Yorktown Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Yorktown, Virginia
United States
Set-Up, LLC
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 29m 18s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 6/12
Pre-race routine:

got into town the day before, went to packet pick up and had dinner with Susan (Sk2a2005), her hubby and 2 people from her tri club, in the am I had coffee and a breakfast cookie, walked my bike the 1/4 mile to TA, saw Doug (captantony), Shannon (the goddess) and Karen (newadventures) along with lots of folks from my tri club
Event warmup:

set up transition, talked to various people, did a 5' swim warm up just before the race started
  • 15m
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

started off at the front/middle, got caught up in a bit of traffic on the way to the first buoy, several people tried to swim up my back which ticked me off, after rounding the first buoy things got better, it was a bit choppy, but that just made for a fun swim, current made for a fast swim, stopped once to fix foggy goggles
What would you do differently?:

kick more so people don't swim up my back
Transition 1
  • 03m 25s

~150m run from swim exit to transition, I could have moved faster, a bit of trouble getting my wetsuit off one heel, I left pretty much with all the ladies I came out of the water with
What would you do differently?:

move faster into transition area, learn to get my wetsuit off quicker
  • 35m 28s
  • 11.4 miles
  • 19.29 mile/hr

felt really good on the bike, only got passed by a few guys (on relay teams I think) and one or two girls, I passed about 8 people right on the final downhill into town, one of my best bike segments in a tri
What would you do differently?:

push harder, not run out of fluids right near the end of the bike
Transition 2
  • 01m 28s

almost lost my balance trying to get my running shoes on, otherwise I was farily efficient
What would you do differently?:

stay on my feet :)
  • 33m 59s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 56s  min/mile

as soon as I started the run I knew it wasn't going to be good, I had trouble getting my HR down, never got into any kind of running groove, ended up taking a bunch of short walk breaks and walking up the better part of both hills, I wanted to push but my body said no, everyone I passed on the bike at the end passed me back on the run
What would you do differently?:

run faster :)
Post race
Warm down:

hung out, chatted with friends and teammates, not too much post race food but I wasn't really hungry

What limited your ability to perform faster:

1st tri of the year, have been focused on improving my bike, running has suffered, overall this was my best ever sprint, by far the fastest bike split I have ever had, can't complain too much

Event comments:

I really enjoyed this race. Lots of local people racing and cheering and a very nice setting for the race. If timing works out I will do this race next year

Last updated: 2007-04-29 12:00 AM
00:15:00 | 820 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/12
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: DeSoto T1 sleeveless
Course: out to buoy then parallel to shore with current
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:25
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:28 | 11.4 miles | 19.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/12
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: flat to slightly rolling course, one hill getting out of town, a few left turns, one section of road was a bit rough, overall fast course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:28
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:33:59 | 03.11 miles | 10m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/12
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: out along brick sidwalk, up a hill or two, turn around and come back
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4