Lake Wilderness Triathlon - Sprint Course - TriathlonSprint

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Maple Valley, Washington
United States
Lake Wilderness Triathlon
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 19m 42s
Overall Rank = 11/78
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 3/22
Pre-race routine:

No routine, just get everything ready.
Event warmup:

Swam a little bit to get acclimated to the water, then stood around to wait for the Olympic swimmers to finish.
  • 07m 33s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 43s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 01m 39s

Had a hard time with tunnel vision in T1, spent too much time getting into socks and shoes. Ran in bike shoes because the grass was so wet.
What would you do differently?:

Go without socks, buy triathlon shoes, take deep breaths to get oxygen into my head.
  • 40m 31s
  • 14.3 miles
  • 21.18 mile/hr

Went too hard at the start and finish of the bike. Take it easy next time and save something for the run. Heart rate monitor did not work. Had a blast.
What would you do differently?:

Check heart rate and cadence sensors before race. Back off on the bike to save something for the run.
Transition 2
  • 00m 54s

I ran with my bike shoes on because the grass was still really wet.
What would you do differently?:

Try tri bike shoes so I can ride with my feet on top of the shoes, in the pedals.
  • 29m 5s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 23s  min/mile

I need to learn how to run. Make sure my HRM is working.
What would you do differently?:

Take is easier on the bike so I have some energy on the run. Train harder.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of running training. Went too hard on the bike section.

Event comments:

Good start of the year race. Could have used better course markings or volunteers to help with bike course. No post race activities. Only one drink station for sprint, no need for more.

Last updated: 2013-06-10 12:00 AM
00:07:33 | 440 yards | 01m 43s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/22
Overall: 7/78
Performance: Average
Suit: Wetsuit
Course: Short swim, out and back.
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:39
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:40:31 | 14.3 miles | 21.18 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/22
Overall: 4/78
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Rough middle quarter prevented use of drop bars. Everything else was pretty good.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:54
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:29:05 | 03.1 miles | 09m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/22
Overall: 48/78
Performance: Average
Course: Mix of pavement and gravel path. Hilly.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3