Tri the Parks - Indian Springs State Park - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 13m 41s
Overall Rank = 74/500
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 16/58
Pre-race routine:

Drove the hour and a half down to the race site. Ate a granola bar and drank a Boost meal replacement on the way down.
Event warmup:

None really. Seems like everytime I turned around I was bumping into someone that I knew (my own fault). So I didn't swim or anything..not really a big deal though.
  • 13m 22s
  • 656 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

This includes the uphill run to the transition area over gravel and sticks. I was actually out of the water in 12 and some change which is still slow. I think the course might have been a little long.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more. I have been to the pool exactly twice in the last month.
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

We had to run out of T1 and down another little hill before the mount line. Still took too long here though.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get used to riding and running without socks. I just like wearing socks though.
  • 36m 18s
  • 12.8 miles
  • 21.16 mile/hr

Hammered on the bike. My average was pulled down by the hill at the beginning and the one comming out of the turn around. My tri bike climbs like a pig! I felt good with this ride though. The time included a run out of and back into the transition area of about 100yards.
What would you do differently?:

Ride more. That training stuff (or lack of it) is starting to catch up with me.
Transition 2
  • 00m 45s

In and out...this was a good T2
What would you do differently?:

  • 21m 58s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 05s  min/mile

I had an ok run. Was shooting for something around the 20 minute range. It was so humid on the run it was hard to breathe in a couple of areas.
What would you do differently?:

Train (sounds familiar right?). I have got to hit the track and get my run down to the 18 minute mark to be competative in my age group at these bigger races. There are just too many fast guys out there.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank some water and chatted with friends that had already finished (sorry fast bastards!!!!) and cheered on my other friends as the finished.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training. If you look at my logs you can see how my training can be described as sporadic as best. For doing a race this competative on basically residual training I am pretty happy. It just shows me that to play with the big boys I have to work harder.

Event comments:

BlueSky sports puts on the best race series around. I really enjoy doing their races. You know that they are always going to be exactly as advertised.

Last updated: 2006-06-19 12:00 AM
00:13:22 | 656 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/58
Overall: 0/500
Course: Triangle course with left turns.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:15
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:36:18 | 12.8 miles | 21.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/58
Overall: 0/500
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back with a pretty good hill at the beginning.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 00:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:58 | 03.1 miles | 07m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/58
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back on a hilly course. I had forgotten how hilly this particular run is.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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