Kinetic Sprint, Race #4 - TriathlonSprint

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
United States
Set-Up, Inc
62F / 17C
Total Time = 1h 50m 49s
Overall Rank = 255/371
Age Group = 34-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up. Got everyone who was coming to watch up. Packed up the truck and headed south. Stopped by 7-11 on the way to the race for coffee. Had a gel 20 minutes before race.
Event warmup:

Swam some to get some water into the suit and look for any chaffing points.
  • 18m 51s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 18s / 100 yards

First time in tri wetsuit. Have swam in lots of suits for diving and combat swimming. Just was really constricting.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more in the suit. Pool was closed so I couldn't get time in the pool .
Transition 1
  • 03m 43s

Was worried about getting my nice new suit all muddy knowing I need to clean it later. Took time to try and get stuff into bag to keep things dry from rain. I should have stayed focused and just pushed it.
What would you do differently?:

Forgot about rain and mud and focused on the least amount of time in T1 as possible. Need to practice T1 and 2 a lot more.
  • 58m 40s
  • 20 miles
  • 20.45 mile/hr

200 yards from the end I wiped out. Lost a good 5 or 6 minutes trying to get my crap together. Feel getting on the bike at the beginning also.
What would you do differently?:

Get used to the computer.
Transition 2
  • 02m 38s

Put Yanks in the shoes. Had major issues getting shoes on with wet bloody hands and 2 inches of mud. Everything in the transition area was under 4 inches of water. Made life really hard.
What would you do differently?:

Not fall off bike. It slowed me down a lot.
  • 27m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile

The pouring rain made the atmosphere fun. Plenty of jokes and what not going around. The fall off the bike got the run off very slowly. Hip, shoulder and general right side all hurt pretty good. By the 3/4 mile to 1 mile mark I was loosened up and moving along.
What would you do differently?:

Not fall off bike.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit looking for my spectators only to find them hanging in the car trying to stay dry.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not being used to the suit and falling off the bike.

Event comments:

Kinetic is one of the best. I plan on being there again next year. The staff was helpful and nice. They tried to make that best of the fact it did nothing but pour the whole race. Many thanks to them for volunteering to be there and put on an event for us even when it is uncomfortable.

Last updated: 2008-01-14 12:00 AM
00:18:51 | 820 yards | 02m 18s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 264/371
Performance: Bad
Started my watch but forgot to turn it off until the end of the bike.
Suit: Full
Course: Triangle with 2 right turns.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 58F / 14C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Bad Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:43
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:58:40 | 20 miles | 20.45 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 253/371
Performance: Good
Started pushing buttons on the bike computer but nothing worked right. Need to play with it and figure out how it works better.
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling hills. Course overall is nice. There are some rough spots in the asphalt but overall a nice ride. The constant rain that fell made it really fun and enjoyable.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:38
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:27:00 | 03.11 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 270/371
Performance: Good
Watch functioned correctly for this one. 182 Avg/191 Max HR.
Course: Rolling hills. Decent run course. Really nice. The end is a long downhill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5