Tri the Parks - Indian Springs State Park - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
96F / 36C
Total Time = 1h 40m 42s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Clydesdale
Age Group Rank = 22/24
Event warmup:

100 Yard swim
  • 20m 45s
  • 656 yards
  • 03m 10s / 100 yards

I was NOT ready for the open water swim! Swimming in a pool is a totally different animal than open water swimming. I started pretty fast but when I would hit someone I'd stop and look up then gag on water. This continued until the pack was ahead of me and by that time I had expended WAY too much energy.
What would you do differently?:

Swim through the crowd. Not worry about hitting other swimmers (like they didn't worry about swimming over me). Roll more when breathing. When I was swimming normally I'd occasionally take in water because my roll wouldn't move my mouth over the wave enough.
Transition 1
  • 02m 34s

I was very thankful to be out of the water. I came out with a very nice guy named Robert (#143). My transition was pretty good but I was a quarter of the way down toward the bike start when I realized I had to go back and get my number. Oops! Otherwise I was pretty satisfied.
  • 44m 23s
  • 12.8 miles
  • 17.30 mile/hr

I thought the bike went pretty smoothly considering I don't ride that much. Right before turning back into the park a line of traffic came by and was held up by a racer riding in the middle of the lane. That slowed my pace coming down a good hill and I had to ride my brakes too much. Oh, and I threw my chain going up one of hills on the way out :(
What would you do differently?:

Change gears better to avoid throwing my chain.
Transition 2
  • 02m 19s

This transition went pretty well, I thought.
  • 30m 40s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 53s  min/mile

The run was very slow, the swim really sapped my energy. Running through the camping areas was entertaining. Some kid showed my his new penguin toy while I was running by. I think it was from that new animated movie about surfing penguins, it was cute.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I wasn't properly stretched.
Didn't roll enough during the swim.
Wasted too much energy during the swim.

Event comments:

It was a good race, well organized, lots of participants, but poorly executed on my part. No triathlons for me until September because my wife and I are on baby watch now. Open water training is going to be high on the priority list. I'll see you at the Hiawassee Oktoberfrst Sprint and I'll have two-month-old in tow :)

Last updated: 2007-03-08 12:00 AM
00:20:45 | 656 yards | 03m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 23/24
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit: Trisuit
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 02:34
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:44:23 | 12.8 miles | 17.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: More hills than I was expecting going out. The upside to that, they were all downhill coming back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 02:19
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:40 | 03.1 miles | 09m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/24
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Rolling hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
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