Oldham County Mini-Triathlon - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Buckner, Kentucky
United States
Total Time = 48m 40s
Overall Rank = 9/168
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/17
Pre-race routine:

Woke up a couple hours before the race and ate my usual PB&J on a whole wheat English muffin with a glass of water.
  • 07m
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 36s / 100 yards

This was a pool swim with 30 second starts. Knowing that it was a short race, I went out fairly aggresively. With about 1-1/2 laps left I caught the guy in front of me and drafted off of him until the final length of swim where I passed him.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m

This race was probably my best race for transitions. My times are unknown since I didn't use my lap feature on my watch and the race wasn't chip timed, but I felt very efficient in T1.
What would you do differently?:

Tri shoes would help a bit, as compared to my standard road cycling shoes with 3 individual straps, but only marginally.
  • 23m 44s
  • 8 miles
  • 20.22 mile/hr

I didn't check out the course before hand, so I was a little surprised by the overall hilly character of the course. I really attacked the 1st couple hills hard not expecting one after another, after another, etc. After the 1st few hills I went up them at a steady, but strong pace.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. It would have been helpful to scout out the course before hand. I probably wouldn't have hit the first few hills quite as hard.
Transition 2
  • 00m

See notes on T1. I did leave my race belt behind, even though it was right with my running shoes. No harm done.
What would you do differently?:

  • 14m 15s
  • 1.86 miles
  • 07m 40s  min/mile

I kept a strong pace throughout. The only person to pass me in the entire race did so early in the run. I tried to keep that guy in my sites, but he was too fast. Felt stronger on the 2nd half of the run, but I think that it was more downhill versus the front half.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Ate an orange quarter and a banana. Drank a bottle of powerade and a bottle of water. Walked around for a few minutes, then watched the others finish up.

Mark (per6594) talked into sticking around for the awards, thinking that I might actually have a shot at one. I'm glad that I listened to him because I ended up being 2nd in my age group.

Event comments:

This is a very small local race, around 170 people. The packet pick-up was extremely disorganized. They had a couple different lines for people who pre-registered, needed to register, USAT, Non-USAT without any signs indicating which line was which. Otherwise, the race was well run for a small scale local race. Fun race, challenging course, and would definitely do it again.

Last updated: 2007-08-29 12:00 AM
00:07:00 | 437 yards | 01m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/168
Performance: Good
Swim time is approximate based upon other racers keeping track of my time
Course: 8 lap pool swim.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:23:44 | 08 miles | 20.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/168
Performance: Good
Avg HR 158 Max HR 175
Wind: None
Course: Out & back. This was a very hilly course. None of the hills were super steep or super long. After the turn around there was a short downhill strech that allowed for a brief break from the constant up & down.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:14:15 | 01.86 miles | 07m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/168
Performance: Good
Time is based on an estimate from me looking at my watch leaving T2. Overall Race Avg HR 161 / Max 185
Course: Out & back with a small loop. Cross country course of part grass and part gravel path.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 3