Kinetic Sprint, Race #4 - TriathlonSprint

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
United States
Set-Up, Inc
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 37m 8s
Overall Rank = 17/197
Age Group = W30-34
Age Group Rank = 2/46
Pre-race routine:

Slept in - the race didn't start until 10.. Woke up to the many voices in the Kinetic House (12 total Bters, most who were racing - fun times). Headed over to the course in pouring rain. Some of us covered ourselves in trash bags, and attempted to setup transition area. Luckily I turned the trash bag inside out and used it to cover my stuff.. It was nice having relatively dry shoes/hat/stuff that got soaked within 5 mins anyways.
Event warmup:

No warm-up in the crazy conditions. Did warm-up with some VAMDDCBTTC photo shoots. See my album.
  • 13m 8s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

Course was long.. I over swam a buoy and had to get back on course. Normal swim - felt uncomfortable, didn't like it much. I don't think my extra swimming the last few months did any good.
What would you do differently?:

Dunno.. Maybe not swim as much in training. Stay on course better.
Transition 1
  • 02m 21s

13 overall 2 AG.. Everything was standard here. No issues with sitting down - since I am still pretty fast. Put shoes on with all the mud - not sure if this was the best idea. Though I did pass a bunch of people having serious issues getting in the shoes already on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

  • 54m 38s
  • 18 miles
  • 19.77 mile/hr

Nice course. Lots of rain. Passed more than passed me. Happy with my bike. My new Elite seriously rocks. Though I was hesitant on some down hills with the new brakes (Zipp Vukas have much more "aggressive" brake levers).
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 54s

OVerall 49 AG 10. Felt like I was moving in slow motion putting shoes on. Again sitting down.
What would you do differently?:

  • 25m 7s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 05s  min/mile

Very happy with this run. I pushed and PUSHED HARD the entire run. Got to see Dck, Amy, BITM and Slake out on the course. Only passed by one other woman (but 100s of men ;)) and did pass one woman. Yay. Did a standalone 5k in oct of last year and did around 25 flat. Still not a PR but much closer. I felt near an asthma attack the entire run (and I don't have asthma) which tells me that I couldn't have gone harder. I knew during the run that there weren't many women ahead of me, so I better push it to ag place.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

None. It was cold. I was freezing.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

NOthing. Weather was bad, but it was bad for everyone

Event comments:

Excellent course, excellent race. Will do it, or the half every year. 2nd place in ag makes me very happy, even though it says much more about the competition than my performance. 63 women registered so I knew from before the start that it would take lots of luck to place in the ag, but I guess I was sufficiently lucky - and raced hard enough too :)

Last updated: 2007-11-28 12:00 AM
00:13:08 | 820 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/46
Overall: 15/197
Performance: Below average
Suit: full
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time: 02:21
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:54:38 | 18 miles | 19.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/46
Overall: 23/197
Performance: Good
Course: Nice course. Lots of rain. Passed more than passed me. Happy with my bike. My new Elite seriously rocks. Though I was hesitant on some down hills with the new brakes (Zipp Vukas have much more "aggressive" brake levers).
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:54
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:07 | 03.11 miles | 08m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/46
Overall: 46/197
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5