Mountain Lakes Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Guntersville, Alabama
United States
Team Magic
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 20m 17s
Overall Rank = 106/900
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 11/40
Pre-race routine:

Drank a lot of water for 2 days, carb loaded on pizza, pasta and got protein from tuna and shakes.
Event warmup:

Not much time to warmup because of my navigation abilities. I left Duluth, GA at 3:17am and thankfully because of a time change I did not have to speed too fast! I arrived about 45 minutes before the scheduled start at 7:30am which did not happen.
Picked up packed and applied race numbers then loaded my bike in the transition area (2nd row spot 195) then got chip and ink.
Ran: 1mile with sweat shirt.
Stretch: theraband-pecs, legs, shoulders and rotator cuff.

  • 10m 30s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 45s / 100 yards

Great entry idea that i took from a collegiate athlete. good first 100+meters then poor 300 meters then average last 200meters. At the end I kept breathing gas fumes from the idleing boats.
What would you do differently?:

draft, pace, naviagate better!
Transition 1
  • 02m 5s

WASTED TIME! need to work on a proper method of socks and shoes or go sockless after making sure my feet are dry. I sat down and did not focus enough...this is could change my position dramtically,if a minute is knocked off and I cadence the bike better I have the ability to move up 5 spots.
What would you do differently?:

have elastic laces and not wear socks, and add a bucket of water.
  • 47m 31s
  • 16.2 miles
  • 20.46 mile/hr

very hot but traffic less ride with some bad road sections
What would you do differently?:

work on cadence, shifting, bike positioning on climbs, and getting in with a group.
Transition 2
  • 00m 19s

missed the row my bike was on.
What would you do differently?:

run faster to my rack spot
  • 19m 29s
  • 3 miles
  • 06m 29s  min/mile

good start, then began feeling it in my abs around the 1.2 mile marker, felt the lactic acid around half mile.
What would you do differently?:

need to have a gel or pill to help with lactic acid with some mileage left on the bike.
Post race
Warm down:

felt decent....3 bottles of water, drank 1 other 2 kept me cool.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of sleep and feeling in legs at the end. need new running flats but overall I was not mentally there, my focus was more on who passed? what age group? individual/beginner? instead of the minutes and seconds ticket away.

Event comments:


Last updated: 2007-08-07 12:00 AM
00:10:30 | 600 yards | 01m 45s / 100yards
Age Group: 12/40
Overall: 0/900
Performance: Average
Suit: TYR
Course: orange bouies ...entry was short and I used a jump and dive entry tactic.
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:05
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:47:31 | 16.2 miles | 20.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/40
Overall: 0/900
Performance: Below average
did not take HR, needed to focus more on cadence
Wind: Little
Course: mostly flat with rolling hills that interupted my cadence
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:19
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:29 | 03 miles | 06m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 5/40
Overall: 0/900
Performance: Average
Course: out and back
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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