Tri the Parks - Indian Springs State Park - TriathlonSprint

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Flovilla, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 53m
Overall Rank = bad/550+
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Get up at 5 am. Eat banana, oatmeal and coffee. Triple check gear. Try not to panic. Yell at hubby for taking too long to get going.
Event warmup:

Look at water course and crack jokes about not ending race in ambulance. try not to panic.
  • 00m
  • 656 yards
  • / 100 yards

Slow and steady. That is my motto. Then suddenly heard the next wave crashing through the water behind me. nothing like fear to get you to swim faster!
What would you do differently?:

Swim out I don't get run over by the 85 year old!
Transition 1
  • 05m

Took the time to drink some sport drink. It really helped the ride!
What would you do differently?:

Lose 20 years of age, 50 or so pounds and have a bike that didn't say HUFFY on it....
  • 00m
  • 12.8 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

Good ride for me. I think I made up for the rest of my slowness here. One note. The race organizers had the course covered except for one area in the village near the entrance to the park. A guy got hit by a car here and I think having a policeman there might have helped avioid it.
What would you do differently?:

peddle faster, grow longer legs, ride a real bike...
Transition 2
  • 00m

Esy to transition when everyone is done already!
What would you do differently?:

Try to ignore the skinny 26 year old who has already finished, showered and had his breakfats by the time I am in T2.
  • 00m
  • 3.1 miles
  •  min/mile

Picture an old hedge hog trying to run up a hill. That pretty much describes it all..
What would you do differently?:

I would have been born in Kenya...
Post race
Warm down:

Collapse in heap at the finish line followed by frantic chugging of water. Start visualizing the six beers and a steak I would be eating in about three hours..

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hmmm..maybe all those beers and steaks...

Event comments:

Well done! Thanks to the lady who (without my asking) threw the cup of water on my back as I ran by...

Seriously..A good race but racers need to be aware the cars in the area either don't get it or are just being hostile to the racers..Be careful on the bikes!

Last updated: 2008-06-29 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 656 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/550+
Performance: Average
Suit: tri
Course: Out half moon around several bouys.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 05:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:00:00 | 12.8 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/550+
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Nice rolling hills. The big one out of the park seemed to go on forever. I really liked this bike course.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:00:00 | 03.1 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/550+
Performance: Average
Course: Hills, Hills, Hills. Then at the end..more hills. Being able to stop by a campsite and have some bacon and coffee with some friendly campers was nice though (the course runs through several camping areas).
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4