Jamestown International Triathlon - DuathlonOther

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Williamsburg, Virginia
United States
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80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 56m 45s
Overall Rank = 24/199
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/31
Pre-race routine:

three hours early, I had 2 slices of toast with light peanut butter and honey.
two hours early, I had a pop tart.
I was drinking water the entire time.
one hour prior to race start I had two Hammer endurolytes pills and 24 oz Gatorade.
Event warmup:

prior to race start, light stretching and an about 70 minutes before race start I ran for 20 minutes which included 5X100 meter strides.
Swim was canceled so no pre-swim
  • 07m 14s
  • 1.08 miles
  • 06m 42s  min/mile

very quick run, I had not set my watch up for 2 runs so I all I could see was distance and time. Just ran on feel, and tried to feel comfortable and not push it.
Race said it was a mile but it was a bit longer.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 12s

first time changing from running shoes to cycling
What would you do differently?:

had a little issue with releasing the lock laces but not a big issue.
  • 1h 00m 19s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 24.72 mile/hr

Overall great ride, I really tried to not push it to hard but a few times had to push it to pass people or groups. There was a group of guys I kept playing tag with but on the ride back I was finally able to drop them on the bridge. I was lucky I had not sprint distance riders making their u-turn in front of me when coming back down the bridge. A few people got drafting penalties as the came down and got stuck in the group.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, ride went pretty well.
Transition 2
  • 01m 3s

pretty good, since I had my Garmin on my wrist due to the run first I didn't have to worry about taking that off the bike.
  • 46m 59s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 34s  min/mile

I started the run and tried to hold the pace back from prior races due to the heat. As I did have a positive split from mile 1 to 2 I did hold the pace from 2 to mile 4. Mile 5 and then again mile 6 were negative splits.
The age group winner and second place both caught me on the run but I could not keep up with the pace they running.
As I picked up the pace I was really feeling good, but the last .5 mile until I saw the finish line were a bit tough.
Took water at each station and dumped it either on the top of my head or on the back of my neck. I took water at the first station then Gatorade at the others. Only took sip, tried to not gulp
What would you do differently?:

Not sure I would do much different.
Post race
Warm down:

warm down, did a ten minute easy run and then a dip in the river.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

the heat as well as the expectation of the heat and my ability to run. As I have gotten a lot faster and made great progress, many other competitors in my age group can hold paces much faster.

Event comments:

I was disappointed with the swim being canceled but there was lightning still coming down over the water and the right call.
There were a few mistakes by the race organizers throughout the day but there was a lot going on with the damage from the storm the night before, the storm going on right before and such. With that, taking the 10 lead riders off course was not cool and how it was handled after was not the best. Also the penalties given to International riders who got stuck when coming down the bridge and having to mix with sprint rides who just made their U-turn. Having the two distances at the same time was not the best call.

Last updated: 2012-06-09 12:00 AM
00:07:14 | 01.08 miles | 06m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/31
Overall: 72/199
Performance: Good
Course: Flat
Keeping cool Drinking
Time: 01:12
Overall: Good
Run with bike? Good
Jump on bike? Good
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
01:00:19 | 24.85 miles | 24.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/31
Overall: 9/199
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: a few rollers and one bridge, the turn of route 5 was a bit crazy and the u-turn just sucked, very tight.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 93
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:03
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:46:59 | 06.21 miles | 07m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/31
Overall: 54/199
Performance: Average
Course: Flat with a few miles on dirt train and covered by trees.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3