Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Centreville, Virginia
United States
Fins Wheels Feet Racing
46F / 8C
Total Time = 1h 07m 12s
Overall Rank = 33/210
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 4/20
Pre-race routine:

Got up waaaay early (but had to be w/ 6:30 race), but with enough time to get stuff done.. Got there started to setup transition and go through the other motions. Chatted with VAMDDCBTTCers. No dancing for me.. I am not cool enough.
Event warmup:

Don't you mean cool down? Since I was standing in my tri gear for 20 minutes in 46 degree weather?
  • 04m 37s
  • 250 meters
  • 01m 51s / 100 meters

Great swim for me.. was concerned my 82 placing put me way too high. But I was wrong.. had some feet for a while.. passed 2 or 3 including one guy walking after 100M on a 250M swim starting in the top 40 people.. dummy. Run Out of pool to transition involved passing 4 more people.. that time counts.. RUN PEOPLE
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 26s

Good T1, first time getting into shoes on bike.. forgot to body glide shoes so a little time.. wasted about 15 seconds on watch.
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to put on watch with cold hands, practice shoes with wet cold feet.
  • 34m 7s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 21.81 mile/hr

Good ride.. I love the bike and covet a tri bike with sweet wheels.. one day. Pushed it, passed a bunch, passed by one guy he pulled a 23+ pace. One fool was blocking on the long downhill home.. yelled three times on your left before he moved.. I wasn't breaking, trust me I am aggressive on the bike ;) Caught shelly w/ .5 mile to go.. yay.. ended up 1st AG so really happy
What would you do differently?:

Nothing .. but would have liked 22mph :)
Transition 2
  • 01m 31s

Good T2, but surface hurt.. getting on shoes with numb feet.. tough.. first time no socks.. saves time
What would you do differently?:

  • 25m 30s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 12s  min/mile

Good run.. pushed it, knee felt good for the most part (last .5 mile). Left T2 with Shelly123, but she quickly sped away.. tried to stay with her, but to no avail.. then yelled "prance on brotha" to 3558 as he passed me, and "run boy run" to weds19 chasing down 3558.. all within a minute or 3 after leaving transition.. I am obsessed with getting my run paces around 7 so this is my fastest 5k but my journey is just beginning. Pushed it in the sixes for the last 1/2 mile.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder.. didn't dry heave like 3558.. so I have more ;)
Post race
Warm down:

Finished race.. surprised when not many people at the finish except for BTers.. that changed in about 20-20 minutes. Chilled with BTers collecting hardware.. got some hammer gels for 4th (or winning raffle.. its my world I can dream) .. then got some sweet sweet IHOP w/ 3558, Shelly and Z

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Really loved this race.. best race ever for me .. and the swag is really nice

Last updated: 2008-01-01 12:00 AM
00:04:37 | 250 meters | 01m 51s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/20
Overall: 40/210
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri-gear
Course: Snake Swim, 10 laps
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 61F / 16C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:34:07 | 12.4 miles | 21.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/20
Overall: 13/210
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: 2 loops through neighborhood, mostly flat except for a little piece which gets the heart pumping.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:31
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:25:30 | 03.11 miles | 08m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/20
Overall: 97/210
Performance: Good
M1: 8:43 (175/180) M2: 8:19 (177/182) M3: 7:49 (178/183) M4: 6:38 (184/185) for .1 miles
Course: Out and back, neither flat nor hilly, just gradual
Keeping cool Drinking
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