YMCA Spring Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Boise, Idaho
United States
Treasure Valley Family YMCA
Total Time = 1h 08m 55s
Overall Rank = 27/293
Age Group = 18-29
Age Group Rank = 5/23
  • 08m 44s
  • 750 yards
  • 01m 10s / 100 yards

Pool swim friday night before the bike/run on saturday. Well I am very happy with this time. I had hoped to go under 9:00 and I definitely crushed that. However I did go out way too fast. I noticed at the 200 I was out in 2:06 and at the 500 I was at 5:38 (a new PR since I quit swimming). Still however, this is 42 seconds faster than last year and set me up quite well for tomorrow's bike/run.
What would you do differently?:

Go out a little slower
Transition 1
  • 00m 26s

Already had all my bike gear on just had to run and grab the bike and go
  • 34m 59s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 21.44 mile/hr

Well I definitely went out pretty hard on the bike. I turned my bike computer on and I must have knocked the sensor out of place because it did not register the whole race. Maybe that was a good thing. I went out really hard and then I figured I was probably pushing too hard, so I backed off a tiny bit. I started the bike in 3rd and ended up around 12th after the bike so that was cool. My derailleur was acting up big time however and it was constantly jumping gears. I spent way too much time trying to feather into a single gear and this probably took away from my biking overall. Overall though, I did a solid job on the bike and I was happy with it.
What would you do differently?:

Fix the derailleur
Transition 2
  • 00m 45s

Well I tried to take my feet out of my shoes on the bike and ended up with some issues on that and only got 1 foot out. My gloves also got stuck as I was trying to pry them off. A little trouble fitting my seat under the rack to rack my bike.
What would you do differently?:

Get both feet out.
  • 23m 59s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 44s  min/mile

Well I started off and just ran. I couldn't really tell how fast I was going so I just kept pushing. The first half of the course is pretty much all uphill so my calves were getting very tight but I pushed through it. Finally started to loosen up around the halfway point and from there I just kept on pushing it. Really tried to take advantage of the downhill on the way back and sprinted to the end.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. This was wayyyyy better than I had even hoped for.
Post race
Event comments:

Overall I was ecstatic with my time. I wanted to go under 1:10 and I crushed that by over a minute. My swim and run were both better than I had even hoped for. My bike was a little frustrating because of all the gear changes but still solid. This is definitely my best race I've ever done. Now if I could just drop out of the Clydesdale division I might be able to drop even more time. I did however managed to drop over 9 minutes from last years time.

Last updated: 2010-01-07 12:00 AM
00:08:44 | 750 yards | 01m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/23
Overall: 3/293
Performance: Good
Course: Pool Swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:34:59 | 12.5 miles | 21.44 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/23
Overall: 36/293
Performance: Good
Course: Rollers the entire way
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 82
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Bad Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:45
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:59 | 03.1 miles | 07m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/23
Overall: 74/293
Performance: Good
Course: Hills and more hills
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4