Icebreaker Pool Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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American Fork, Utah
United States
In Training
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 02m 25s
Overall Rank = 13/260
Age Group = Men's 20-24
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early. Had raisin bran and a cup of juice for breakfast. Arrived at the race 1.5 hours early. Met a bunch of UT BTers
Event warmup:

Just 200m in the pool. No jogging or cycling.
  • 05m 11s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters

I felt pretty strong. Passed like 6-7 people. It was really obnoxious though because some people were pretty rude about letting me pass.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, just pass harder, maybe kick the last dude that I passed. He was a real prick.
Transition 1
  • 02m 17s

Umm... kind of a poor start to the bike. I really didn't know what to do though. I think that I could have gone faster.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I just would have made sure that I went much faster.
  • 33m 16s
  • 11.5 miles
  • 20.74 mile/hr

I really nailed the second loop. Other than the hills at the first part of the course, the second loop was a lot stronger than the first. I passed over 20 people on the ride. It was great picking people off like that! I shocked myself.
What would you do differently?:

Not too much. More liquids and I need to handle turns better.
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

I NEED YANKZ!!! I think that T2 went reasonably well.
What would you do differently?:

Get some Yankz and make sure that I take a quick shot of water or something before taking off
  • 20m 23s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 47s  min/mile

The T2 and run times are estimates, but they're pretty accurate according to my watch. I walked through the first water station because I had sideaches on both sides. Umm... I think that I did resonably well. I felt like I was going a lot slower than I really was. I guess I did pretty well on the run. I worked hard on the downhill so that I could pick up time there.
What would you do differently?:

I think that I would have tried to grind out that backside a little better and pushed through the whole thing. The hill was killer.
Post race
Warm down:

Didn't have much time to warm down. Jogged a little, stretched a little.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not much rest this past week. I have been very busy because of school, so I have had late nights and early mornings for a few weeks.

Event comments:

I did it! Did my first triathlon, and won my age group in the process, fancy that!?! I really liked the race. I think part of that could be attributed to meeting a bunch of studs from BT, but I really like how everything was run. I look forward to doing it again next year!

Last updated: 2006-01-10 12:00 AM
00:05:11 | 300 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 0/260
Performance: Average
Course: Snake through the pool. Time trial start.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:17
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:33:16 | 11.5 miles | 20.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 0/260
Wind: Some
Course: Two laps. Up a couple of hills, loop around and down a long hill. The hills weren't bad the first time. They sucked the second time!
Road: Potholes Wet Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:16
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:23 | 03 miles | 06m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 0/260
Performance: Good
Course: Same as the bike course but shorter. We hit the hills and they sucked again! I edited the run time because it was a little off. I'm still pleased by it!
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4