Angels Race Sprint Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina
United States
Set-up Inc.
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 35m 59s
Overall Rank = 282/332
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 6/7
Pre-race routine:

I got up late and ate my oatmeal in the car. Got to the site a little late so I felt a little rushed. I got my transition area set up and then wetn to pick up my timing chip and get body marked. Then I coulld relax and focus on feeding and hydration. I drank 12 oz of Accelerade and 24 oz water between getting up in the morning and race time. I also had a Hammer Gel about 30 minutes pre-race.
Event warmup:

It was a short warm up because they didn't really have a warm up pool. I ran just long enough to break a nice sweat and stretched. About 20 minutes before the swim start. I took a shower to get wet since I wasn't sure if I was going to get in the pool before starting the swim. They had the diving well open so i got in and tried to warm up a little. It was hard though as 3 strokes and I was to the other wall.
  • 06m 48s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 16s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 03m 32s

It was a long transition from the pool and wadingthorugh the kiddie pool slowed me down.
What would you do differently?:

I was a little disorganized with my helmet, glasses and gloves. I need to practice this more so it is just a natural routine.
  • 46m 21s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 16.05 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Be aure to pre-ride the course so I know when to push it. This is the first course I haven't had a chance to pre-ride and I didn't like not knowing what was up the road.
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s

Overall this was a pretty good transition for me. It could be a little quicker
What would you do differently?:

The dismount line was on an incline. I was worried about mnot getting un clipped so I unclipped a littel early adn then struggled up the hill.
  • 37m 40s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 12m 09s  min/mile

The hill was mentally hard because you went down it first and then knew it was coming.
What would you do differently?:

Be mentally tougher on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit and chatted with a couple of other BTers that were at the race. Grabbed a bagel and some Oreos and packed up my stuff.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Run fitness and mental toughness

Event comments:

I hope to complete this race again next year. It was well organized and fun.

Last updated: 2005-09-13 12:00 AM
00:06:48 | 300 yards | 02m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/332
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri shorts and tank
Course: The end of the swim was interesting you swam a half lap and then ran/ walked through the kiddie pool area which was about 3 feet deep. Other than that is was good. There was a small traffic jam in front of me so i couldn't pass the person in front of me, but it didn't slow me down too much.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 79F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:32
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:46:21 | 12.4 miles | 16.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/332
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: A good bike course. I'm not sure how a 2 loop course can be mostly donwhill. I was worried for the first lap as i heard some folks talking about a big hill you had to go up twice. I never found it though. It was a little rolling, but a pretty quick course overall.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:37:40 | 03.1 miles | 12m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/7
Overall: 0/332
Performance: Below average
Course: Out and back that was about half road and half dirt road. It had a long steep hill coming back in at about 2 1/2 miles.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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