Got the Nerve Sprint Traithlon - TriathlonSprint

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Mt Gretna, Pennsylvania
United States
66F / 19C
Total Time = 1h 47m 49s
Overall Rank = 438/588
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 32/49
Pre-race routine:

Ha! This was my first Tri. I didn't have much of a routine. If fact I didn't even swim to prepare for the race.

I got to the race about an hour and a half early. Next time I'll give myself more time. I went to registration and body marking. After I took my equipment to the transition area. I plugged in my iPod and started to lay out my gear. I actually looked at other people's gear to see how I should prepare.
Event warmup:

For a warm-up I did some basic stretches along with a couple of push ups and sit ups . I then took a quick jog of about a 1/4 mile then did 2 short sprints. I then did my stretches again.
  • 11m
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 12s / 100 yards

Great course well protected and the water was a good temp. I did not wear a wetsuit and I was fine.
What would you do differently?:

The only thing I would do differently is actually train for this portion of the event. According to my stopwatch I did the swim in about 11 minutes which was 3:30 minutes behind the best time in the field. I was happy with the swim.
Transition 1
  • 00m

this is a section where I could gain a lot of time in my next event. i will purchase tri bike shoes with just one strap. My current shoes 3 straps. I struggled a lot with putting the bid number on. Nice time I will just have a belt I can snap on and go.
What would you do differently?:

Practice this transition a lot and purchase some new equipment.
  • 40m
  • 16 miles
  • 24.00 mile/hr

Naturally I am a cyclist. This road course I think is more hilly than a normal tri road course. I have a road bike and I was able to pass the tri bikes on the hills but caught me after the hills. Very challenging course I loved it.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 00m

Again this is a area I will work on but this transition was much smoother than T1
What would you do differently?:

Not much
  • 00m
  • 3 miles
  •  min/mile

I twisted my left ankle when it went from paved road to the path. My run time was horrible.
What would you do differently?:

I wouldn't get hurt
Post race
Warm down:

Walked my bike back to my car. I felt really good after the race. i had been preparing for it for about 7 months.

Event comments:

Fantastic job and fantastic course. I will see you next year.

Last updated: 2010-05-23 12:00 AM
00:11:00 | 500 yards | 02m 12s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/588
Performance: Below average
Suit: No Wetsuit
Course: This was a lake swim. The course was in a triangle shape. The course was well mark and well protected by volunteers in canoes and kayaks. The wave starts were well announced and very organized.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 66F / 19C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:40:00 | 16 miles | 24.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/588
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Open road course. Right outside of the transition area for about 1/8 mile there were a lot of potholes. It was a narrow country road and the township wasn't able to pave it. The race staff did a great job of marking the potholes with orange paint. The rest of the course was country highway that was well paved. At all major turns the had staff directing traffic
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 22
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:00:00 | 03 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/49
Overall: 0/588
Performance: Bad
Course: Road course was great. It started out on a paved road then went to a rail-to-trails path.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below 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] 5