Tri the Parks - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
Total Time = 1h 19m 29s
Overall Rank = 68/408
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 5/18
Pre-race routine:

Bagel, Infinit, Powerbar on the drive down. Got there with plenty of time to setup, but packet pickup lines were long. Took 5 minutes to prep transition, went down to the water.
Event warmup:

None aside from some light stretching
  • 12m 17s
  • 650 meters
  • 01m 53s / 100 meters

Not too bad a swim, IMO. Arms were tired going into it, and the hot water didnt help. Did good fighting for position right off the start, and good sighting and rounding buoys. Goggles filled with water within minutes of starting, so I was swimming blind mostly, especially going into the sun. Came out hot and not feeling good
What would you do differently?:

Check goggles for leaks, push harder, especially towards the end and the run to transition.
Transition 1
  • 00m 49s

Terribly cramped T-zones. Went as fast as I could, shoes on, run bike to mount and jumped on.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I am almost always pleased with my T times
  • 41m 51s
  • 14.3 miles
  • 20.50 mile/hr

A bit of uphill slowed me down right out of the park. At that moment, I think I mentally gave up on the race. I knew I wasnt going to perform my best that day, so I figured I would have fun with it. Pushed but not to the point I was ever uncomfortable. Came back into the park ready for the race to be over, but knowing I still had a run to do.
What would you do differently?:

Concentrate more and trust your fitness. I could have easily knocked 3 minutes of my time if I would have pushed harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

Walked briefly, not because I was tired, but because I had to think about what the hell I was doing. Felt disoriented. Whatever, it was still a good T time.
  • 23m 47s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 39s  min/mile

Could not move faster. I dont think I would have wanted to either. It wasnt as hilly as I was warned, but the hills at the campgrounds were pretty brutal. By the time my legs felt alright, the run was over.
What would you do differently?:

I have having slow run times. I want to get to 21 minutes by the end of the year. Very disappointed with the run times.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training volume from the past week. I think I am quickly realizing things that Coach Dan had said to me: you cant race well if you train all the time, and you cant train well if you race all the time. Your body just cant handle it. In addition, I think I am realizing that I can not do short course races and long course at the same time and excel at both (at least not at my current level of fitness). I am training myself to go long, and in control, not sprinting. Plus, I am always fatigued. I hope to be in better shape for Mistletoe, but based on how I feel now and that Mistletoe is a week after Cardinal Harbour, things are not looking good.

Event comments:

Tri the Parks always puts on good events.

Last updated: 2010-06-28 12:00 AM
00:12:17 | 650 meters | 01m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/18
Overall: 0/408
Performance: Average
Course: COunterclockwise Triangle, most swimming directly into the sun.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 87F / 31C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:49
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:41:51 | 14.3 miles | 20.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/18
Overall: 0/408
Performance: Below average
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:47 | 03.11 miles | 07m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 10/408
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4