Kinetic Sprint - Triathlon

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 2h 14m 31s
Overall Rank = 537/570
Age Group = NM
Age Group Rank = 38/40
Pre-race routine:

Got there early to get chip and body marking. Plenty of time to rack bike and set up. Went around to find transition in/out.
Event warmup:

general water to loosen up a bit
  • 25m 15s
  • 750 meters
  • 03m 22s / 100 meters

First time with a wet suit and first time open water swim in ~ 20 years. Held back to let the crowd go and then followed .....started out way to fast as it was hard to gauge effort with WS. Turns out WS was a bit too small and constricted breathing
What would you do differently?:

Correct fitting WS, or go with no WS as the water temp was cold but not that cold. Stick to my pace and realize if I am going to fast

Transition 1
  • 00m

mount line was on a hill and had to run up to the mount line. Long way from rack to time mat.......lot of traffic
What would you do differently?:

overall fairly happy with my transition, traffic and choke points killed me
  • 1h 05m
  • 15.5 miles
  • 14.31 mile/hr

New bike for this year and first race with it!!! Was able to drop the hammer on flats and downhills confidence. Actually this was one of my best times compared with training rides.
What would you do differently?:

Would ride the course in a car of my bike if possible to mark hills and areas to gain time.
Transition 2
  • 02m 14s

Happy with time as I switched shoes and had to put on my patella band. Grabbed a water bottle on the way out
What would you do differently?:

get rid of water bottle
  • 37m 13s
  • 5 kms
  • 07m 26s  min/km

Really crappy time on run, hill really kicked my butt!
What would you do differently?:

Didn't train for run as much as I should have
Post race
Warm down:

water and walking to cool off.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Got behind the power curve with the swim, but made up with the ride. Totally sucked on the run. Training for this race was spotty at best due to work and weather. Overall a good base line for me to start the season.

Event comments:

Great race for my first sprint. Will be back as the race was super fun and well organized. Volunteers were great, giving encouragement even later in the race. Although not a big fan of hills, I'll always have a spot on my calender for this race.

Last updated: 2015-02-09 12:00 AM
00:25:15 | 750 meters | 03m 22s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 307/570
Performance: Average
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:05:00 | 15.5 miles | 14.31 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 306/570
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: lolly pop with some short steep hills and a steep hill right out of transition area
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:14
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:37:13 | 05 kms | 07m 26s  min/km
Age Group: 0/40
Overall: 307/570
Performance: Below average
Course: Steep hill out to transition then gradual hill for ~ first 1/2 mile. Killer!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %none
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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