Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Centreville, Virginia
United States
Fins Wheels Feet Racing
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 35m 12s
Overall Rank = 291/353
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 14/25
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:10. Had a cup of coffee and a bagel with peanut butter and jelly. Looked outside - it was raining and I had put my bike on the car last night. Left the house at about 4:55.
Event warmup:

Racked my bike. Got an excellent location the first rack before the bike mount.
  • 05m 45s
  • 250 meters
  • 02m 18s / 100 meters

This was an outdoor pool snake swim. I seeded myself a bit too far back. I passed 3 swimmers and could have gone faster if I had been further up. I was happy with my swim.
What would you do differently?:

I'm not sure if I put in a too slow time or others put in too fast.
Transition 1
  • 02m 59s

It was really cold when I hit the air after the swim. I put on a long sleeve tshirt for the bike. Also I went without socks on bike for the first time in a race. Grabbed two shot blocks.
What would you do differently?:

Could have been faster but I was so cold.
  • 49m 26s
  • 12 miles
  • 14.57 mile/hr

I was really slow on the bike. I used aerobars for the first time and that went well. I felt strong the entire time. I drank a small bike bottle of Gatorade on the bike course.
What would you do differently?:

I got passed by a lot of people, so I just need to get my butt moving.
Transition 2
  • 02m 57s

Had a little trouble racking my bike.The slots were narrow and I couldn't get my bike to stand properly. Put my socks on in T2 and my feet were very happy about that. Grabbed 2 shot blocks.
What would you do differently?:

May be I should have but my rear wheel in like I racked in the beginning, but i would have had to swing my bike around. I think it was just bad luck with the rack.
  • 34m 4s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 57s  min/mile

My feet were so cold getting off the bike I could not even feel them as I ran. I took more than two miles for me to feel my feet. I got passed alot in the run.
What would you do differently?:

Once again I just have to move my butt.
Post race
Warm down:

Nice finishers medal at the end.
Grabbed a bagel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm just slow.

Event comments:

The race was very well organized. It was cold and windy which made standing in line on the pool deck a drag, but a good event.

Last updated: 2007-04-30 12:00 AM
00:05:45 | 250 meters | 02m 18s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/25
Overall: 189/353
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:59
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:49:26 | 12 miles | 14.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/25
Overall: 279/353
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Double loop through neighborhoods. Some rolling hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:57
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:04 | 03.11 miles | 10m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/25
Overall: 313/353
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4