Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Centreville, Virginia
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 27m 54s
Overall Rank = 266/500
Age Group = F 25-29
Age Group Rank = 11/12
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30 to load the car.
Ate english muffin w/ PB on the way (about 30 minutes to race site).

Event warmup:

No real warm up. Ate a luna bar, a GU and drank some water. Set up transition area, got body marked and found my friend, Jon, from work.

  • 04m 51s
  • 250 meters
  • 01m 56s / 100 meters

Decided to go without the wetsuit since it was only 250 meters (good decision). Water temp wasn't too bad and quickly got used to it.
Felt great for entire swim and never felt like I was going too hard.
At about the middle of the pool during the last lap, there was a traffic jam as people were waiting for everyone in front of them to get out of the pool. Looked at my watch at that point and saw it was 4:16 (which I was happy with). Ended up walking the remaining 12 meters to the end (because of all of the people)...add another 30 feet to the timing mat and there's my swim time. I was happy with my actual pace in the pool.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing...maybe some anti-fog spray in the goggles before the race, but they weren't too bad.
There should have been :15 seconds between each swimmer versus :10.
Transition 1
  • 03m 9s

T1 was slower than I would have liked. I could tell I haven't done it in a few months. Since it was a little chilly this morning, I put on a l/s shirt which was a little challenging when wet.
No major issues though.
What would you do differently?:

Pratice I guess....other than that, nothing.
  • 46m 44s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 15.96 mile/hr

I think this was my best bike yet! I pushed the pace to see how I would feel and I felt great the entire race!
Popped my chain on second loop which took a few seconds to get back on (had to stop).
Ate GU with about 1 mile left on bike.
What would you do differently?:

Take the bike in for a tune up...chain has been popping more often lately.
Transition 2
  • 00m 55s

Great issues at all!
What would you do differently?:

  • 33m 17s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 10m 44s  min/mile

The run is always my weakest leg. I was a little afraid of how it would go after I pushed the bike, but I felt pretty good! It took me about a mile to have my legs feel good and to have the numbness in my toes to go away.

What would you do differently?:

Pushed it harder...I finished with some left in the tank.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some water and found Brad and Jon.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

A few minor things to improve on (T1, popping my chain, pushing it harder on the run)

Event comments:

A fun, local race that I'll most likely do next year. Course was fun and interesting and there were a lot of volunteers (that were super nice)!
The giveaways were pretty good too...a sweatshirt, a few waterbottles and I heard they send us a DVD of the race.
Overall, a great race to kick of the season!

Last updated: 2006-05-14 12:00 AM
00:04:51 | 250 meters | 01m 56s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/12
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Good
Suit: None
Course: Snake swim in outdoor 25 meter pool. Down and back in the same lane and then under the lane line for 5 laps.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:09
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:46:44 | 12.43 miles | 15.96 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/12
Overall: 0/500
Wind: Some
Course: Two loops of rolling hills through neighborhoods.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:33:17 | 03.1 miles | 10m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/12
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Average
Course: Run was an out and back through the neighborhood(with a water stop at the halfway point). Started with an uphill and had some slight inclines/declines throughout.
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