Hiwaay Huntsville Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Huntsville, Alabama
United States
Total Time = 55m 3s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/33
Pre-race routine:

Honey nut cheerios and coffee. My usual breakfast minus the turkey sausage.
Event warmup:

Ran around for about 10 minutes to get the heart rate up.
  • 10m 14s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 20s / 100 yards

This is a reverse tri, and I really didn't think very far ahead. I got in the pool and noticed the shirt that I should have taken off along with my race belt were still on. Threw off the race belt, but the wet shirt wasn't coming off. I felt it swooshing back and forth the whole time.
What would you do differently?:

I need to just buy a tri shirt. Also I could have pushed more, but this was basically a workout for my Olympic tri next week.
Transition 1
  • 00m

So T1 is run to bike. I had problems with my helmet fastening. I didn't run into T1.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out what is wrong with helmet. Suck it up and run through T1.
  • 21m 25s
  • 6 miles
  • 16.81 mile/hr

This is the shortest bike ride I've done in a while. I think it went well enough.
What would you do differently?:

I could practice sprints on the bike more.
Transition 2
  • 00m

This is where I neglected to take off my shirt and race belt. Aside from that it went well enough.
  • 23m 25s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 49s  min/mile

I'm used to pacing with a watch, so trying to sprint for 3 miles was a bit difficult. I walked up the hill trying to get my heart rate lower, but I'm not sure if it was worth it. Next time just run it.
What would you do differently?:

I'm training for a Olympic distance tri next weekend, so if I want to do better at this race I need to work on shorter runs.
Post race
Warm down:

Wander around and talked to a few friends. Ate a bagel and had some powerade.

Event comments:

This is a really good race for beginners. It's rather small and organized well.

Last updated: 2010-07-24 12:00 AM
00:10:14 | 437 yards | 02m 20s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: 400m swim in a pool.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:21:25 | 06 miles | 16.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
Wind: None
Course: Pretty flat point to point.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:25 | 03 miles | 07m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/
Course: This is the start of the race. It's a trail run with one big hill at mile 2.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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