Race the River Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
United States
Swim Bike Run Northwest
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 59m 6s
Overall Rank = 238/400
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 10/21
Pre-race routine:

Got up before the butt crack of dawn and drove there, eating my bagels along the way. This race was a completely different course in a completely different location than the 2014 race.
Event warmup:

Set up transition and walked to the swim start.
  • 19m 33s
  • 880 yards
  • 02m 13s / 100 yards

Gender: 90/207. The swim start was a little odd. People held back, rather than start at the start line, so I was in front of everyone else, which is definitely where I do NOT want to be. Once the horn sounded, everyone started swimming over the top of me, and I had a bit of an anxiety issue. I rolled over on my back for about 15 seconds to catch my breath and regroup, and then the rest of the swim was fine.
What would you do differently?:

I think I need more practice with the mass starts.
Transition 1
  • 04m 8s

The transition area was set up odd. They had the swim in, bike in/out, and run out all at the east end of the transition area, so those of us placed at the west end of transition, had a lot longer distance to run than everyone else. This really added time to my transitions, which are usually very, very fast.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I did the best I could with what I had.
  • 58m 29s
  • 15.7 miles
  • 16.11 mile/hr

Bike went well. It shifts great now that Wes has fixed it. This course has two hills, both of which slowed me down a bit. Rode in aero quite a bit.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get faster and stronger on the hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

The bike ride was pretty strenuous, so I was a little slow running with my bike.
What would you do differently?:

I need to get stronger on the bike.
  • 35m 51s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 11m 12s  min/mile

I was pretty tired from the hills on the bike, so I wasn't able to run as fast as I would have liked.
What would you do differently?:

I just need to get stronger and faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Hit the food tent and cleaned it out, then joined the rest of the TB members and waited for the awards.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to be stronger and faster.

Event comments:

This was a good race. Lots of families. A couple of kids' teams placed well, which was cool. Lots of post-race food for everybody. Lots of prizes given out.

Last updated: 2016-07-02 12:00 AM
00:19:33 | 880 yards | 02m 13s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/21
Overall: 215/400
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 04:08
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:58:29 | 15.7 miles | 16.11 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/21
Overall: 204/400
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out to that turnaround point east of town and back.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 71
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:35:51 | 03.2 miles | 11m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/21
Overall: 236/400
Performance: Average
Course: Pretty flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5