Culpeper Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Culpeper, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
83F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 24m 58s
Overall Rank = 19/265
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/20
Pre-race routine:

Nothing special, regular breakfast and got to the race site with time to spare.
Event warmup:

Little splashing in the lake, relieved the water wasn't as warm as I had thought it could be with the high temps leading into the race.
  • 15m 4s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Not a bad swim considering... sighting was really nice and by turn buoy one had enough room to swim. Start was a LOT crowded. Slowed a lot on the first leg by other swimmers.
What would you do differently?:

Guess I could swim more, have hardly been swimming... form, overall cardio and technique got me through this one.
Transition 1
  • 01m 14s

Not a bad T1
What would you do differently?:

Ok T1, as usual could hustle up a bit more.
  • 45m 49s
  • 16 miles
  • 20.95 mile/hr

Probably could have gone a bit harder and living so close to the race site I could and should be riding the course from time to time.
What would you do differently?:

Go a bit harder and ride the course more.
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s

11th best T2, so pretty good I suppose. Felt pretty good coming back in from the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Slip on Zoots are the T2 bomb.
  • 22m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 04s  min/mile

Pretty poor 5K for me, but happy overall with the race.
What would you do differently?:

Knee injury really held me back in training up to this race. I could have pushed the pace a bit, but finishing this race was all I was really hoping for.
Post race
Warm down:

Bottle of water and sat in a kiddie pool with some ice... felt really good. Mingled with tri friends and family. Had some watermelon and a little piece of a turkey sub from Subway.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Knee injury leading up to the race killed a lot of training... feel pretty good overall coming from being able to hardly move around to completing an event.

Event comments:

Love Setup Events races. Big thanks to my wife for supporting me going into this race, coming off my injury I had lots of mental stuff going on... big thanks goes to her for believing in me.

Last updated: 2011-03-21 12:00 AM
00:15:04 | 820 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/20
Overall: 72/265
Performance: Average
Course: Triangle...
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:14
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:45:49 | 16 miles | 20.95 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/20
Overall: 8/265
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Course is closer to 17 I think, but anyway didn't feel I had a great ride but my time and bike split say otherwise.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:53
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:00 | 03.11 miles | 07m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/20
Overall: 37/265
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly 5K
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5