Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Centreville, Virginia
United States
Fins, Wheels, and Feet Inc
65?F / 0C
Total Time = 1h 14m 53s
Overall Rank = 113/378
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 13/27
Pre-race routine:

Walked around, did a minor amount of stretching. Nothing substantial.
Event warmup:

Ditto the pre-race routine. This was my first tri so I was just kind of winging it. I'll be refining things as time goes on.
  • 04m 40s
  • 273 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards

This wasn't a great swim for me, but I've also been out of the water since, oh, March. =P
What would you do differently?:

Get my ass back in the pool, which I will be doing starting this week.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

Aside from the guy who almost made me crash right as I got on the bike, I'd say it was good for my first ever transition.
What would you do differently?:

Bring flip-flops for a faster run out of the pool to transition, organize my transition area more efficiently.
  • 38m 39s
  • 12 miles
  • 18.63 mile/hr

I went slower than I would have liked on the hill to avoid getting a drafting penalty. A lot of people were bunching up and obviously not passing each other. I decided to be cautious being that this was my first ever triathlon, but in retrospect, I could have blasted past them and still been fine for the running portion.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder on the hill.
Drink more fluids.
Bring a turkey leg.
Transition 2
  • 01m 47s

I ran with shoes on, helmet on.
What would you do differently?:

Pick up some laces I can pull tight to avoid having to tie my shoes.
  • 27m 16s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 46s  min/mile

After seeing my time I realized that I was moving faster than I thought, but my legs still didn't feel very good. I need to work on doing more bricks to strengthen my legs and condition them for the cycling/running transition.
What would you do differently?:

Drink more fluids and bring some packets to eat.
Post race
Warm down:

I walked around, drank about 16 ounces of water, ate a bagel, part of an orange, and a banana.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of hydration and being conservative on my first race.

Event comments:

I had a wonderful time! I met a few new people, had a great time during the race, and then a nice tasty meal after the race was over. I feel charged and ready for the next race, so I am very pleased!

Last updated: 2006-05-15 12:00 AM
00:04:40 | 273 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/27
Overall: 0/378
Performance: Below average
Suit: Cycling shorts and top
Course: Snake swim of a 25 meter pool, up and back in the same lane, go under the rope. Repeat for 5 lanes.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:28
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:38:39 | 12 miles | 18.63 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/27
Overall: 0/378
Wind: None
Course: Mostly flat with one hill. Police were watching the intersections so we didn't have to stop at any point.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 105
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:47
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:16 | 03.11 miles | 08m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 21/27
Overall: 0/378
Performance: Average
Course: Flat, a slight incline, but nothing really noticable.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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