North Shore Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Waialua, Hawaii
United States
Hawaii Swim
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 06m 18s
Overall Rank = 75/207
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 2/5
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3:30. Ate a bagel and a bannana. Drank gatorade on the drive to the race.
Event warmup:

A little stretching. A lot of people-watching.
  • 06m 3s
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 31s / 100 meters

The surf and the swimmers were relatively calm-not much pushing or kicking. It was a bit difficult to maneuver around people, and there was a bit of a traffic-jam around the buoys. This was my first open-water swim, so I was a bit nervous about people kicking and such. But, it wasn’t as scary as I imagined.
What would you do differently?:

Next time, I won’t start in the back of the pack.
Transition 1
  • 02m 54s

It took me awhile to get the sand off my feet, and, for some reason, I was laughing. So, this transition wasn’t as smooth as it might have been, but I was having, I guess I don’t care. Also, I was using an old 80’s road bike that I had put toe clips on the day before. It took me awhile to shove my foot in the pedals and get up to speed.
What would you do differently?:

Next time, I’ll have my bicycle with my regular pedals.

  • 32m
  • 10 miles
  • 18.75 mile/hr

For some reason, my bike wouldn’t shift down to the lower gears. I got a bit flustered when this happened, and one of my feet slipped out of the toe clip. I couldn’t get my foot back in, so I just continued up the hill. Then I remembered that this was fun and I needed to relax...and then I put my foot back...laughed at myself.
What would you do differently?:

Laugh at myself sooner.
Transition 2
  • 00m 30s

I didn't have much to do on this transition. My running shoes were already on from the bike.
  • 24m 50s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 17s  min/mile

Well, I’m a pretty slow runner. So, any time I run I’m happy that I did it. This time, it was neat to watch the ocean and small gliders landing/taking off as we were running.
What would you do differently?:

Focus more on my running because I had too much energy left at the end.
Post race
Warm down:

Some light stretching, and I ate a bunch of orange pieces.

Event comments:

This was my second triathlon-the first was also a sprint. Both of them were great, and I’m ready for more...I think that I’m going to try a slightly longer distance next time to see if I still think they are great fun when I exert myself more! My only regret is that it didn’t occur to me to search for other people on this forum.

Last updated: 2006-05-17 12:00 AM
00:06:03 | 400 meters | 01m 31s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 24/207
Performance: Good
Course: We started in the water 5 minutes after the men. The swim was out and counter-clock wise around two buoys. After we left the water we had a bit of a jog on really soft sand to the transition area.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:54
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:32:00 | 10 miles | 18.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 89/207
Wind: None
Course: The course was relatively flat with a little hill in the middle, and then we headed back along the same road.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: ?
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:50 | 03 miles | 08m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 107/207
Performance: Good
Course: The course was out and back on a flat road.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5