Sylvania Triathlon - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Sylvania, Ohio
United States
Elite Endeavors
84F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 49m 51s
Overall Rank = 359/370
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 17/18
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5:45 and left my house at 6:30. Made a PB&J for breakfast and drank a little gatorade and water.
Event warmup:

Stretched a little, that was about it!
  • 12m 19s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 48s / 100 yards

Swim was hard for me. I can swim a mile in a pool no problem, but this was my first ever open water swim (I know, I should have practiced). I was a lot more winded than I thought I would be.

The zipper of my Louis Garner TigerShark suit broke while putting it on, but I still wore it anyway.
What would you do differently?:

I was so exhausted that I walked to T1. I need to work on my open water swim so I can run to my bike! I'm planning on joining Team Toledo next summer so that I can join them in their open water swim practices at the lake.
Transition 1
  • 04m 48s

I wore Zoot tri shoes and it took me forever to clean the sand off my feet and get them on.
What would you do differently?:

I need to shave a good 2 minutes on my time and really practice cleaning my feet and putting shoes on! Next time I'll bring a tray of water to dip them in like I saw others do.
  • 52m 41s
  • 13 miles
  • 14.81 mile/hr

Good course, very little hills. I felt good on the bike. My goal was to do 4 min miles and I came just over that.
What would you do differently?:

I'm currently riding a Trek Hybrid and know I would benefit from a tri bike or a road bike. I also need to log more miles to get down to a 3 min mile pace.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

No shoe changes, so had a fast transition.
What would you do differently?:

Need to be in better shape to run in run out!
  • 39m 5s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 12m 34s  min/mile

The run is my weakest for sure. I did a 5k last year and my time was about 37 min, so I'm happy that I was only 2 min slower despite swimming and biking first!
What would you do differently?:

I need to train harder and get faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Kissed my husband (he also competed), grabbed some Twizzlers and fruit,and drank half a beer provided by the beer tent. LOVE the fact that for ID I showed my calf.

Event comments:

It's my first so I don't have anything to compare it to. I expected there to be drink stations at every mile, but there was only one at the beginning of the race and one 2 miles in. I could have really used one at the 1 mile mark.

Last updated: 2010-08-08 12:00 AM
00:12:19 | 440 yards | 02m 48s / 100yards
Age Group: 15/18
Overall: 0/370
Performance: Below average
Suit: TigerShark
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:48
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:52:41 | 13 miles | 14.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/18
Overall: 0/370
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:01
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:39:05 | 03.11 miles | 12m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/18
Overall: 0/370
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4