Sylvania Triathlon - Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Sylvania, Ohio
United States
Elite Endeavors
Total Time = 1h 27m 31s
Overall Rank = 162/268
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 13/19
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 4, loaded the bike up, hit tim hortons, had a bagel and gross coffee. This is the 2nd year in a row that i've done this race, participation was down quite a bit from last year, but still a great race with great community support.
Event warmup:

not much, got in the water, swam a few strokes.
  • 13m 2s
  • 440 yards
  • 02m 58s / 100 yards

For me the swim was rather good, the last race i did i panicked the entire swim, i had to breast stroke 99% of it, but I was still happy that I wasn't freaking out and didn't have to flip over to my back. I even passed a few people from my wave and the wave ahead of me.
What would you do differently?:

Need to learn how to freestyle.
Transition 1
  • 01m 45s

I was pretty happy with the time overall since I was racked on the opposite end of the bike out, didn't have a choice since you were racked based on number.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get a tri top, getting the cycling top on was a pain when wet
  • 40m 30s
  • 13 miles
  • 19.26 mile/hr

Overall I was very happy with the bike, i have only been avg 18.5 on the bike in my training rides, I thought for sure I was going to burn out, but amazingly did not.
What would you do differently?:

Need to drink a little more, I had a gel in the last mile to get ready for the run, maybe could have done that a little sooner.
Transition 2
  • 01m 19s

I almost crashed when i unclipped from the bike my cleats hit the pavement and I went sliding.
What would you do differently?:

I haven't mastered the bike handling skills to get out of the shoes on the tri bike, i can do it on the mtn bike. will have to work on that.
  • 30m 57s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 57s  min/mile

The run went pretty good. I had to pee so bad i almost stopped at a porta potty on the course. The local community was cool everyone was sitting in their driveways cheering, and some even had sprinklers hitting the road you could run thru. Didn't drink at the beginning, had a cup of gatorade at the 1/2 way point.
What would you do differently?:

More Bricks, i've done a few but the legs just weren't there. Time was slow, i really need to work on the run.
Post race
Warm down:

drank a beer, had some fruits and veggies, walked around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of running base, need a better swim stroke.

Event comments:

I really enjoyed this race, it was nice to see what little training i have done this year has paid off. I took 19 min off my time from last year and couldn't be happier, I know I need to work on the swim and my run, but I was still pleased with the progression.

Last updated: 2006-08-14 12:00 AM
00:13:02 | 440 yards | 02m 58s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/19
Overall: 0/268
Performance: Average
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:45
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:40:30 | 13 miles | 19.26 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/19
Overall: 0/268
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Very Flat
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:19
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:57 | 03.11 miles | 09m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/19
Overall: 0/268
Performance: Average
Course: flat thru the local neighborhoods.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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