Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Centreville, Virginia
United States
Fins Wheels Feet Racing
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 19m 29s
Overall Rank = 135/354
Age Group = F 25-29
Age Group Rank = 3/14
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition, felt water temp (it felt so warm!), did some stretching. Had a packet of sport beans.
Event warmup:

None. it was too cold!
  • 05m 15s
  • 250 meters
  • 02m 06s / 100 meters

Okay swim. started good, felt okay, pool got *really* congested. spent the last 75-100m stuck behind a ton of people.
What would you do differently?:

I could've swum faster but honestly I don't think it would've made a difference given the pool congestion. I went as fast as I could given the circumstances.
Transition 1
  • 01m 48s

Good transition. a little slow due to digging out a shirt (so cold!) but went well.
What would you do differently?:

lay out a shirt just in case I want it.
  • 40m 26s
  • 12.42 miles
  • 18.43 mile/hr

easy course. when on the main road people weren't good about keeping to the right so it was a bit annoying to pass them--sometimes I had to go around the cones into the car lane (scary!) but I always made sure there were no cars first. Lots of passing on my part, these "hills" are so easy!! :)
Transition 2
  • 01m 12s
  • 30m 46s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 53s  min/mile

felt good about the run. I actually sped up after about 1/3-1/2 way through. Was enjoying myself and the warmth from the run & sun. Took until mile 2 before I could feel my feet from the cold.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure. more bricks are always good, but I was going pretty much as fast as I could given the lack of feeling in my feet & toes.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around, had a water & banana & 1/4 peanut butter sandwich.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training. Should've been more dedicated to it.

Event comments:

Good race. I knew I wasn't going to beat my time from 2 years ago so I was able to just do my best and enjoy myself. The spectators were awesome (getting up at 7 on a cold Sunday just to cheer people on? wow!) I just had fun. and the best part? I placed in my age group!! I never in a million years thought that would happen. If I'd had any idea I would've stayed for my medal! How awesome is that? Tri #13, one of the most fun, *and* I place in my AG?!! w00t! I'm feeling great. this is the motivation I need to kick up my training so I can do well in Pittsburgh.

Last updated: 2007-05-01 12:00 AM
00:05:15 | 250 meters | 02m 06s / 100meters
Age Group: 8/14
Overall: 0/354
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri suit
Course: 10 length snake pool swim.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:48
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:40:26 | 12.42 miles | 18.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/14
Overall: 0/354
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong with gusts
Course: 2 6.2 mile loops through Virginia Run. mild hills--one slightly large one, lots of loops, very fast & easy.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:12
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:46 | 03.11 miles | 09m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 10/14
Overall: 0/354
Performance: Good
Course: out & back with mild hills.
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? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4