Las Vegas Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
Mountain Man Events
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 47m 16s
Overall Rank = 160/290
Age Group = 25-29F
Age Group Rank = 12/28
Pre-race routine:

Not much - walked around, felt fine. Ate about 1/2 of a pb&j sandwich about 45' before start time.
Event warmup:

  • 18m 56s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 31s / 100 meters

Swim was not great. I couldn't really get in a rhythm because of bumping into other people and getting off course. Finally, in the last 200m or so, I started getting a good pace, sighting less.
What would you do differently?:

Just put my head down and swim more and let myself get off course a little if that's what happens.
Transition 1
  • 03m 34s

Worst part was running up the beach over all the rocks and then running over the street to the bike. My actual changing was pretty fast.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe get a jersey instead of the tank top I had so that it didn't get stuck and twisted while I was putting it on.
  • 47m 11s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 15.81 mile/hr

Felt pretty good about my bike pace - this is where I have made the greatest improvements! On most of the uphills I was able to keep it to 11-12mph, except a couple long ones where I dropped below 9mph. I even passed on hills! Never stopped pedaling except on the downhill after the long hill at around mile 9.5.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - felt good.
Transition 2
  • 01m 49s

No real problems - got shoes changed pretty quick.
  • 35m 47s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 11m 31s  min/mile

Started out so slow - legs were dead from the bike - and then I just couldn't pick it up much throughout the whole run.
What would you do differently?:

Train more with bricks! Really push it for first 1/2-1 mile, then slow down as necessary.
Post race
Event comments:

Main complaint is the swim location. Way too rocky, both getting in and out of the water. Maybe they could add those mats that I've seen at other races all the way from the edge of the water through the entire transition area.

Last updated: 2010-09-07 12:00 AM
00:18:56 | 750 meters | 02m 31s / 100meters
Age Group: 13/28
Overall: 0/290
Performance: Below average
Suit: Just bathing suit & bike shorts
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:34
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:47:11 | 12.43 miles | 15.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 13/28
Overall: 0/290
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty hilly - about 650 feet of climbing, I think.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:49
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:35:47 | 03.11 miles | 11m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/28
Overall: 0/290
Performance: Bad
Course: Steep hill for first 1/2 mile or so, then fairly flat.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4