Ramblin Rose - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
United States
Endurance Magazine
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 24m 20s
Overall Rank = 422/473
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up early, showered and shaved, van was loaded last night. Got dressed and headed out the door. Arrived at site at 6:20 am for 8 am start.
Event warmup:

Lots of stretching and trips to the port-a-potty. I didn't think I was nervous, but my bladder and intestines let me know otherwise.
  • 06m 12s
  • 250 yards
  • 02m 29s / 100 yards

I was really out to just have a good race and race my race. I actually lost 11 seconds in the pool/run to transition compared to last year, but really, that isn't bad for me all things considered. The only way to get better... IS TO SWIM.
What would you do differently?:

train more. ONly thing I would do differently
Transition 1
  • 03m 12s

Best transition ever, despite the time. I was a little light-headed coming out of the pool, so fortunately, i had my 5-gallon bucket this time. Sat on it, cleaned my feet, cycling shoes on and up and away. It really was a good transition, aside from the loopy feeling in the head.
What would you do differently?:

More transition practice and not getting loopy coming out of the pool
  • 38m 46s
  • 9 miles
  • 13.93 mile/hr

Can't say enough about what my training base gave me going into this race. I haven't trained anything but the bike all summer and set a course PR. SWEET!!!
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 03m 10s

took my time in transition and it paid off for me in the long run. My legs felt awesome.
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 33m 2s
  • 2 miles
  • 16m 31s  min/mile

Due to the torn patellar tendon, I was unable to run more than 3 minutes, but my fitness is so much better than last year. Even with a rolling of the ankle, I still set an awesome time.
What would you do differently?:

Train the run next year in combo with the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

not much warm down, other than walking around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Torn patellar tendon in the knee, and lack of training in two of the three disciplines.

Event comments:

I love this race... It's the second time I have done it and loved it. Set a PB on this course overall and on the bike. I couldn't ask for anything more. I am making progress in tri's and I love it. WOOO!!!

Last updated: 2009-10-11 12:00 AM
00:06:12 | 250 yards | 02m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 251/473
Performance: Average
Wasn't a great swim, only passed by one in the pool, but considering that I hadn't trained the swim all summer and my last swim was in my last tri... I'll take it.
Suit: tri suit.. zoot
Course: Snaking pool swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:12
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:46 | 09 miles | 13.93 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 462/473
Performance: Good
I really hate that the dismount and run into transition counts here, because my bike computer shows 14.7 avg. Awesome bike leg, can't say much other than that. Didn't pass many people, but damn I was flying today. PB on the bike leg by several minutes. AWESOME!!!
Wind: Little
Course: Great course. I knew where to attack and where to spin it out this year and it made a HUGE difference. One woman and I passed each other back and forth a couple of times, but passed her about halfway through and didn't see her until the run.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:10
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:33:02 | 02 miles | 16m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/473
Performance: Good
Course: kinda rolling course through meadowmont neighborhood. Familiar with it and knew what to expect. Mainly on the sidewalk.
Keeping cool Good 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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5