Culpeper Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Culpeper, Virginia
United States
Set-up, Inc.
Total Time = 1h 20m 54s
Overall Rank = 21/567
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/39
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast got to race site around 7'ish. Packed up everything the night before... race site is 15 minutes from my door. In tuning my bike the night before the race discovered my front shifter wasn't working and was boogering my front dérailleur... tinkered with it @ home and made a beeline to bike tech before the race. Was worried it might hinder me somehow, turns out my shifter is most likely shot and I didn't need my little ring... was just worried it would interfere with my big rings. Racetech hooked me up making sure it wasn't going to mess me up... great guy, he actually is my local bike shop owner.
Event warmup:

Swam about 250m, felt great, water temp not horribly warm.
  • 13m 2s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

My best OWS to date. Off season work is paying off. Was chatting on the shore when they announced 90 seconds to my wave start. Hit the water and went for the front inside corner area. Went with my clear goggles which was a great choice. Sighting was almost perfect, drafted a little, but couldn't find someone to draft on for long. Turn buoys were a bit congested and someone got me on my right arm with some sharp fingernails. Swam close to the shore as opposed to standing up earlier like I did last year. Felt great.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing different on race day, stuff to do is increase my speed.
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

Sort of a long T1, someone had put a purple swim cap @ the end of my row which helped finding my rack.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe hustle a little more, shoes didn't go on perfect, transition area was a little tight with bikes on my rack and someone had tons of stuff in their transition beside me... bike pump, backpack, etc.
  • 45m 11s
  • 17.25 miles
  • 22.91 mile/hr

Bike is my strong suit right now. Didn't hammer it because I know and hate the run course. Great bike ride, enjoy this leg of races.
What would you do differently?:

As usual I probably could hammer it a bit more on this leg.
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s

Second race with my Zoots, didn't go on as easy as the last race, but a good overall transition.
What would you do differently?:

I'm nitpicking, but would have liked to cut this one by 15 seconds or so... maybe a bit more.
  • 20m 14s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 31s  min/mile

Run was OK, have a negative attitude about the run course. Don't like it and the uphill portion/s @ its outset, but not a bad performance on it I suppose.
What would you do differently?:

Probably could have paced the guy in my AG that ran it in 19'ish minutes that passed me.
Post race
Warm down:

Stood around and chatted with some folks, Gatorade or two with some pizza.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Push the pace here and there... this pertains to swim, bike and run.

Event comments:

The Setup people were really great in getting me into this one. Super appreciative and enjoyed a very well organized race. Will probably be doing this one every year... maybe I'll learn to love the run here.

Last updated: 2010-07-17 12:00 AM
00:13:02 | 820 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/39
Overall: 75/567
Performance: Good
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:15
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:45:11 | 17.25 miles | 22.91 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/39
Overall: 9/567
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling hills, think the course is closer to 17.2 than the advertised 15.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:13
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:14 | 03.11 miles | 06m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/39
Overall: 30/567
Performance: Average
Course: Course with two spurs. Uphill and then down Montellago hill and back up it, up a little incline, down another hill with a turn around, back up the hill and then pretty much down hill and flat to the finish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
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] 5