Tri the Parks - Indian Springs State Park - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 0/10
Pre-race routine:

Ate a cinnamon raisin bagel and had a protien shake. Tried to drink as much water as possible.
Event warmup:

I just got in the water a little bit before the race start.
  • 17m 44s
  • 656 yards
  • 02m 42s / 100 yards

My swim was the worst part of this race. I got hit the entire way. There was a girl that I kept trying to get away from but I think she was following me. She was doing some sort of frog kick and every time that foot went out, it hit me somewhere. I also got punched in the head a few times, once really hard by a novice from the wave behind me. The start of the race was the worst. I couldn't get my breathing down and almost panicked. Once I got about 200 meters out, I calmed down and just plodded and fought along.
Transition 1
  • 01m 10s

I had a great spot in the transition area. Though I still had to run the length of the transition area to get to it..but it was right next to the bike exit. At least I didn't have to run in my bike cleats.
What would you do differently?:

  • 45m 12s
  • 12.8 miles
  • 16.99 mile/hr

I felt pretty good about the bike. I probably could have done better, but it is such an improvement since the beginning of the season.
What would you do differently?:

go faster
Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

I have been having problems with blisters on my feet so I wore some old running shoes that I thought wouldn't bother me. This was a good choice. I also decided to wear socks which I think helped as well but took time in the transition. My feet were still wet so getting the socks on was tough, but not so much so that I regret it.
  • 29m 39s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 34s  min/mile

This is the best run I have done in a triathlon so far. I decided that I didn't want to walk (I did walk as I was drinking through two water stations, but I started running almost immediately after two or three sips of water). It was really hilly but I kept telling myself that I could do it. I am pleased with the run - I know I can do it now and will go faster from now on.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate bagel and 2 (yes 2) bananas. Walked around and talked to other competitors.

Event comments:

It took a while for the results to be posted and then they weren't divided into categories. I guess since I have been to 3 other of the tri the parks races and they have had results posted almost immediately after I cross the finish line, I was a bit spoiled. This was a pretty big race, over 500 competitors. I still got 1st in the Master's athena (old fat chicks) category.

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Last updated: 2006-04-18 12:00 AM
00:17:44 | 656 yards | 02m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:10
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:45:12 | 12.8 miles | 16.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/
Wind: None
Course: This was an out and back course. There was a long, not too steep but winding hill as you come out of the park. There were other rolling hills along the way.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:20
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:29:39 | 03.1 miles | 09m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/10
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: The course started out running around grassy areas between parking lots and roads then went to a road and did some loops around some camping areas. It was pretty hilly.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4