TryCharleston Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
United States
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Total Time = 1h 21m 23s
Overall Rank = 76/119
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

This was my first triathlon so i didnt really know what to do. I got there really early and ended up just wandering around for a couple hours, trying to get the pre-race jitters to go away. luckily they went away as soon as i got in the water.
  • 12m 11s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 26s / 100 meters

First open water swim and first group start. Tried to pace my breathing and swiming like in the pool but that went out the window after a few minutes. Tried to adapt, breathing after every stroke and keeping a smooth stroke. Got into a groove for the last 2 or 3 minutes but by then the damage was done.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get stronger in the water, practice spotting, and do something about my breathing (possibly 1 breath per 2 strokes, rather than per 4 strokes).
Transition 1
  • 01m 31s

I was a little light headed so i wasnt thinking 100% clearly, though i didnt think this was terrible for my first transition ever.
What would you do differently?:

practice transitions
  • 43m 44s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 17.05 mile/hr

This was terrible. I was using a bike I bought on amazon to commute to work on. turns out its a wal-mart "road" bike and it deffinitely raced like one. I think i was passed by around 40 or 50 people and passed 0 poeple. it was pretty demoralizing. i was peddaling as hard as i could and people were flying by me exerting half as much energy. when i got off the bike my legs were destroyed.
What would you do differently?:

I bought a new tri bike so that will help immediatley. Also, put more miles on the bike every week.
Transition 2
  • 00m 41s

i biked in my running shoes so i just got off my bike and started running. this was a little slower than it could have been because my legs were dead and took a second to get going.
What would you do differently?:

i was pretty happy with this transition
  • 23m 18s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 29s  min/mile

considering how bad my legs felt after the bike, i was suprised how well i did here. I passed a few of the people who passed me on the bike and a had a good kick in to the finish.
What would you do differently?:

I need to do more bricks to get my legs used to running after the bike.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

My bike really killed me. Also my lack of open water swim experience. In all,I really enjoyed my first triathlon. I will start working harder and get the right gear to help me improve.

Event comments:

Overall, a great first triathlon experience. The volunteers were all great and it was a great venue.

Last updated: 2012-07-02 12:00 AM
00:12:11 | 500 meters | 02m 26s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/119
Performance: Below average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:31
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:43:44 | 12.43 miles | 17.05 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/119
Performance: Bad
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:41
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:18 | 03.11 miles | 07m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/119
Performance: Good
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5