Giant Acorn International - TriathlonOlympic

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Bumpass, Virginia
United States
Set-Up Inc.
Total Time = 2h 33m 47s
Overall Rank = 141/648
Age Group = Mals 30-34
Age Group Rank = 19/43
Pre-race routine:

Arrived plenty early. Normal routine. First race with wetsuit.
Event warmup:

  • 33m 53s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 04s / 100 yards

I am not a strong swimmer, and my navigation is horrible. This was a good swim for me, considering my major flaws.
What would you do differently?:

Just need experience in open water.
Transition 1
  • 02m 18s
  • 1h 08m 48s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 21.67 mile/hr

Bike leg felt pretty good. Second lap felt harder and slower, but still strong. I felt the wind, and earo position seemed to help a lot. I was able to stay tucked almost the whole time.
Transition 2
  • 02m

getting watch on was sticky, turned wrong way out of TA.
What would you do differently?:

put watch on after transition. Practice leaving shoes on bike if surface permits which this course didnt. Too much gravel on long driveway after dismount line.
  • 46m 50s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile

strong run, course was two loops with 2 or 3 decent hills per lap.
Post race
Warm down:


Event comments:

I love VTS events. The size is just race, and the staff always puts on a great race.

Last updated: 2010-10-03 12:00 AM
00:33:53 | 1640 yards | 02m 04s / 100yards
Age Group: 35/43
Overall: 267/648
Performance: Average
Suit: X-terra Vortex 3 sleeveless
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:18
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:08:48 | 24.85 miles | 21.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 17/43
Overall: 115/648
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 86
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:46:50 | 06.21 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/43
Overall: 99/648
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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