Smithfield Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Smithfield, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
45F / 7C
Total Time = 58m 47s
Overall Rank = 53/265
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 8/20
Pre-race routine:

Set up stuff, get changed, etc.
Event warmup:

Took the bike out for a two mile ride, practiced flying mount and dismount. Swam 250 yards in the pool and then went outside to acclimate to the cold shock. Went back inside to keep warm and stretch till the start.
  • 04m 32s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 23s / 100 yards

Actually decided to take it easy this year in the pool and sacrifice the swim for a better bike and run. Planning not to pass anybody but it got so jumbled up that I had to do it and ended up passing to people back to back which left me nobody to draft.
Transition 1
  • 00m 50s

First time racing and doing a running mount. Worked fine except that my shoes were a little more difficult to get on while my feet were wet. 2nd in age group for T1.
  • 28m 48s
  • 10 miles
  • 20.83 mile/hr

From mile 1 to mile 6 knots were developing in both calves due to the cold shock from the pool. Spent a lot of time standing up out of the saddle and stretching my calves. Could have done at least a minute faster. Somewhat disappointed in that, but it was a result of the cold, not training. Also, the wind was so strong that when pulling shoes off before the dismount I almost got blown in the ditch. Very lucky there.
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

When I racked my bike, I knocked another bike down and had to fix that twice. Wasted about 10 seconds on it. 8th in AG in T2.
  • 23m 42s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 37s  min/mile

Didn't drink for the whole race. Still suffering from the cold with tight lungs. But I pushed through the run without slowing down and without stopping. Something that hurt too much to do last time 2 years ago.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

The cold air and the wind.

Event comments:

Great short race. Fun atmosphere.

Last updated: 2011-02-13 12:00 AM
00:04:32 | 328 yards | 01m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/20
Overall: 24/265
Performance: Average
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:28:48 | 10 miles | 20.83 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/20
Overall: 61/265
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: Easy with one section of hills, the rest is flat.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:58
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:42 | 03.11 miles | 07m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/20
Overall: 85/265
Performance: Good
Course: slight grade for most of the run, but it worked both ways.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4