Downtown Columbia Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Columbia, South Carolina
United States
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46F / 8C
Total Time = 1h 58m 30s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = MC
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Event warmup:

Swam 200 yards
  • 09m 35s
  • 500 meters
  • 01m 55s / 100 meters
Transition 1
  • 02m 20s

Toweled off, donned Under Armor Turtle Neck and socks. Put shoes on at rack rather than have them already on bike.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, it was too cold to not take the extra time to put on some clothes.
  • 32m 29s
  • 10 miles
  • 18.47 mile/hr

Missed a turn on first lap and had to turn around. Likely added 40 seconds to overall time. Felt good overall.
Transition 2
  • 01m 40s

Didn't use quick laces.
What would you do differently?:

Quick laces.
  • 26m 42s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 35s  min/mile

Felt much slower than actual time.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

First time, overall a good learning experience. Run can be faster with training. Can improve transitions. Missing a turn on the bike course didn't help.

Event comments:

Overall a great first triathlon experience. Terrible weather but well run event regardless. I thoroughly enjoyed the event and cannot wait for the next one.

Last updated: 2011-01-04 12:00 AM
00:09:35 | 500 meters | 01m 55s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 84/
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri Shorts
Course: 50 meter pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:20
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:32:29 | 10 miles | 18.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Hilly street course through city with traffic.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:40
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:26:42 | 03.11 miles | 08m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly, city streets.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 4