Greenville Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Greenville, South Carolina
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 1h 11m 9s
Overall Rank = 22/256
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 1/
Pre-race routine:

Ate some oatmeal, showed up ~45 minutes before the race start time.
Event warmup:

Jogged a lap around the parking lot and swam 100m
  • 08m 1s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

felt everything went pretty well for me here based on the one day a week training i put in and never in a pool. need to learn how to flip turn, but thats about it.
What would you do differently?:

nothing really. maybe update my predicted race pace a week or so before the event so i'm not fighting around people in the lanes.
Transition 1
  • 01m 11s

messed with my socks a little longer than i would have liked.
What would you do differently?:

need to work going sockless into my training more and find a way to fix my shoes to the bike so i don't have to put them on in T1. i know how to slip them on once on the bike... just need to work on how to hold them in position during mounting the bike.
  • 39m 26s
  • 15 miles
  • 22.82 mile/hr

had a mechanical accident at mile 7. chain fell off the front gears and didn't jump back on after shifting up/down. had to get off the bike and try to get it unstuck from the derailer. managed to cut my had in several places in the process, but got back moving.
What would you do differently?:

tell my bike about the importance of not breaking. didn't unstrap my shoes to hop off of them at the dismount area either. the aquatic center snuck up on me.
Transition 2
  • 01m 7s

this went very poorly. took about twice as long as my two previous races. i think being almost the furthest point from the bike finish didn't help much.
What would you do differently?:

do what i planned to do. leave shoes on bike, slip on running shoes, grab number belt and watch and gtfo of T2
  • 21m 27s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 54s  min/mile

it went, didn't really run the pace i felt my training for the past month showed i was capable of. my heart rate reflected this as well...
What would you do differently?:

push it. try to not let what happened on the previous leg get to me. the bike breakdown had me pretty bummed as i wasn't how much time i had lost to it.
Post race
Warm down:

hung around and checked out the vendors. ate a pb&j and soda that was provided.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

bike malfunction. killed my rhythm and got to me psychologically for the rest of the race.

Event comments:

Great race, will look to attend next year too. Felt i could have done a little better. Despite the AG win i felt bummed about my overall performance.

Last updated: 2012-06-13 12:00 AM
00:08:01 | 437 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 54/256
Performance: Good
Course: 8 passes down a 50 meter pool
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:11
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed:
00:39:26 | 15 miles | 22.82 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 12/256
Performance: Good
Course: single loop with busy and not so busy roads.
Road:   Cadence: 96
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:07
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:21:27 | 03.11 miles | 06m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 32/256
Performance: Average
Course: double loop in a neighborhood next to the aquatic center.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4