Giant Acorn International - TriathlonOlympic

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Bumpass, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
57F / 14C
Total Time = 2h 59m 1s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Novice
Age Group Rank = 15/22
Pre-race routine:

Nothing special
Event warmup:

Just stretch. It was really cold outside and I really didn't want to enter the water and catch a cold.
  • 33m 59s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 16s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

train more and more, specially breathing to both sides instead of just to the left
Transition 1
  • 04m 12s

I took a long time to put my t-shirt and my socks and snickers. I am sure you can do this much faster. Overall, not that bad for the first race, but you can definitely do it faster.
What would you do differently?:

Use a wetsuit and have all my clothes and number tag with me as soon as I get out of the pool. I changed my t-shirts twice during the race... not a good idea.
  • 1h 21m 24s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.32 mile/hr

I was already tired by the second lap and I have an old bike. Unfortunately, the bike can save you many minutes and I realized this during the race.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe have a better bike
Transition 2
  • 04m 23s

I had to use the restroom. That could kill your T2 time, for sure.
What would you do differently?:

Try and have the same t-shirt during the whole race instead of exchanging them during the race
  • 55m 10s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 53s  min/mile

I consider this to be my strength, but unfortunately I had a problem with my knee after just 3 kilometers. I am sure I could have ran the distance in 50 minutes, or so.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, just pray that the next time my knee helps me and don't bother until the end of the race
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

It was my first race and I think I learned that technique is very important. For example, during your swim, it is not good to be stopping every 2 minutes to check where are you going. You can loose a lot of time doing this.
The bike is very important. Just try and get a good bike for this.

Event comments:

I completely recommend this experience. It was a great day that I hope I can repeat many times from now on.

Last updated: 2011-10-03 12:00 AM
00:33:59 | 1500 meters | 02m 16s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: No
Course: If you breath to your left (my case), the second 500m leg was quite difficult because of the waves. Other than that, great place to swim.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:12
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:21:24 | 24.85 miles | 18.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Little
Course: Very good and fast
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 04:23
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:55:10 | 06.21 miles | 08m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Very smooth, not so difficult
Keeping cool Good 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] 4