General Smallwood Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Marbury, Maryland
United States
Set Up Events
83F / 28C
Total Time = 2h 03m 17s
Overall Rank = 188/247
Age Group = Novice F
Age Group Rank = 5/17
Event warmup:

none - should have done some swimming
  • 19m 32s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 36s / 100 meters

I freaked out a bit about 50m in, which I wasn't expecting. Did some breast stroke/back stroke to calm down, and then was okay once I rounded the first buoy. Switching to breathing every two strokes helped. The water was warm and murky, but calm. For a first open water swim, I was reasonably happy with my performance.
What would you do differently?:

warm up, practice open water swimming before the race.
Transition 1
  • 04m 33s

Loooong run up to the transition area and needed to pull on bike shorts, but smooth overall.
  • 1h 03m 44s
  • 16 miles
  • 15.23 mile/hr

Reasonably happy with my performance given that my training (particularly long rides) was definitely lacking.
What would you do differently?:

More long rides, more hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 7s
  • 34m 23s
  • 5 kms
  • 06m 55s  min/km

Coming off the bike, and the giant hill that quickly followed, was brutal! It was very hot and humid and I struggled the first mile or so with heavy legs (walked part of the hill) but eventually started feeling better and the second lap was much better than the first. I was hoping my time would be faster, but for me, it wasn't a horrible run.
What would you do differently?:

more bricks
Post race
Event comments:

A good race for a first triathlon. Course was well marked, staff was friendly, and the novice info session the previous afternoon was helpful.

Last updated: 2013-06-28 12:00 AM
00:19:32 | 750 meters | 02m 36s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 147/247
Performance: Below average
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:33
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:03:44 | 16 miles | 15.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/17
Overall: 196/247
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Decently hilly, but not unmanageable.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:07
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:34:23 | 05 kms | 06m 55s  min/km
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/247
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
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