Tri the Parks - Indian Springs State Park - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
83F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 13m 9s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/54
Pre-race routine:

Same as usual - Drank my pre-race potion 2.5 hours prior to race. Took a gel pack and caffeine tablet 10 minutes prior to race
Event warmup:

  • 13m 23s
  • 656 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

First 200 meters was like a bar fight but once it spread out I felt good. Swim time is a little misleading becasue there was a very long uphill run to the transition area and the timing mat. That probably added 30 seconds at least.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 12s

Tranisiton area was large and on a hill. Going out on the bike meant running downhill in my cleats (I have not pefected putting shoes on the pedals yet). Still, it wasn't as much of a problem as I thought it might be. I like to put socks on in T1 rather than T2 so that might add a few seconds.
  • 33m 41s
  • 12.8 miles
  • 22.80 mile/hr

Pretty tough at first with the hills but since it's an out and back there is a net elevation gain of zero. Coming back you could really turn up the speed.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 14s

I didn't get my shoes off while on the bike in time so I had to run in the transition area with my cleats on. Then I couldn't find my rack position and that wasted time.
What would you do differently?:

Scout rack position for T2 prior to race.
  • 23m 37s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 37s  min/mile

Once again I had a crappy run. The truth is I am in so much discomfort on the run that it's all I can do to maintain a steady pace.
What would you do differently?:

I really need to do more running and get used to the pain.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank Endurox R4 fruit punch flavor.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Inability to deal with pain on run so I could run faster. I could also have picked up about a minute in transitons.

Event comments:

Blue Sky puts on a very good race. It's well run and you have every opportunity to go out there and perform. This race had the following characteristics:
1. Long uphill run to T1
2. Large transition area (500 participants) on a rather steep hill.
3. Long steady uphill for first two miles of the bike.
4. Rolling hills on the run

Last updated: 2007-06-21 12:00 AM
00:13:23 | 656 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 24/54
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: race suit
Course: Counter-clockwise triangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:12
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:33:41 | 12.8 miles | 22.80 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/54
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Out of the park and back. Somewhat technical leaving and re-entering the park with the turns. The first two miles is mostly uphill with a long steady climb for about a mile.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:14
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:37 | 03.1 miles | 07m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 22/54
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly. Out and back with a few detour loops. I found it to be tough.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
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