Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #4 - Triathlon

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
United States
Head First Performance
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 17m 12s
Overall Rank = 2f/
Age Group = 35-39f
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Drove there (45 min) and set up transition. First tri of the year so the jitters were in full force.
Event warmup:

Swam about 250 warm up in indoor pool.
  • 07m 36s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

I have not been doing enough swimming. The woman behind me passed me fairly early, and then I was able to draft her for the remainder. It was an ok swim considering there was quite a bit of congestion in the pool, starting only 10 seconds apart.
What would you do differently?:

I lost a few seconds when I pulled over for a swimmer to pass me. Otherwise, I just went with the flow. Probably could have gone about 10 seconds quicker but I have some improvements to make.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Helmet was a little tangled.
What would you do differently?:

Also, leave shoes open a little wider.
  • 44m 36s
  • 15.75 miles
  • 21.19 mile/hr

So I was having the bike of my life when I noticed a guy had crashed and was lying in the grass. I stopped briefly to help him. He thought he had broken his collarbone, so I spoke with him about calling 911 but instead he had me go to the next volunteers and send someone. I heard later he was ok. Glad I stopped, but it probably cost me a minute or two. Despite this, I still had a faster bike then last year and just missed the 1st place girl by 10 seconds. At least I know all that Computrainer riding this winter paid off, and I can't wait to see what happens when I have a clean trip.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. If someone is in danger they should be your priority, so I do not regret stopping to check on him. The winner would have still beat me and I would have still finished second with a clean trip probably.
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 22m 30s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 30s  min/km

By this point, my heart was not in it. I figured any PR's were not gonna happen today. I also knew there was a 5K a few hours later with cash prizes so I held back a little. It worked. I finished comfortable and was able to go finish second in the 5K and make $200 a few hours later.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. The $200 made me happier than a PR! lol
Post race
Warm down:

Talked to friends and enjoyed the day. Ate some bananas and pb and j sandwiches.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

A few things. Stopping on the bike, being rusty on getting into my bike shoes out of transition, fidgeting with my helmet in T1 and having a slow run.

Event comments:

All Headfisrt Performance Races are wonderful events. There is a great blog about this organization at The Holistic Athlete.

Last updated: 2014-04-20 12:00 AM
00:07:36 | 400 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: pool, serpentine
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:44:36 | 15.75 miles | 21.19 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 2/
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: Gently rolling, some rough and some smooth with numerous turns.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:30 | 05 kms | 04m 30s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 4/
Performance: Below average
Course: Rolling, more uphill on way back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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