Castle Rock Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Friendship, Wisconsin
United States
Castle Rock Triathlon
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 19m 18s
Overall Rank = 60/366
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/28
Pre-race routine:

Got up early (6am for 9am start)
Ate bagel, banana, OJ for bfast
Tuned up bike, sipped Powerade
Two Powergels - one at 8:30 one at 9
Event warmup:

Not much. Bike in and out of transition, run in and out of transition. Stretches.
  • 07m 11s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards

Thought my swim was going to be improvement over last year and wasn't. Still not bad. Thought I could go hard at the start and be first around the bouy in my wave, but had 4-5 ppl to contend with.

Start was rushed because of the way they initiated the chips my wave.
What would you do differently?:

Keep breathing rythym more steady. Site a bit more often.
Transition 1
  • 01m 17s

Because of chip timing, this was a longer run with the bike than last year. I had a good T1. Swam in tri shorts, went shirtless and sockless, so not much to do. Vaselined the running shoes to slip in easy. Biked with running shoes and toe clips.
What would you do differently?:

  • 45m 41s
  • 16.5 miles
  • 21.67 mile/hr

Tried to bike really hard. Was carrying a great pace for the first 6 miles until I made the first turn - first 6 miles was tailwind! A rude awakening. Still it was a good bike ride, I may have pushed too hard as we shall see...
What would you do differently?:

Use a lower gear and spin faster the last 1 - 1.5 miles.
Transition 2
  • 00m 43s

Fast T2 because of running shoes with clips. Only had to ditch helmet and grab race belt. I was pretty gassed and didn't run as fast as I should have with the bike.
What would you do differently?:

run faster
  • 24m 29s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 10s  min/mile

Couldn't find mile markers, but based on memory I was grooving a good pace for the first mile. Right after the short/steep hill my quads started tightening up. This slowly increased until I hit the trail...a steep hill section forced me to the side. When I tried to stretch my quad my hamstring balled up. OUCH! I limped along trying to walk it off and gradually built up to a gliding run again to finish. I had plenty of energy to push harder but didn't want to end up writhing on the ground.
What would you do differently?:

Bike longer/harder/more often. It's all I can think of that would cause that cramping.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around alot, water, race-provided snacks, finally a beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Not alot of spiffs/giveaways in the race packet for this race, but it is one of the more affordable. This is really a very well-run local tri.

Love it, will miss it if we don't make it back next year.

Last updated: 2006-05-17 12:00 AM
00:07:11 | 440 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 7/28
Overall: 52/366
Performance: Good
Course: Out roughly 150yds, 180deg turn roughly 200yds and turn into beach.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:17
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:45:41 | 16.5 miles | 21.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/28
Overall: 56/366
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Flat mostly. Miles 9-12 slightly rolling hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:43
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:29 | 03 miles | 08m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/28
Overall: 115/366
Performance: Average
Course: Slight hills. Steep short hill at about 1.25 mi. Trail run the last 1/2 mile.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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