2010 Mountain Lakes Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Guntersville, Alabama
United States
Team Magic, Inc
Total Time = 1h 24m 25s
Overall Rank = 226/563
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 25/40
  • 08m 33s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 26s / 100 yards

Really shallow going out and coming in. Had to practically wade the last 50ft or so to shore, slowing my time. Ran over a few people on the way out, but tried to watch out.
What would you do differently?:

Go harder!
Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

Ran up to the transition. Shoes were open and ready for me. Threw them on. Then helmet and sunglasses. Ran to mount line. Had trouble clipping into my left pedal - about a 5 sec delay.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really. Maybe work on sprinting out of the water. I seemed pretty out of breath after the run up to transition.
  • 46m 58s
  • 16.2 miles
  • 20.70 mile/hr

Pace seemed too fast at some points, but I know that I could have pushed through it. I think it felt too fast because I didn't do any sprint work during the week before the race like normal. 2nd sprint race with a 20+mph bike avg - I'm pleased my speed is steadily increasing.
What would you do differently?:

Pushed harder through the slight downhill portions where I coasted. I tried not to coast below 20mph, but if I was pedaling during that time, I would have had a better overall average.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 27m 6s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 02s  min/mile

My legs felt like lead for the first mile and a half. Because my legs seemed to loosen up right at the turn around, I'm not sure if it's entirely physical - it may be a mental thing as well. One thing for sure, many more bike/run bricks would help that.
What would you do differently?:

I need to work on my bike-to-run bricks A LOT. I also need to race in ONLY running socks - the socks I used were not bad, but they still tore a quarter-sized spot of skin off my heal. Running socks are worth the investment.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and talked. Sat with my girlfriend in the AC and ate the post-race food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The week-before sprint training I normally do. Not enough bike-to-run bricks.

Event comments:

Very fun race. Definitely coming back to race next year!

Last updated: 2010-08-15 12:00 AM
00:08:33 | 600 yards | 01m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/40
Overall: 0/563
Performance: Good
Suit: 2 Jammers
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:46:58 | 16.2 miles | 20.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 20/40
Overall: 0/563
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Mostly flat & tiny rolling hills. Wind noticeable from miles 9-16, headwind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:06 | 03 miles | 09m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 29/40
Overall: 0/563
Course: Out and back on an asphalt running trail. Pretty flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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