Tri the Parks - Indian Springs State Park - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
Total Time = 1h 11m 34s
Overall Rank = 61/500+
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 8/27
Pre-race routine:

Drink espresso, drink breakfast shake, bathroom, brush teeth, dress, head to race.
Event warmup:

Bike, run, light swim at the water.
  • 11m 11s
  • 656 yards
  • 01m 42s / 100 yards

Not a bad swim. Busy at first as usual but I pulled away from the second pack behind the lead pack into clear water after the first turn. Took a little bit for me to get into my normal breathing rate. Stroke felt good. Water was murky.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder at the start to stay with the lead group.
Transition 1
  • 01m 8s

Long run from the water to my bike. Uphill then down hill. Slow transition time result. Blah
What would you do differently?:

Run faster to my bike.
  • 35m 15s
  • 12.8 miles
  • 21.79 mile/hr

Pretty good bike ride. I think I could have pushed harder but mentally I am still worried about my run segment so I held back a touch.
What would you do differently?:

Pushed harder. Drank a little more.
Transition 2
  • 01m

Missed my marker to get my shoes off!! Only got one foot out so I had to dismount with one shoe on. Took it off and started the uphill run to my rack spot. After slipping on socks and shoes I grabbed my belt, gps, hat, and gel and headed even more up hill to the run start. I don't know if it was just the transition area or me but my T times SUCKED!!!
What would you do differently?:

Get out of my shoes and have a faster T time
  • 22m 56s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 24s  min/mile

Started out fair taking my gel and running up the hills. When I got to the camp grounds I was not feeling the best. I think it was the hills that pushed my pace all over the place. My gps said I had a fast pace of 5:50/mi and slow pace of 9:02. MAN!!
What would you do differently?:

Run faster. My runs are not where they need to be.
Post race
Warm down:

MarvArnett grabbed me and walked me to the shade. Then we had some water and started cheering the rest of the racers in.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough interval training with my run. When I compare my age group rankings I am happy with my swim and bike but not happy with my run. These sprints favor the runners so I need to get my ass in gear.

Event comments:

I'm gonna be running tonight!!!

Last updated: 2007-06-25 12:00 AM
00:11:11 | 656 yards | 01m 42s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/27
Overall: 0/500+
Performance: Average
Suit: none
Course: V-style course.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:08
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:35:15 | 12.8 miles | 21.79 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/27
Overall: 0/500+
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty good out and back course. Nice hill to start off with that provided a blast back into the park.
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:00
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:56 | 03.1 miles | 07m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/27
Overall: 0/500+
Performance: Below average
Course: Hilly course starting with grass and pinestraw. The loops in the camping areas had the big hills.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4