Appalachian Power Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Huddleston, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 14m 18s
Overall Rank = 23/215
Age Group = Men 50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/20
Pre-race routine:

Typical transition set up, chatted with rack mates
Event warmup:

About 5 minutes of light swimming
  • 12m 40s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

I had a good swim, not great. Got bumped around a little bit at the beginning, but nothing crazy. I had not focused on the swim this spring - I had a good swim, not great.
What would you do differently?:

More training yardage
Transition 1
  • 02m 14s

I struggled with getting my wetsuit off
What would you do differently?:

Practice wetsuit removal
  • 37m 44s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.77 mile/hr

I had a good bike ride. This is not my strength, so this was a big improvement for me from last year.

Fair amount of traffic on the course - I got boxed in once and almost had to stop.
What would you do differently?:

Ride more!
Transition 2
  • 01m

T2 was good, nothing bad.
What would you do differently?:

  • 20m 41s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 39s  min/mile

I had a really good run, my best triathlon 5k ever. I had trained for Boston this year, so my running was really strong.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Chatted with fellow competitors, walked, ate, rehydrated.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

T1 was a little weak. I need to ride more and improve my bike split

Event comments:

I had a really good race. This was an improvement of 4 minutes from last year and a sprint PR for me.

I am very proud of 2nd place in my age group. Great way to start the tri season!

Last updated: 2012-01-22 12:00 AM
00:12:40 | 820 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/20
Overall: 0/215
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:14
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:44 | 12.43 miles | 19.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/20
Overall: 0/215
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Rolling hills, nothing big
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:41 | 03.11 miles | 06m 39s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/20
Overall: 0/215
Performance: Good
Course: Slightly rolling hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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