Kinetic Sprint, Race #4 - TriathlonSprint

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
United States
Set-Up, Inc
Total Time = 2h 06m 1s
Overall Rank = 140/197
Age Group = Female 25-29
Age Group Rank = 31/42
  • 22m 41s
  • 750 yards
  • 03m 01s / 100 yards

Wow. The water didn't feel cold until I put my face in it and started hypervenitlating. I think it was a combo of panic/cold. I powered it on on my back alot of the way since I didn't want to lose time and energy forcing myself to breath underwater (which I could not get myself to do).
What would you do differently?:

Spend more time with my face in open water blowing out my nose. Sounds silly but it would have been worth more than a winter of 5:30 AM swim practices Sunday.
Transition 1
  • 05m 31s

My shoes were pretty muddy by the time I left TI, though it was only sprinkling at the time.
What would you do differently?:

More organized transition area. I just couldn't decide what the weather would do (ok, I knew it would rain but I was falsely optimistic) so I had some clothes out, but not the jacket I ended up wanting. I had to dig for it in my bag.
  • 1h 06m 17s
  • 18 miles
  • 16.29 mile/hr

By the end of my ride it was raining in sheets, but I felt okay in the rain. It was my first race on my bike or in aero bars, and I was really happy with it. It took me a few miles to get my legs under me.
What would you do differently?:

Ride more before I race. Have water and not just gatorade.
Transition 2
  • 02m 45s

My running shoes had muddy puddles in them. I took off my soaked socks from the ride and just wore the running shoes without them. It was solid mud by this point.
What would you do differently?:

Cover my shoes.
  • 28m 49s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 16s  min/mile

After a 1/2 mile or so of pain, it was a nice quick course and my legs felt pretty good. Ran the last mile with another woman and I think it kept up the pace/kept my mind off how wet I was.
What would you do differently?:

I felt solid on the run. I wouldn't really change anything.
Post race
Warm down:

Space blanket in the medical tent while I waited for my friend. Wiping mud off things and putting on dry clothes. Visit to the Stonewall Jackson Shrine.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Breathing on the swim. I devoted alot of time in training this winter to the swim only to backstroke, so that sucked. That also meant I gave less time to running and biking.

Event comments:

Will run it again! Well organized!

Last updated: 2008-03-16 12:00 AM
00:22:41 | 750 yards | 03m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 37/42
Overall: 168/197
Performance: Below average
Suit: Full Wetsuit
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 61F / 16C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Average
Breathing: Bad Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:31
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:06:17 | 18 miles | 16.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 30/42
Overall: 137/197
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: A few rolling hills, not too many cars, not too crowded. Wet. Wet. Wet.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:49 | 03.11 miles | 09m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 26/42
Overall: 117/197
Course: Hill right out of the shoot. Ouch. Loved the downhill finish, but didn't like the last few yards being on muddy grass.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5