Giant Acorn International - TriathlonOlympic

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Bumpass, Virginia
United States
Set-Up Inc.
60F / 16C
Total Time = 2h 20m 32s
Overall Rank = 57/413
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/43
Pre-race routine:

Up around 6:30. Lounged around the house. Had some whole wheat toast with almond butter and honey. Sipped on a bottle of GU Brew the rest of the morning.
Event warmup:

10 minutes on the run course. A short swim to loosen up.
  • 22m 36s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 23s / 100 yards

This was a pretty good swim for me. Got a good clean start. Couldn't find any feet, saw another guy way to my left and that was it. The orange 'guide' buoys were all over the place. I was inside of every one of them as the shortest line was directly to the yellow turn buoys. There was a wave ahead of me, and I caught a bunch of them at the first turn buoy. Was navigating traffic for the rest of the swim. I swam hard and think I paced well. Had a bit of a screw up at the last turn buoy. Didn't know there was one at the end of the dock, and didn't see it til I just started turning to swim along the dock so I had to turn at the last minute to go around it. Probably cost me 10 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing besides try to find some feet. But there wasn't really any targets since it's a wide starting area.
Transition 1
  • 01m 58s

I had a fairly good T1. My wetsuit came off real easily. My only problem was that I was REALLY maxed out. Just struggling to get my bearings/breathing was way out of control coming out of the water. Thought about sitting down and taking a rest! But I didn't.

4/43 in AG.
44/412 OA.
  • 1h 09m 9s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.56 mile/hr

I don't know what happened here. I didn't push the pace like I should have. The second loop there was lots of traffic to work through. Lots of riders not knowing to stay right, etc.

For some reason I wasn't ready to race this to the best abilities.
What would you do differently?:

Race harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s

This was fine. No hangups. I took my time getting my shoes on, just focused on being smooth.
9/43 AG.
72/412 OA.
What would you do differently?:

Bodyglide on my feet as my shoes rubbed a spot raw on the top of my foot.
  • 45m 4s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 16s  min/mile

This was ok. My right hamstring was threatening to cramp on me during the first loop. The second loop it sort of worked itself out. I ran pretty hard, but I can go faster. I think I settled into a 'groove' to get my legs going and then forgot that I really need to consciously push the pace out of my comfort zone in a race!
What would you do differently?:

Run faster!
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

My head. Ragnar Relay the week before probably didn't help all that much.

Event comments:

Post race food was junk this year. They need to step that up.

Last updated: 2010-06-16 12:00 AM
00:22:36 | 1640 yards | 01m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/43
Overall: 18/413
Performance: Good
Suit: QR Hydrofull
Course: Triangle in Lake Anna.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:09:09 | 24.85 miles | 21.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/43
Overall: 123/413
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Mostly flat, but some rolling terrain. Good roads. 2 loops.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:45:04 | 06.21 miles | 07m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/43
Overall: 77/413
Performance: Average
Course: 2 loop course. Mostly on a rolling road, then a short trail section. 2x.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4