Kinetic Sprint - Triathlon

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 38m 36s
Overall Rank = 250/591
Age Group = F 35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/33
Pre-race routine:

Up and out the door by 5-something. Drove down to Lake Anna that morning since the race was a 9:00 am start. Ate breakfast in the car and stopped for coffee on the way.
Event warmup:

Set up TA and hung out at the tent as the swim waves went off. Meg and I were in the same wave and hung out at the swim start together. No real warm up otherwise.
  • 13m 27s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 38s / 100 yards

Felt good on the swim. Water wasn't too cold and let some leak in before the gun went off. Had no issues sighting, but we had some chop and boat fumes as we made the first right turn. Got a tad nauseous, but things got better when we made the second turn to head back to shore.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 25s

Started to jog out of the water, but stomach was still a little off from the waves/fumes on the swim so I walked it in. Uneventful T1. Bike in/out were at the same spot so I had a longer way to get to the mount line.
What would you do differently?:

As always, hustle.
  • 53m 55s
  • 15.5 miles
  • 17.25 mile/hr

Having ridden 100 miles the day before (which included Mt. Weather), I was happy with my time on the bike. I could tell my legs had nothing. On each hill, they were fatigued and it took a lot out of them to keep my watts up while not killing myself. I also didn't want to bury myself for the run.
What would you do differently?:

Not ride 100 miles the day before? Kidding...kind of. This race was a shake out race and I wasn't tapered for it as it wasn't in the plan for the year.
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

Seamless T2. Again, a longer run to my rack since they didn't do the transition area properly.
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 50s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 42s  min/mile

Despite having to walk up the big hill out of the transition area, I'm happy with this run all things considered. Meg caught me at around mile 1 and I would have loved to hang with her, but didn't have it in my legs.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed some pizza with our free coupon and hung at the tent with the team.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not tapering and riding 100 miles the day prior.

Event comments:

Set Up does a good job with their events.
Overall, I'm happy with my performance given that I haven't done any speed work and I wasn't tapered for the race. I clearly have the most improvement to be made on the bike and run (3/33 on the swim, 15/33 on the bike and 19/33 on the run in my AG).

Would be nice if they could get the TA accurate with the bike in/out not in the same spot. Other than that, no real complaints. Was on time, nice shirts/socks, good post race refreshments and nice venue.

Last updated: 2013-04-30 12:00 AM
00:13:27 | 820 yards | 01m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/33
Overall: 0/591
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Rectangular from shore
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:25
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:53:55 | 15.5 miles | 17.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/33
Overall: 0/591
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Lollypop with rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
Time: 01:01
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:27:50 | 03.11 miles | 06m 42s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/33
Overall: 0/591
Performance: Good
Course: Slight rollers on pavement in the park
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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] 4