Smithfield Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Smithfield, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 04m 17s
Overall Rank = 105/500
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/11
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4:45 to eat breakfast. I loaded the bike and all of my things into the van and headed over to pick up my friend at 6:45. The race didn't start till 10 but we had a 45 minute drive to get to the race site. We got there a little before transition was supposed to open. We noticed there were people already going in early, so we grabbed out bikes out of the van and grabbed a prime spot on our assigned rack.
Event warmup:

It was super windy and a little chilly. I was not supposed to get into the pool until 39 minutes after the race started, so I did not do anything to warm up.
  • 05m 44s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters

Started off good. After the first 75m the swimmer behind me touched my toes. I stopped at the at the wall and let him pass. He got a little ways up and then must have run out of gas. He started breast stroking. Really! He should have stayed behind me. I lost time stopping at the wall for him. Oh well, such is the crap shoot that is the pool swim.
What would you do differently?:

Not let the guy pass....speed up myself.
Transition 1
  • 00m 54s

Ran to my bike. Slipped the shoes on, helmet and glasses on, then I was off.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing! This is the fastest I have ever done my t1. I am very happy with it!
  • 31m 5s
  • 10 miles
  • 19.30 mile/hr

Got to the mount line and got on the bike. It was an open course, so there were cars. Just as I was headed out for the bike a car pulled in front of me. He kept slowing way down and stopping for the bikers ahead of him. I ended up having to pass him on the left so that I could get up to speed and go. Darn vehicles. It was super windy on the bike, that made the hills a lot harder. I rode with my aero wheels, so I had to really stay out of my aero bars, the strong crosswinds kept pushing the bike to the right. Once I got to the flat part at about the half way mark, the wind was at my back. I was able to pick up my speed looked down and I was at 26. It felt so good! Settled down to about 22-23 for the rest of the ride.
What would you do differently?:

Train on the hills more. It is flat as pancakes where we live. I def. need to get more hill work in.
Transition 2
  • 00m 49s

Took my shoes off, put the running shoes on, put my visor on, and grabbed my race belt. Started running out of T2 while putting my race belt on.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Super happy with my time.
  • 25m 46s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 17s  min/mile

My first mile was at 8:01. I started dipping into the 7's which is where I needed to be, but at about 1.5 miles in, I got a horrible side pain. The same one that I got at the recent Half mary that I ran. It hurt alot. I had to slow down. I tried to squeeze it, breath deep. But nothing seemed to help. It really frustrated me. The last 1/2mile, I was able to pick up the pace again and sprint it through the finish line.
What would you do differently?:

Figure out why I have been getting the side pain, and make it not happen anymore. I can run much faster than I ended up running.
Post race
Warm down:

Stood around for a bit to see some of the group run it in. Then showered and waited around for the awards ceremony.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Crappy side cramp!!

Event comments:

Had a blast. Really shocked me to get first in my age group. Also I was ranked first in all areas throughout the race, except for the run (which is usually my strongest part).

Last updated: 2011-01-03 12:00 AM
00:05:44 | 300 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri Suit
Course: Indoor meter pool/ snake swim/ 6 lanes/ swimmer starts every 10 seconds
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:54
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:31:05 | 10 miles | 19.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/11
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Good
Course: Hills for the first 4 miles, then it flats out. Basically an out and back in a big loop.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:49
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:46 | 03.11 miles | 08m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/11
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back through the neighborhood.
Keeping cool Good 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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4