Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #4 - TriathlonSprint

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
United States
Head First Performance
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 16m 11s
Overall Rank = 1f/41
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up with tummy troubles which were quickly resolved with an immodium. One bagel with pb and butter and sipped on a GU brew.
Event warmup:

200 easy in pool.
  • 07m 6s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

Really happy with my swim time of 7:06. I'm a little surprised, because I never beat 7:20 when I do time trials on my own at practice. Started out decent and had a little trouble around the halfway point when we encountered a slow swimmer. SInce there were people coming back down the lane, I had to wait for the right opportunity to pass. Finally got by and caught up to hubby, drafting him and driving him nuts by touching his feet the last 200, haha.
What would you do differently?:

A clean trip would have definitely led to a sub-7. But still, extremely satisfied with this swim since I am really a lousy swimmer.
Transition 1
  • 01m 39s

Slow transition, especially considering my shoes are pre-clipped. Struggled a little with my watch, glasses and helmet.
What would you do differently?:

Forgot to take swim cap off during run to transition.
  • 45m 11s
  • 16 miles
  • 21.25 mile/hr

Had a good bike and would have had a GREAT bike if I hadn't missed a turn. I thought the sheriff was waving at me to turn right but he was waving at the cars. Oops. Figured it out only about 50 yards down the road, but then got caught up in a little traffic. Probably only lost a minute. Otherwise, the ride went really well and I noticed a much higher cadence with the compact crank. Points for the new Ridley!
What would you do differently?:

Know the course! Still happy with the fastest bike split of women by about 4 minutes.
Transition 2
  • 00m 55s

Got feet out of shoes before t-2 but I still don't have the balls to do the flying dismount. I let the bike completely stop before dismounting but it still saves time. Learning the flying dismount might have to be my next goal.
  • 21m 19s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 51s  min/mile

Happy with my run. It took about 2 miles to get comfortable but still had probably my strongest run ever in a tri. Hit my best stride late and probably could have maintained pace for another mile or two.
What would you do differently?:

My legs were pretty heavy starting out and I think I overdid it early this week with the time trial, hard spin class, tempo run and bricks. An easier week would have probably helped things even more.
Post race
Warm down:

Mile jog on the grass.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hard training week and missing a turn and pool traffic.

Event comments:

Love the series. Excited to have knocked 4 1/2 minutes off last year's time and won by almost 6 minutes. That really motivates me to keep on training and tri-ing!

Last updated: 2013-02-09 12:00 AM
00:07:06 | 400 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 14/41
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri top and shorts
Course: Indoor pool with tt start every 10 seconds. I was 58th and hubby was right in front of me- 57.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:39
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:45:11 | 16 miles | 21.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 1/41
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: Rolling with strong winds.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:19 | 03.11 miles | 06m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 1/41
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly to rolling with a couple decent climbs and a short segment of gravel/ grass.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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