HIWAAY Huntsville Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Huntsville, Alabama
United States
Total Time = 47m 55s
Overall Rank = 15/471
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 4/26
Pre-race routine:

Up at 0400, breakfast, shower and dressed. Left the house around 0515. Got to race site around 0545, set up transition and played with Thomas.
Event warmup:

About a 2 mile bike to check brakes and shifting. Then a ten minute jog about 30 minutes before race start.
  • 07m 22s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 41s / 100 yards

Time was very slow. In July I raced this same distance in open water in 5:30. Pool was very crowded. After about 200 yards I swam like I was in open water, Ii you were slowing me down I was coming through. Had to swim over and bump people on a couple different times.
What would you do differently?:

Next year it will be more fun. I'll be able to race the bike and run faster and the pool will be less crowded. After the race a guy said he was sorry for hitting my feet repeatedly, but then thanked me for clearing a path.
Transition 1
  • 01m 15s

Long run through transition. Shoes off helmet on and goggles in the back pocket.
What would you do differently?:

  • 16m 20s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 22.81 mile/hr

Cassette lock ring came loose and I used the 53-15 the entire second half of the course. I passed between 20 to 30 people on the bike and three disc wheels and I got passed by one biker.
What would you do differently?:

Double check race wheels.
Transition 2
  • 00m 27s

Quick. Flying dismount, bike racked, and goggles on while sprinting to the pool. Did take time to say hi to Mrs Edwards (a volunteer who works out at our gym).
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 27s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 13s  min/mile

Took it very easy on the run. I dont race w/ a heart rate monitor for short course. I thought I was running around 7:50 to 8:00 miles. Show the fitness I've gained training for IMKY.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, got my t-shirt and waited for the wife and kids to show up. Thanks several of the volunteers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

A Ironman in 2 weeks.

Event comments:

A fellow BTer had an issue w. her split timing. This race dosen't use champion chip timing system, but that is why it cost 13 dollars. I'll do this race again next year.

Last updated: 2008-05-09 12:00 AM
00:07:22 | 437 yards | 01m 41s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 20/471
Performance: Good
Suit: Race suit
Course: 8 laps in a 50 meter pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:15
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:16:20 | 06.21 miles | 22.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 3/26
Overall: 12/471
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: First part winds through a neighborhood. Then you ride south for a mile then make the turn around. It is about a 2-3 mile straight way once heading north. Make a right turn then about half a mile till you turn into the Natatorium parking lot.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:27
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:27 | 03.11 miles | 07m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 65/471
Performance: Good
Course: Cross Country trails w/ one verrry steep hill
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4