Kinetic Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
United States
Set-Up, Inc
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 40m 26s
Overall Rank = 32/252
Age Group = female 40-49
Age Group Rank = 3/17
Pre-race routine:

Woke up late with a hangover. Sheri and I drove up early the day before to get in the water and do a little bike ride. We ended up stopping at a Winery and we didn't stop drinking until around midnight. Wine and vodka don't mix:-)
Event warmup:

Got in the water, didn't seem to help a whole lot.
  • 17m 57s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 23s / 100 meters

Swimming is stupid and I hate it.

I had a little freak out session in the water, I stopped swimming to relax and work on my breathing, and Sheri was right next to me. I hung with her a while, she wasn't settling down. Finally she hung onto a kayak and I left her. I lost a lot of time but didn't care. The purpose of this race was to get me in the water before Eagleman- the bay is way too cold right now.
What would you do differently?:

Become a duathlete:-)
Transition 1
  • 02m 3s

I did not leave my shoes on the bike or take them off while I was riding in since we had to run with the bike quite far on gravel. Also, my swim sucked ass so badly that I probably didn't really care too much about my transitions.
What would you do differently?:

I do need to practice my transitions. It wasn't bad, but of course it could be better.

First in T1
  • 55m 24s
  • 18 miles
  • 19.49 mile/hr

I am actually very happy with the bike portion. Typically, I would not be happy with below 20mph average speed, but this has to be the hilliest course I have ever raced on. It was a beautiful course, I enjoyed myself the entire ride, and I felt like I redeemed myself on the bike and run. I passed so many people on the bike- I kept laughing to myself that these were all the good swimmers.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

Again, I left my shoes on and took them off in transition.
What would you do differently?:

2nd in T2
  • 24m 6s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile

I love running- I felt great and I passed so many people. I loved this course. First mile was all uphill, then it seemed like the rest was all downhill. Triathlons are great, I start off with something I hate, then the day just gets better and better. Even with a horrible swim, I can still be happy with my race.
Post race
Warm down:

none- I always forget.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Setup events rock! They put on awesome races, well organized, fun, etc. The prizes kind of sucked, but no biggie. I will do any of their races anytime.

Last updated: 2010-03-03 12:00 AM
00:17:57 | 750 meters | 02m 23s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/17
Overall: 140/252
Performance: Bad
Suit: full Xterra
Course: clockwise triangle
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:03
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:55:24 | 18 miles | 19.49 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/17
Overall: 24/252
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: lollypop
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Bad Cornering: Bad
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:59
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:06 | 03.2 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/17
Overall: 18/252
Performance: Good
1.0 mile 8:22/mi 2.0 mile 7:27/mi 3.0 mile 7:02/mi 0.2 mile 6:31/mi
Course: hilly
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
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