Smithfield Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Smithfield, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 1h 12m 47s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Up early for a 3 hr drive to the event, got there early, setup and relaxed for a while.
Event warmup:

Just Streching.
  • 06m 44s
  • 328 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards

Still don't have this swimming thing down, during my training I swim and feel somewhat confident and relaxed. During this swim I just felt like I was rushing and couldn't breath like I wanted, but overall I'm pleased since I passed two people.
What would you do differently?:

Continue to train maybe push on my training swims a bit more to get the feel of the race adrenaline.
Transition 1
  • 02m 50s

Dried feet off put socks and shoes on, eat a gu ad drank some water.
What would you do differently?:

Eventually I will get some clip on shoes for the bike, but for now I will do the socks and shoe thing.
  • 35m 2s
  • 10 miles
  • 17.13 mile/hr

Probably could have pushed a bit more, but I was trying to save my legs a bit for the run since I cramped so bad in my first TRI...
What would you do differently?:

Continue to trian and push harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 50s

Just took it easy so I could get my legs under me. Eat another GU and drank some more.
What would you do differently?:

Continue with training focusing on some bricks to get my legs use to the trainsiton.
  • 26m 23s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 29s  min/mile

All I can say is WOW... That is a 5K PR for me. I felt like I was running much slower. I did not cramp up at all so my stratagy work for that.
What would you do differently?:

Continue to train and improve and start to push my self a bit harder each time.
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked around streched alittle.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Just my own ability, since this was my second ever TRI and my first one was a total mess. I'm very happy with the progress I have made and will continue to improve.

Event comments:

Second event for me and from what I have read Setup Events always does a good Job and they did it again. Looking forward to my next race.

Last updated: 2011-12-13 12:00 AM
00:06:44 | 328 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:50
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:35:02 | 10 miles | 17.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:50
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:23 | 03.11 miles | 08m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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