Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lebanon State Park, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 20m 31s
Overall Rank = 46/455
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/26
Pre-race routine:

After getting 3 hours of sleep, woke up at 3:30am. Ate 2 bagals and 1 bottle of water. Drove the 95 miles to race site eating honey and sipping water. Registered and set up transition.
Event warmup:

Rode the bike 1 mile to make sure all functional, ran .5 mile to check for tightness, swam 100 yards. Took a gel at 7am.
  • 07m 14s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 25s / 100 yards

T1 was included in swim time. This was the best pool swim I've ever done. Was very relaxed, caught a lot of people, drafted a couple times, and was clean off of every wall.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m

included in swim time I passed 3 people from the pool to transition and 2 more coming out of T1 with the bike.
What would you do differently?:

T1 went very smooth.
  • 48m 20s
  • 16.5 miles
  • 20.48 mile/hr

I don't remember this course being this hilly but it worked to my advantage. The tri bikes passed my roadie on the downhills and flats but I caught all of them on the hills. I even saw people walking on one hill as I sprinted passed them. Mike K.(aka Special K) was my motivation. He started 12 people behind me on the swim and I wasn't going to let him catch me on the bike. He said he would catch up to me on the downhills and I would pull away from him on the climbs. The last couple miles were on a one lane, rough road. There was a truck pulling a horse trailer going to the state park and I caught a draft off of him and passed about 5 bikers doing 30mph. I don't know if it was legal but it sure didn't hurt.
What would you do differently?:

I went as fast as I could for as long as I could so I don't think anything else would have helped.
Transition 2
  • 01m

As I was changing my right shoe my right calf cramped. I tried to stretch it then my left calf cramped. I said screw it and got both running shoes on and took off.
What would you do differently?:

I've got to figure out the cramping problem
  • 23m 56s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 59s  min/mile

The first half mile was ugly. I finally got a rythmm and started catching people. At the turn around I saw Courtney (a 17 year old girl I train with) and wanted to catch her badly. Her mom was screaming encouragement to both of us. I ended up with the same run time as her. I really thought I had run this course faster than last year but mmy time was slower. It was extremely humid this year.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more bricks.
Post race
Warm down:

water and a pool swim to cool off

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not getting enough sleep, calf cramps, humidity

Event comments:

I treated this race as an A race and all went as planned except the run. I really wanted a 21 min. 3 mile run so I could hit my goal time of 1:18:00 and beat Mike. Mike got me by :34 seconds and kept me from getting 3rd in AG... but he's my motivation at this race...and if I have to get beat by anyone, I'd want it to be to him. I was able to shave another minute off my time from last year so it is an improvement.

Last updated: 2007-08-02 12:00 AM
00:07:14 | 300 yards | 02m 25s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/26
Overall: 0/455
Performance: Good
Course: 3 laps in a 50 yard pool
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:48:20 | 16.5 miles | 20.48 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/26
Overall: 0/455
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Huge loop on country roads..rough road at the end.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:56 | 03 miles | 07m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/26
Overall: 0/455
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back on park roads
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5