Kinetic Sprint, Race #4 - TriathlonSprint

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
United States
Set-Up, Inc
56F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 57m 31s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 5/12
Pre-race routine:

Ate bagel with peanut butter and honey, prepped bike, put on wet-suit.
Event warmup:

some stretching and running to/from vehicles. swam for about 5min.
  • 17m 6s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

Struggled just to get going-- a bit of the panicky thing going on. Still placed 2nd in AG so not displeased.
What would you do differently?:

settle down to start the race... just work to get more comfortable in the water.
Transition 1
  • 03m 37s

Struggled with the steep few steps to get the bike up out of transition. This was pretty muddy at this point and with the ACL recovery, was just praying i didn't slip. Also had major mud in the shoes -- not fun.
What would you do differently?:

Pray harder for no rain. :)
  • 1h 04m 22s
  • 20 miles
  • 18.64 mile/hr

Speed calculates out ok but really felt slow for me. Had to slow at some parts due to rain with the hills or turns at the bottom -- wet pavement affected performance some. Also, had to slow at one point due to traffic.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - this was a C race.
Transition 2
  • 02m 1s

Struggled to find equipment. By this time was pouring pretty hard. Everything was soaked. Nasty section of mud coming in with the bike -- others had lost their shoes in this.

Also, the narrow path out of transition was very slippery with mud -- had to be careful of slipping due to knee injury/recovery.
What would you do differently?:

Pray harder for no rain :)
  • 30m 26s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 47s  min/mile

initial hill drove HR up coming off bike- made for a slow feeling start. pretty heavy rain throughout, really just wanted it to end by this point.
What would you do differently?:

more intervals for faster run time.
Post race
Warm down:

not much really, just walking bike and equipment back to car.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

rain, rain, rain at this point.

Event comments:

Enjoyed the race, great location for me. The rain made last half pretty unpleasant though.

Last updated: 2008-01-03 12:00 AM
00:17:06 | 820 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/12
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: sleeveless
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 56F / 13C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:04:22 | 20 miles | 18.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/12
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Lots of smallish hills.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 88
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:01
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:26 | 03.11 miles | 09m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/
Course: Not bad, initial hill coming out of transition. Steep hill through woods coming down to beach. Otherwise pretty flat.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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] 4