through woods on dirt path to lower parking lot and repeat. except for short path through woods, run was open and sunny.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4