Tri the Parks - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 33m 43s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 8/11
Pre-race routine:

Got up early, had some oatmeal with nuts and fruit, some coffee and headed out the door.
Event warmup:

Short jog, then made my way down to the lake for a short swim.
  • 16m 58s
  • 600 meters
  • 02m 50s / 100 meters

I suck at swimming. I was doing good through the first 200 meters. Once I made the first turn, I got hit in the face and it went downhill from there. I am really at a lost on what to do about race swimming.
What would you do differently?:

Keep at it.
Transition 1
  • 00m 54s

Pretty good transition. It was a very tight transition area and a downhill run with the bike made it interesting.
What would you do differently?:

Just pick up the pace. I was pretty gassed after the swim and the uphill run.
  • 45m 50s
  • 14.3 miles
  • 18.72 mile/hr

Just eh...Wasn't really happy with this at all. I just couldn't seem to get the legs going.
Transition 2
  • 01m 15s

Had to stop well short of the dismount line b/c of an ambulance coming out. Uphill run back to transition then had some trouble finding my spot. Once I made it there, someone racked their bike in my spot so I had to move it.

Got the running shoes on and got out of there.
What would you do differently?:

I just messed this one up. Need to remember where my rack is.
  • 28m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile

I just blew up. Didn't have my head in it at all. I was upset about the swim, disappointed with the bike, and just didn't have my head in the game.
What would you do differently?:

Mental toughness. I know I am faster than that. Just need to man up.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some water and found some shade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

It's all in my head. Once I had a bad swim, I let that dictate the rest of my day. I am going to really pick up the training. A lot of swimming and running. I have kinda just been sitting back lately. I am going to pick a plan, hit it hard and see what kind of results I can get.

Event comments:

Good race with lots of volunteers. Other than the poor performance I had, I still had a good time.

Last updated: 2010-06-08 12:00 AM
00:16:58 | 600 meters | 02m 50s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/11
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 87F / 31C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Bad
Waves: Bad Navigation: Good
Rounding: Below average
Time: 00:54
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:45:50 | 14.3 miles | 18.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/11
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Moderately hilly. Not the easiest course or the hardest.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 87
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:15
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:28:45 | 03.11 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/11
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 4