Yorktown Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Yorktown, Virginia
United States
Set-Up, LLC
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 40m 15s
Overall Rank = 144/163
Age Group = 38-A
Age Group Rank = 8/12
Pre-race routine:

Got up early, but felt perky and ready to go! Doug was not perky...heh, that made it kinda funny. :) Had a banana and a diet coke...had coffee and a clif bar on the way.
Event warmup:

Got there in plenty of time...we checked in and got marked and chipped. Port-a-pottie visits and transition set-ups. I got in the water a bit, it felt nice...not cold and not too choppy.
  • 17m 42s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 10s / 100 yards

Forgot (AGAIN!) at the last minute my earrings were in...too far back to transition, the waves were starting. So I hid them under a piece of driftwood by a big pink rock. Easy to find later.

This was a PR for an OWS for me...it was FUN! WHen I got to T1 I saw Sue's (PTinVA) wetsuit was on the ground and her bike was GONE. Wow, she smoked that swim.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more OWS rather than pool. Breathing every stroke rather than every other or every 4th is fine for the pool, but doesn't work for open water...this only took me 2 years to figure out! I'm excited to do more of this.
Transition 1
  • 02m 59s

This was my best leg of this tri! WHoohooo! I am a transition maniac.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, it was a thing of beauty.
  • 39m 37s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 18.93 mile/hr

I loved this bike ride. I was riding Doug's road bike with my saddle on it. I have never ridden aero, so I asked him to take off the aero pads so I could get to the drops easier....I ended up riding aero nearly the whole time. It was SO MUCH FUN! My bike at home needs some sizing adjustments and then I can get my aero bars on.

I have matching line bruises on the back of both arms from not having the aero pads....pretty, but worth it.
What would you do differently?:

Padded aero bars and go freakin faster.
Transition 2
  • 01m 57s

This was a longish transititon for me because I got one running shoe on and remembered the stick of gum I put in my shoe for the run...took it off, unwrapped the gum/gum in mouth, shoe back on. My last H Head race I ran with my gum in my shoe the whole time...mmmmm, minty.
What would you do differently?:

Rmember my gum, not be so worried about the pony-tail to hair clip transition...stop laughing.
  • 38m 3s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 12m 14s  min/mile

This is where I felt the 12 lb weight gain the most. Going from teaching aerobics to sitting at a desk has taken it's toll. I am still able to work out enough to race sprints, but I could feel it. I am trying not to beat myself up, but I hate it. I know it'll come as I adjust my new life, but I am not a patient person.

The bright spots were seeing Sue (PTinVA) on the run and having Doug run back to find me after he finished and run in with me. That helped tremendously.

What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Found Doug and talked to Sue. We were on a timetable so had to get out of there fast...loaded up the car and hit the road. My plane landed in Jacksonville and I was back in my neck of the woods by late afternoon.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight gain, not as much time to train as I used to have. Trying to adjust stuff.

Event comments:

Despite the weight gain and despite the 1 year without a race, I still was pretty consistent to my other race times. I had a PR on the swim and I had a GREAT time. It was the first time Doug and I got to do a tri together and that component was really cool. I love the competition (in my head I always think I am winning!) and I love the training and the sport.

Holy hell that was fun. More, please. :)

Last updated: 2007-05-07 12:00 AM
00:17:42 | 820 yards | 02m 10s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/12
Overall: 0/163
Performance: Good
Suit: None! Shebeest tri top/trek shorts
Course: Out to the yellow buoy, with the current and against the wind, parallel to the beach to the next buoy!
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Bad
Time: 02:59
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:39:37 | 12.5 miles | 18.93 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/12
Overall: 109/163
Performance: Average
Heh, I look fast...but the course was not this long...it was at least a mile short.
Wind: Little
Course: Nice flat and downhill course, and a freakin lot of beauty to take in as well. Great course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:57
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:38:03 | 03.11 miles | 12m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/12
Overall: 155/163
Performance: Below average
Course: Pretty.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5