Smithfield Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Smithfield, Virginia
United States
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52F / 11C
Total Time = 1h 37m 2s
Overall Rank = 251/266
Age Group = 60-64
Age Group Rank = 8/8
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast at home: OJ English muffin with peanut butter
Banana and energy bar about 1:30 before my start time and drank 2 pints of additional H2O prior to race to hydrate. If I wasn't watching the starters I was in the bathroom, guess I was hydrated. Temperature in the 40s at start.
Event warmup:

Just walked around and watch other starters
  • 06m 46s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 16s / 100 meters

Gutter less pool has some trouble with turns. Right on given split time of 2:15/100M. But did swim last 100 breaststroke.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 06m 48s

Too slow, put shoes on wrong feet. Spent time setting GPS. Just way to long
What would you do differently?:

Run with Bike, Have GPS on, know left from right. Remember this is a race.
  • 39m 56s
  • 10 miles
  • 15.03 mile/hr

Strong head wing going out 20+MPH with Gusts. Past about 8 riders and was pasted by by 12-15. Last 4 miles went quite well with strong tail wing peek speed at about 22mph
Transition 2
  • 02m

Took quick Drink and removed long sleeve shirt, much better than T1
  • 41m 34s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 13m 22s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Need to spend more time on run training
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Run and bike training

Event comments:

This was my very first sprint triathlon.

Last updated: 2011-02-01 12:00 AM
00:06:46 | 300 meters | 02m 16s / 100meters
Age Group: 5/8
Overall: 196/266
Performance: Average
Suit: Jammer
Course: Pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 06:48
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:39:56 | 10 miles | 15.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/8
Overall: 233/266
Performance: Average
Could not read HR monitor
Wind: Strong with gusts
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 02:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:41:34 | 03.11 miles | 13m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/8
Overall: 257/266
Performance: Below average
Hart rate maxed out, forced to walk several times.
Course: Flat some short small hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %2%
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 3