Tri the Parks Triathlon - Indian Springs State Park - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
Total Time = 1h 22m 45s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 5/23
Pre-race routine:

Up early, so I got a normal breakfast and headed out. Got to the site with plenty of time. Setup then hung out with Coldfire and his bro for a little bit.
Event warmup:

I swam the course to loosen up the shoulders. I have been soooo slack on swimming, so I wanted to make sure I was good and warmed up.
  • 12m 34s
  • 656 yards
  • 01m 55s / 100 yards

It was about 100M before the first turn. So, I just relaxed and found some space. By the time we reached the first turn, the pack was thinning out. As I was breathing I could start to see less and less green caps. We reached the back of the yellow caps. I got towards the front of the yellow caps. It felt good to race some on the swim.
What would you do differently?:

this swim was about a minute longer than the last time I did this race. It just shows that I need to swim more.
Transition 1
  • 00m 55s

I ran hard to T1 but I guess not hard enough. I got a little turned around on how far down the row I needed to go and lost a little time.
What would you do differently?:

Follow what Dan A. preaches...walk from swim to T1!
  • 41m 21s
  • 14.3 miles
  • 20.75 mile/hr

Very slow bike. I did not handle the hills well. I hammered the flats well. I only got passed by two guys, so I did not do terrible, but I was average in my AG.
Transition 2
  • 00m 42s

This was as quick as the quickest. I got my feet out in advance of the line. Nice flying dismount and run to my spot. I sat down to put my shoes on...damn I can't break that habit. Put hat and belt on while I was running.
  • 27m 11s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 46s  min/mile

This was a plotting run. Hit this pace and just could not turn it up from there. I am not going to complain. I am still running most runs at base pace, so there is no high end in the legs. It will come next season.
Post race
Warm down:

I hung out with Coldfire, little shard of iron, and his wifey. They have a really good thing going and a very nice family.

Event comments:

Tri the Parks is a nice smallish chill race. This was my first race 6 years ago. Nice to go back to your roots now and then.

Last updated: 2012-06-19 12:00 AM
00:12:34 | 656 yards | 01m 55s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:55
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:41:21 | 14.3 miles | 20.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:42
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:11 | 03.1 miles | 08m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/23
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 4