Kinetic Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
United States
Set-Up, Inc
56F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 39m 38s
Overall Rank = 130/324
Age Group = Novice
Age Group Rank = 6/30
Pre-race routine:

Woke up 3.5 hrs before my start and ate some cereal and a protein drink.
First ever tri, so I was just trying to find my way around and get setup in the transition area. Since I ws in the novice group and going in the last wave. I just tried to relax and watch what the experi
Event warmup:

quick out and back of about 150 yds
  • 13m 58s
  • 750 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

4th out of the novice wave
What would you do differently?:

Relax and concentrate on being longer and streamlined. With the little bit of waves on the water and my adrenaline going, my strokes became choppy.
Transition 1
  • 03m 35s

Using a Giant TCR Advanced road bike
What would you do differently?:

Need to work on the order that I do things. I put on socks and shoes, then HR monitor and shirt, then helmet, glasses and gloves. There was a section of gravel that we had to run across, so I knew I wanted my shoes on. I can probably go without the socks and the shirt got stuck, so I might go without the shirt in warmer weather.
  • 56m 32s
  • 18 miles
  • 19.10 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Push a bit harder up the hills
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s
What would you do differently?:

Mark my transition spot better, so I can find it quicker
  • 24m 19s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 49s  min/mile

took awhile going up the first mile for my calves to adjust from the bike
What would you do differently?:

increase cadence
Post race
Warm down:

walked and drank some water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

did not push too hard on the bike, so I would have enough left for the bike. Definiely can push harder on the bike. Need aero bars for the raod bike.

Event comments:

Start saving for a tri bike next year.

Last updated: 2010-01-08 12:00 AM
00:13:58 | 750 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/30
Overall: 0/324
Performance: Average
Suit: Promotion Full wetsuit
Course: Open water Triangle shape Clockwise
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:35
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:56:32 | 18 miles | 19.10 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/30
Overall: 143/324
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: relatively flat and 3 or 4 small hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 95
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:16
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:24:19 | 03.11 miles | 07m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/30
Overall: 115/324
Performance: Good
Course: slight uphill for the first mile, then just some gentle slopes the rest of the way until the last 1/4 mile wich was downhill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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] 3