HIWAAY Huntsville Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Huntsville, Alabama
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 58m 10s
Overall Rank = 136/471
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Spent the night in Huntsville at a friend's house. Got up early and pounded a bar and a gu. Set up shop in the transition area and then just chilled for a little while.
Event warmup:

Slow jog around the facilities.
  • 08m 58s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 03s / 100 yards

It's a pool swim, so hard to say what the time difference is between this and open water. As well as can be expected with turn arounds and the traffic.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 23m 33s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 15.82 mile/hr

Bike ride through town. Not bad this time around. Passed my buddy Scott who pulled away and smoked me on the run. He didn't look so good. Bike isn't my strength, so I knew I still had to hump it to get in the top 150 which was my goal.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more on the bike (story of my life).
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 25m 40s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 15s  min/mile

Felt pretty good with the run. Had a pretty good start and a good pace through the turnaround. It's easy to stay engaged with all the stuff to look at through the trail run. Hell Hill (I believe the locals call it) always kicks my butt. Pushed it at the end to try to catch my Scott who was steadily pulling away. He got me, but I ended with a pretty good kick.
What would you do differently?:

Pace the hill better and kick even harder.
Post race
Warm down:

Ending in the pool is good. Hammered some fruit and cookies right after.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing really. Just need to train better.

Event comments:

I like this race. It's a laid back environment and a good, easy crowd. Shortened distances make it hard to get really anxious about too. Fun time.

Last updated: 2008-06-10 12:00 AM
00:08:58 | 437 yards | 02m 03s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/471
Performance: Good
Course: Pool swim with lap turns.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:23:33 | 06.21 miles | 15.82 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/471
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Pretty flat with a slow uphill slope at the turnaround.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:40 | 03.11 miles | 08m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/471
Performance: Good
Course: Good trail run around a golf course, through the woods, and up and down hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4