Callaway Gardens Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Pine Mountain, Georgia
United States
Callaway Gardens
Total Time = 52m 12s
Overall Rank = 66/1097
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 8/65
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:00am, had three boiled eggs and 1/2cup of oatmeal dry then prepared.. put on trisuit with shorts and t-shirt.. loaded up truck with all my gear packed from the night before..Got to trans. setup and wasn't sure where to set up because the bike in/out was not marked neither was the run out...finally picked a spot hoping it was alright, boy this was a big trans. area Layed gear out and got ready...talked to some friends, consumed a gatorade pro 01 at 7:00 am...headed towards pre race meeting at 7:45am
Event warmup:

Nohthing much here, slight streching, made sure bike was in proper gears, and walked around the beach to prerace meeting at the start of the swim line.. Took a Hammer Gel 15 min prior to swim start..
  • 08m 5s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

I was in the second wave to start three minutes behind first wave, had thoughts of hanging back since it was only my second event and first wave start,but I moved to the front of the line on the left side, start was good but after rounding first buoy it was hard to sight due to the sun glare... made myself feel good when I started passing somre first wave people.
What would you do differently?:

Get some tinted goggles for sure, finish swim a little longer before standing up and trying to run out of water..
Transition 1
  • 02m 7s

Well this was a big trans. area, I did make the right decision where I setup because I ended up being by the bike out, the only downfall was it was about 300 yards plus from the swim exit so running across the asphalt barefooted was no fun.. got sunglasses, helmet and bike shoes on good,grab bike and was gone...think my time was up due to the big trans. area and the ground I had to cover to get there...
What would you do differently?:

Try and run faster to my bike and get out of there...
  • 23m 16s
  • 9 miles
  • 23.21 mile/hr

Was able to get my breathing under control fairly quickly ,started passing people right at the start and didn't stop, was able to take most corners while pedaling and keep moving forward, was able to push hard in the flats and felt good on the inclines..Nutrition was water and some gatorade pro 02 drink..
What would you do differently?:

A little less high cadence and a lower gear on the inclines, that way I could clear incline at a greater speed..
Transition 2
  • 01m 44s

Was close to setup on bike in area,helmet off, put socks and shoes on, grabbed race number and visor, gone, had to run back across the parking lot to run exit, same ground I had to cover to get from the swim to my bike.. I think this was why my number was up because last week I was gone in 1:23..
What would you do differently?:

Just do some practice runs at home to see how fast I can get putting on socks and shoes..
  • 17m 2s
  • 2 miles
  • 08m 31s  min/mile

Well I pushed hard on the run knowing I only had two mlies to cover, last week I averaged 10:06 per mile, this week 8:31 per mile, I will take it considering I had knee surgery in Feb.2010 and wasn't released to run to May of 2010.. Still need to work on this area because looking at the other people ahead of me they ranked top 10 in age group and I was 26th..
What would you do differently?:

Nothing much I could have done differently.. just need to continue to do my run workouts and improve...
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked and cooled down and waited for some friends to cross the finish line.. had 32 ounces of water, apple and a banana..

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Need to work on sighting better and getting swimming stroke faster, also need to work on improving my run....

Event comments:

The trans. area to me needs to be marked better because it was a first come first serve basis, I had no idea where to set up being it was my first time here...
Overall a good event especially for beginners but I'm glad I was in an early wave start and got on the bike before the roads got congested with all the other bikers..
I'm very satisfied with my performance considering it was my first sprint and second tri event..

Last updated: 2010-05-17 12:00 AM
00:08:05 | 440 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/65
Overall: 0/1097
Performance: Average
Suit: 2xu trisuit endurance
Course: Callaway Gardens Robin Lake
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:07
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:23:16 | 09 miles | 23.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/65
Overall: 0/1097
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Fairly flat with a lot of turns and longer gradual inclines, that is where I was able to take down alot of people..
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:44
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:17:02 | 02 miles | 08m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 26/65
Overall: 0/1097
Performance: Average
Course: Course was fairly flat around the lake,mostly in the sun but had a few short portions with shade..
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3