The Grandman Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Fairhope, Alabama
United States
Mobile Bay Watch
Total Time = 1h 29m 19s
Overall Rank = 43/530
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/57
Pre-race routine:

Drove over, so up around 3:30, had a peanut butter english muffin and a bananna. Gatorade and water bottles
Event warmup:

  • 10m 16s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

Felt good on the swim, started pretty strong and eased up a bit toward the end.
What would you do differently?:

Try to keep up the pace the whole time.
Transition 1
  • 03m 9s

Took way too long, have got to cut time off here.
What would you do differently?:

Not be so frantic, just stay calm and in control and get everything together and move quickly.
  • 51m 34s
  • 18 miles
  • 20.94 mile/hr

Really pushed it on the bike and had huge improvements in speed from my only other tri on a tougher course. I felt pretty strong on the bike and it was encouraging to pass as many or more people than passed me.
What would you do differently?:

Probably back off a little on the last few miles, really hurt my run.
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s

Not nearly as bad as T1, but still could have saved a little bit of time.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to pull shoes out and come in moving.
  • 22m 58s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 25s  min/mile

Didn't have my legs, I don't know what happened, I just couldn't pick up speed at all. Felt slow the whole time and I knew it, but I just wasn't ready to hit it when I got off the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Probably lay off the bike a little the last few miles to save something for the run.
Post race
Warm down:

Pizza and gatorade

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough brick work, not being mentally ready to run hard off the bike.

Event comments:

The course is great, and very well set up postrace events, but that turn coming down the hill on the bike isn't safe.

Last updated: 2010-06-18 12:00 AM
00:10:16 | 600 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/57
Overall: 26/530
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: Out and back, easily navigated, very shallow water.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:09
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:51:34 | 18 miles | 20.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/57
Overall: 0/530
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: The hill coming out was brutal, the rest of the ride was fast with very few hills, but that turn coming back in was ridiculously not safe coming down that hill.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:24
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:58 | 03.1 miles | 07m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/57
Overall: 0/530
Performance: Bad
Course: Back up the brutal hill to start, and then continued on a slight uphill for the first 1+ mile. Then you come back down the hill and level out for the last 3/4 mile
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
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