Tri the Parks - Indian Springs State Park - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
84F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 31m 12s
Overall Rank = 312/475
Age Group = m clydesdales
Age Group Rank = 19/37
Pre-race routine:

Ate a clif bar, set up transition area,walked around and took in the vibe, talked to some other bt'ers, and drank some gatorade and water. Listened to some music
Event warmup:

Swam 100 meters, stretched for about ten minutes and had a gu about 15 minutes before the race.
  • 15m 36s
  • 656 yards
  • 02m 23s / 100 yards

First open water swim with flailing bodies all around- could have been faster, but I went with a moderate and consistent pace- kept my cool. I could have gone faster- but I am not dissapointed- The run to transition probably burned another 45 seconds also
What would you do differently?:

Just practice swimming- I have some natural ability (simply because I hardly trained on swimming) Also with this experience I wont be as reluctant to paddle though other swimmers. Main thing is just finding time to get in some pool time ( an accessable pool would be helpful too).

Transition 1
  • 01m 24s

Felt that I set up area well- lost a lens in sunglasses so i did without them, also too a few seconds to take a sip of gatorade
What would you do differently?:

Time to get better sunglasses
  • 43m 56s
  • 12.8 miles
  • 17.48 mile/hr

I need to get faster- I left a little in the tank, but I squandered some opportunities to shave time- Also some guy was hugginh the left on the last mile (the fastest part) and I could not pass him legally- that was frustrating- cost me 30 seconds or so
What would you do differently?:

I think as I lose weight and keep training this will get better for me- I was actually pleased with the performance- this is a weak spot for me- I have only been cycling seriously for a couple of months now. Just got clip on aerobars and they were great- just need to get used to them. Other than that I could just buy a 5000$ bike to shave a few seconds, for now I'll stick to my 25 pounds of steel.
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

pretty clean- forgot to ditch my gu flask- annoying bouncing around my back on the run so I pitched it
What would you do differently?:

Just use the gu packets- they are easier and lighter
  • 29m 9s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 24s  min/mile

man it was tough to get the legs churning- I was surprised to run in under 30- I felt like I was soo slow. I really struggled uphill and I have developed some killer shin splints. I survived and felt good at the and ans sprinted my heart out the last 1/4 mile or so
What would you do differently?:

More bike to run bricks- also need to integrate some speed training in my run- As I lose weight and get stronger it will get better
Post race
Warm down:

drank water, gatorade, hammer gel recovery drink. Ate bagel, banana, and cookie. Also walked for about 20 minutes

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my inexperience and physical conditioning. I have come a long way and am very happy with where I finished- but this is a starting point and the pressure to do better next time will motivate me

Event comments:

Great experience- the other bt'ers really enhanced the experience. Cant wait to do another

Last updated: 2006-04-24 12:00 AM
00:15:36 | 656 yards | 02m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/475
Performance: Average
Suit: none
Course: out and around
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:24
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:43:56 | 12.8 miles | 17.48 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/475
Wind: Little
Course: good hill climb out of the park- rest of course rolling- fast on the second half
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:09 | 03.1 miles | 09m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/37
Overall: 0/475
Performance: Average
Course: rolling hills- seemed to be more uphill than down (could just be me though)
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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] 5