Tri the Parks - Indian Springs State Park - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 15m 9s
Overall Rank = ?/484
Age Group = 40-44m
Age Group Rank = 15/54
Pre-race routine:

4:45am wake up call - Drove in from Atlanta
Event warmup:

Swam 50 yards to make sure goggles weren't leaking
  • 13m 39s
  • 656 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

Race for all intents was over in the first 100 meters of the swam. I blew myself up in the washing machine before the first buoy - Goggles knocked askew and leaking, heartrate through the roof, swallowing water, etc.
Just plain tried to go out too fast for my swim fitness level. Now I know better. .

Found a little bit of my stroke towards the end, but the damage was done. .
What would you do differently?:

Quite simple, really. I do not train to sprint when I am working out at the pool - Long steady effort is not how you get ready for a short race like this. Need to incorporate some more intensity to the mix.
Transition 1
  • 01m 14s

I was in the very last rack before T1 exit. Don't know if this was good or bad. Jersey wouldn't go over my head!
What would you do differently?:

Not run the same pace as the guy in front of me. I think I forgot it was a race.
  • 35m 58s
  • 12.8 miles
  • 21.35 mile/hr

My strong suit was undone by heartrate that was way too high after the swim. I passed enough people to feel ok about the effort but not satisfied.
What would you do differently?:

Segment was at the mercy of my swim hangover. .
Transition 2
  • 01m 14s

Couldn't get my left shoe unclipped before the dismount line! Ran into T2 with one cycling shoe on, the other off. Thank you. Thank you. I'll be here all week.
  • 23m 2s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 26s  min/mile

Well, some of the hills were tough. I wasn't passed too much but don't recall if reeled in anyone in my AG either, so just kind of held my ground.

I have a number of running races coming up - That's gonna help me get a little faster, I think.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of preparation in the swim. I would have done better overall if my effort in the beginning had been a little bit more controlled.

Event comments:

As mediocre as my day was, I must say I thought the race was extremely well run. The organizers did an excellent job of making the event smooth.

I've changed my race plans and now plan to show up at the series race in August for a little revenge.

Last updated: 2007-06-11 12:00 AM
00:13:39 | 656 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/54
Overall: 0/484
Performance: Bad
Course: Triangular
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:14
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:35:58 | 12.8 miles | 21.35 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/54
Overall: 0/484
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Rolled gently once outside the park.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:14
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:02 | 03.1 miles | 07m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/54
Overall: 0/484
Course: Rolling 5k over the park grounds
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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] 5