Mountain Lakes Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Guntersville, Alabama
United States
Team Magic
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 25m 37s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 11/31
Pre-race routine:

Set up my transition spot and then stretched. Normally i run but my knee was hurting so I didn't want to hurt myself.
Event warmup:

I was one of the last ones to go in the time trial start so I took a nap on the field.
  • 11m 13s
  • 600 yards
  • 01m 52s / 100 yards

I lost the buoys twice but I did not go far off of coarse. My shoulders were sore from not swimming all summer. My goggles fogged up the last 200yds which made it hard to look into the sun and see the finish.
Transition 1
  • 01m 34s

Once again it took close to 90 sec for me to get my feet into my shoes on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Practice getting my feet in my shoes.
  • 48m 30s
  • 16.2 miles
  • 20.04 mile/hr

I finally hit 20mph average but I could have gone faster. I was unable to push harder going up hills and getting into my aero bars constricted my lungs.
What would you do differently?:

Find a way to keep my heart rate at a controlled pace.
Transition 2
  • 00m 58s

my feet got stuck in my shoes so they were hard to put on.
What would you do differently?:

loosen the laces
  • 23m 23s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

I did not have the umph to push it up a notch and go faster.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

On the bike it was my heart rate and my inability to control it. On the run it was lack of conditioning.

Event comments:

I do not like the time trial swim start. It takes forever to go.

Last updated: 2008-08-10 12:00 AM
00:11:13 | 600 yards | 01m 52s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/31
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Triangular coarse. It had lots of weeds and grass in it and took 50 yards to be more than 3 feet deep.
Start type: Run Plus: Shot
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:34
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:48:30 | 16.2 miles | 20.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/31
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
My heart rate was speeding for the majority of the ride. I had a hard time controlling it which led to me not pushing my pace like I knew I could.
Wind: Little
Course: Very flat coarse with very small rises in it. I should have been able to fly on it.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:58
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:23 | 03 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/31
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Flat, out and back coarse.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4