Lums Pond Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Bear, Delaware
United States
Pirahna Sports
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 49m 52s
Overall Rank = 184/408
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 15/22
Pre-race routine:

Had a wedding the night before so not much sleep. Got there around 6:15, set up transition and hydrated.
  • 32m 19s
  • 880 yards
  • 03m 40s / 100 yards

In my opinion, thsi was at least 300 yards more than what it was last year. I cramped up about half way through for the first time ever. I found out its pretty difficult to swim with your legs dangling there.
What would you do differently?:

Not cramp up and work on sighting. These 2 things killed me and affected my mind the rest of the race :-(
Transition 1
  • 01m 11s

Was still feeling affects of the cramp during the swim while trying to get into my pedals and just didn't feel good.
  • 56m 29s
  • 19.5 miles
  • 20.71 mile/hr

Tried to make up time on the bike but I could just feel that knot in my calf waiting to act up. I did pretty much what my goal was @ 56 minutes. The construction part was rough on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder
Transition 2
  • 00m 47s

Couldn't have done it much faster. Only problem was I had to lift the bar to get my bike under. Not sure how that happened.
  • 19m 6s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 10s  min/mile

I love running but was not looking forward to it here with the calf issue. Trotted along for about 1/4 mile until I felt decent and then took off. Sprinted the last 1/4 mile to make up for my trotting
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched ALOT! Drank fluids and just enjoyed the atmosphere

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The swim and that cramp during it just really killed my spirit for a little bit.

Event comments:

The fact that no one involved with the race realized the swim was much longer than .5 miles really got to me. It was right last year and the athlete guide even showed a picture of last year's course. Being off by a 1/3 of the race distance is not acceptable in my mind. I know evweryone has to swim the same course, but I prepared for an 880 yd swim, not a 1200 yd swim.

Last updated: 2010-07-08 12:00 AM
00:32:19 | 880 yards | 03m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 21/22
Overall: 364/408
Performance: Bad
Suit: Not allowed
Course: Much longer than advertised
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:56:29 | 19.5 miles | 20.71 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/22
Overall: 118/408
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Flat but had construction so it was bumpy and had stones
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:47
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:06 | 03.1 miles | 06m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/22
Overall: 48/408
Performance: Good
Course: Flat and likely not measured right. I've never run that fast in my life and my legs were tired.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3