Appalachian Power Smith Mountain Lake Triathlon - Triathlon

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Huddleston, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
48F / 9C
Total Time = 1h 09m 42s
Overall Rank = 20/196
Age Group = M 50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/25
Pre-race routine:

It was cold - tried my best to stay warm
Event warmup:

Short swim in very cold water - tried to stay in and stay warm
  • 07m 23s
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 51s / 100 meters

It was cold! I never got my breathing down, found my stroke or got into a rhythym. I struggled - it was not my best swim.
What would you do differently?:

I should have worn a full suit or another layer under my sleeveless. I was cold!
Transition 1
  • 02m

My T1 was ok, not great. I was dizzy and needed a few seconds to orient myself.
  • 38m 3s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 19.60 mile/hr

This was my first race with my new tri bike. My time was not really an improvement over previous years, but relative to the field I improved. Tough conditions, it was windy and cold.
What would you do differently?:

Ride more, especially hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s

My T2 was good
  • 20m 37s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 03s  min/mile

I had a great run. I was trying to get on the podium and ran like crazy to catch the 3rd place guy in my AG. I finally caught him near the finish. I let it all go during the run.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked, kept moving, ate

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Biking ability

Event comments:

This is my hometown race and I really like the venue. I gave it my all and was very proud to get 3rd in my AG. My run was very strong.

Last updated: 2012-11-21 12:00 AM
00:07:23 | 400 meters | 01m 51s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/25
Overall: 26/196
Performance: Below average
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: The course was shortened to 400 (?) meters because of the temp. First buoy was very close.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 59F / 15C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:38:03 | 12.43 miles | 19.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/25
Overall: 34/196
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Hilly, some within SML state park, some on roads
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 01:11
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:20:37 | 03.11 miles | 09m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/25
Overall: 11/196
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back within the park, rolling hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5