Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #4 - TriathlonSprint

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
United States
Head First Performance
60sF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 20m 45s
Overall Rank = 2/40
Age Group = 3rd female oa
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Cinnamon bread with butter and sipped gatorade on way to race. One ginger tablet and one s-cap.
Event warmup:

Swam about 200 in pool.
  • 08m 31s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 08s / 100 yards

Well, felt more relaxed this swim. I did take a blow to the head when a guy came swimming toward me on the wrong side. Still,I thought I swam faster. I had clear water right ahead of me and behind me and no excuse for a time that's 13 seconds slower than last time when I was panicked throughout the duration. I might have to come to terms with the fact that I am just a very slow swimmer.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster, lol!
Transition 1
  • 01m 59s

Only issue was helmet kept getting stuck on hair binder. Practiced jumping on to pre-clipped shoes but didn't try it in the race quite yet.
What would you do differently?:

Pre-clip shoes.
  • 47m 1s
  • 16 miles
  • 20.42 mile/hr

Happy with bike. Felt like pace was comfortably hard. Legs got a little tired, which could have been from tough week at work (riding racehorses). Still, very happy being fastest bike of all the ladies.
What would you do differently?:

Drink! I didn't pick up my water bottle once. I need to work on this!
Transition 2
  • 00m 48s

Got out of shoes while still on bike, but didn't flying dismount quite yet. Still a big step for me!
What would you do differently?:

Learn flying dismount. Check running shoes for objects beforehand (pebbles were in them).
  • 22m 24s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 12s  min/mile

Uncomfortable run. Was a little tired off the bike this time, and it was very hot (high 80 today) compared to about 60avg. Had one gulp of water at halfway. And had one major issue- started dry heaving at mile 2. Not sure what that was about! No tummy problems, just strange gag reflex. It happens every once in awhile to me and I just hate it. Slowed down, regrouped and felt fine 20 seconds later. Splits 7:10, 7:22, 7:29 and last little bit 7:15. Most people had slower runs today in the heat, wind and longer bike compared to last month. Still, 2nd of females- I'll take it.
What would you do differently?:

Probably try to avoid gagging! That cropped my style. And advice here would help, lol!
Post race
Warm down:

Jogged 2 easy, easy miles.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Gagging. Probably not taking enough fluids. And swimming slowly.

Event comments:

Love these races. And ended up being overall winner of the series and 2nd OA female in this race. Won a great TYR tri bag, Ironman supplements and a trophy. And bad dog spray to ward off menacing canines.

Last updated: 2012-04-15 12:00 AM
00:08:31 | 400 yards | 02m 08s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 19/40
Performance: Below average
Suit: tri shorts and sorts bra
Course: Pool swim, serpentine pattern
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:59
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:47:01 | 16 miles | 20.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 1/40
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: Rolling with some rough road patches
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:48
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:24 | 03.11 miles | 07m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 2/40
Performance: Average
Course: Rolling, several short grassy parts.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5