mini-Mussel Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Geneva, New York
United States
Musselman Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 41m 20s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

If you go and stay in the dorms, bring breakfast. I brought high carb muffins, Yop yogourt drink coffee and orange juice. That worked. No need to get to transition early for a good spot, as the spots are predetermined.
Event warmup:

I ran for about 15 minutes then stretched. More importantly I got myself away from the crowd for a few minutes and got myself mentally focused and prepared to face the swim without freaking out as I had in the only other triathlon I'd done to date (a mini-sprint or tri-a-tri)
  • 10m 33s
  • 500 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

It was impossible to keep my breathing pattern I had planned and practiced. There were too many bodies in the way, for the whole course. There were a lot of people floating on their backs probably due to the extremely choppy conditions. I was pretty thrilled just to keep my cool and stay calm.
What would you do differently?:

I don't think I could have done anything differently. A lot of it was condition of the race and the water.
Transition 1
  • 02m 28s

I had originally planned on trying to do this transition in 2 minutes or less, but that was before I saw how long the run was from the water to the transition area. Given the distance, I am ok with this time.
What would you do differently?:

Transition seems to be my strongest of the parts of a triathlon.
  • 56m 47s
  • 15 miles
  • 15.85 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

go faster!
Transition 2
  • 01m 21s
  • 30m 11s
  • 3 miles
  • 10m 04s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

If I had realized how close I was to the finish, I would have started pouring on all I had left sooner. The finish kindof pops up on you unexpectedly. I had some left-over unfortunately.
Post race
Warm down:

breathing mostly, then went for a swim (splash around really) to cool down

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I went out to prove to myself that I could do a tri, not to go faster. Now that I know I can do it, I'll start working on speed. I beat my goal time of 2:00:00 with a 1:41:20 finish, so I am very happy about that. Also, I was really hoping not to be last, and I wasn't so that made it a special day!

Event comments:

Other triathlons that I've been to as a participant and as a spectator have had booths, vendors, etc. There weren't any, so if you go, be prepared, you won't be able to buy any body glide or socks when you get there! Otherwise this was a very well organized event. Great food too!

Last updated: 2008-07-06 12:00 AM
00:10:33 | 500 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 22/
Overall: 408/
Performance: Average
Suit: ninteen
Course: very choppy stew on the way out. long distance to run out of the water once it was too shallow to run
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: High
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:28
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:56:47 | 15 miles | 15.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 24/
Overall: 431/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: some rollers, some flat. a very nice course. there was wind on the way out but it sure made the way back fun!
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:21
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:11 | 03 miles | 10m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: flat, flat, flat
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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