Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lebanon, Tennessee
United States
Team Magic
78F / 26C
Total Time = 1h 27m 4s
Overall Rank = /400
Age Group = Male 45-49
Age Group Rank = 7/26
Pre-race routine:

Appx. 300 calories 3 hours before start time which consisted of a bowl of cereal and a few cups of coffee. A few liters of water. Forgot my Hammer gel and needed a Gatorade.
Event warmup:

Stretching. 150 yards of swimming.
  • 05m 40s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

Some lane congestion. Couldn't keep a rhythm. Had to walk behind a few people who were swimming side-by-side.
What would you do differently?:

Dunno. How to deal with lane traffic, especially when you can't get around them?
Transition 1
  • 02m 59s

Forgot bike shoes. Had to put on running shoes. Problems getting them tied.
What would you do differently?:

Um, not forget bike shoes.
  • 52m 29s
  • 16.5 miles
  • 18.86 mile/hr

Left my bike shoes at home, so had to pedal on SPDs in running shoes. Diffcult to say the least.
What would you do differently?:

Um, not forget my bike shoes. Like,clip them into my pedals the night before.
Transition 2
  • 00m 53s

Road was wet; couldn't brake heavily nor jump off of bike.

But hey, my running shoes were already on and tied!
  • 25m 5s
  • 3 miles
  • 08m 22s  min/mile

Not bad. Thighs and hammys were really stiff from the awkward biking. Had a decent kick at the end for about 1/5 mile. The one bad hill was tough.
What would you do differently?:

Would have had a better run had I worn bike shoes.
Post race
Warm down:

None to speak of. Was concerned about our 11 year old still on the bike portion. Hamstrings were really hurting. Forgot my recovery drink. Did a Gatorade and a banana.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bad bike segment.

Event comments:

I tried to overcome the obstacle of not having my bike shoes and still pulled a 7th out of 26 in my AG.

I can live with that!

Last updated: 2008-07-04 12:00 AM
00:05:40 | 300 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/26
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Average
Suit: Tri short and tri top
Course: Pool swim with lanes.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:59
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:52:29 | 16.5 miles | 18.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/26
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Bad
Course: Partial rough road. Wet from rain and sometimes drizzling.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:53
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:25:05 | 03 miles | 08m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/26
Overall: 0/400
Performance: Average
Course: One really gnarly hill almost at the halfway point. Rolling hills.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4