Smithfield Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Smithfield, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 58m 52s
Overall Rank = 12/178 wo
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 1/21
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5. Had some oatmeal and some coffee. Went to pickup my friend and headed out for the 50 minute drive to the race site. It was drizzling for most of the morning, pretty much right up until race time. Set up my transition area. Then it was time to chat with other members of my Tri group, Fat Frogs Tri, and relax. I had about 2.5 hours until time for me to get into the pool.
Event warmup:

No warm up really. I did get in the pool and swim a couple of laps in order to check out the goggles and get rid of some race day jitters.
  • 05m 35s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

Swim is my weakest of the three events. I was pretty happy with it. I did have to pass two people, which slowed me down some.
What would you do differently?:

Still need to work on form, maybe learn how to do flipturns.
Transition 1
  • 01m 27s

The transitions were longer this year than last year.
  • 29m 37s
  • 10 miles
  • 20.26 mile/hr

Got on the bike. Was a little windy but not half as bad as last year. The first couple of miles were a little rough. I just could not get up to the speed that I wanted. I had to keep looking down to make sure my brakes weren't rubbing or something. I was finally able to get my legs to cooperate and get up to a better speed.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder
Transition 2
  • 01m 10s

No issues getting bike racked, throwing my shoes on and hitting the run course
What would you do differently?:

  • 21m 6s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 47s  min/mile

I think the run was a little short. By my calculations it was only a 2.85 mile run. I tried to keep an even pace and pay attention to my breathing. I have had issues in the past with getting a horrible side stitch. I wanted to make sure I was taking deep enough breaths to prevent that from happening this time.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Came across the finish line and was very surprised that I broke and hour. I hung out at the finish line and cheered on other tri club members as they came down the finish chute.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Heavy feeling legs at the first part of the bike?

Event comments:

Setup events does a great job and this is no exception. They got the distance for the swim wrong on all the shirts, medals and awards.

Last updated: 2012-04-01 12:00 AM
00:05:35 | 328 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/21
Overall: 43/178 wo
Course: Snake pool swim. Up and back, then under the lane line.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:27
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:29:37 | 10 miles | 20.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/21
Overall: 7/178 wo
Wind: Some
Course: Mostly flat with some rollers
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:10
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:06 | 03.11 miles | 06m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/21
Overall: 18/178 wo
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back run.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]