Tri Fall Creek Falls Triathlon - TriathlonOlympic

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Pikeville, Tennessee
United States
Endurance Sports Management
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 46m 44s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 16/28
Pre-race routine:

1st triathlon so really took my time getting set up and becoming familiar with. Ate the usual...Fiber One muffins and a Mt Dew. Had a Vitamin Water right before walk to water.
Event warmup:

Light stretching. 5 minute jog.
  • 30m 45s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

Not just first triathlon, but first open water swim too. Was pretty intimidated. Heart rate skyrocketed for the first 2-300 meters. Once I got away from the pack, I settled down and had a nice swim. Was really happy with 30:45.
What would you do differently?:

I need to sight better. I also need to try an keep form at race start. Not going to complain though.
Transition 1
  • 06m 49s

Horrible T1. .25 mile run uphill into transition. My HR was redlined. Really took my time in transition. Even had to grab my knees for a few seconds. Terrible feeling. I'm pretty embarrassed about the T1 time.
What would you do differently?:

Should have stripped suit at bottom of hill and run with it. I'll try to chalk this up to inexperience.
  • 1h 16m 25s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.51 mile/hr

HR settled down within 5 minutes on the bike. I dint know how to handle the bike leg. Took it too easy. Could have pushed a little more. AM still pleased with results since it's my first. Didn't get passed much. Passed a lot of others. (Many of which were riding 5000+ bikes..haha). Had 48 oz of water, 2 GUs, and 3 or 4 Shot Bloks.
What would you do differently?:

Could have pushed a little harder
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 52m 44s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 29s  min/mile

Awesome run course. Most was shaded. Had 3 GUs on course and 2-3 Shot Bloks. Had cup of water every mile. I felt great. Really disappointed that I didnt finish better. I definitely could have. Was a little scared of crashing. Ran a 7:30 on the last mile. Too little, too late. Legs felt great after I finished. Could have kept going.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder. Didn't know my limits. Still dont.
Post race
Warm down:

Light stretching. Ate lunch :).

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of experience.

Event comments:

Going to give it a 4 but I have nothing to compare it to. I hated the long run in wetsuit up to T1. Everything was perfect after that.

Last updated: 2012-08-19 12:00 AM
00:30:45 | 1640 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/28
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: BlueSeventy Fusion
Course: Rectangle
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Good
Time: 06:49
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:16:25 | 24.85 miles | 19.51 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/28
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and Back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:52:44 | 06.21 miles | 08m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/28
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Loop through the park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4