Ramblin Rose - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
United States
Endurance Magazine
coldF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 06m 29s
Overall Rank = 130/457
Age Group = novice
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5am, downed some coffee and ate a 1/2 bagel w/ PB. Started drinking water and headed down the street to meet up w/ some other women I had been training with.
Event warmup:

Did not do too much warming up...just walked around and did a few stretches.
  • 04m 45s
  • 250 yards
  • 01m 54s / 100 yards

Swimming is my strong point and I was really hoping to do better. I passed three people (2 were in the heat before mine) but the water was so warm that my arms and legs felt like bricks by the time I climbed out.
What would you do differently?:

While waiting to enter the pool, the person in front of me said that I could go in front of her. I said "no" because I didn't want to get passed by someone with a better time than me. I should have taken her up on it because I passed her at the end of the 2nd lap.
Transition 1
  • 04m 1s

I had no idea I was moving so slowly! I'm so bummed about this time!
What would you do differently?:

  • 36m 21s
  • 9 miles
  • 14.86 mile/hr

During the bike I noticed my lft knee hurting and I was pushing and pulling much harder with my right leg.
What would you do differently?:

Ride the course and train more
Transition 2
  • 01m 57s

this transition was better but still should have been faster.
What would you do differently?:

practice transitions!
  • 19m 27s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 43s  min/mile

Due to overusing my right leg while on the bike my rt calf cramped severally on the run. It stayed that way for about 1/4 mile and then the pain was mild.
What would you do differently?:

train better
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around...ate some food...drank lot of water! Even though it was cold, I was extremely hot!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Many things that I will work on for my 2nd triathlon!

Event comments:

I knew I was not going to get any awards but I stuck around for them any way. I was surprised that most people had gone by then. It was really neat to see everyone who got an award so proud....not to mention all the cool stuff I got because I did stay!

Last updated: 2008-10-21 12:00 AM
00:04:45 | 250 yards | 01m 54s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 51/457
Performance: Average
Suit: TYR two peice w/ TYR tri top
Course: serpentine swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:01
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:36:21 | 09 miles | 14.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 114/457
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: The course is very hilly and I did not ride it prior to the event....I wish I had.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:57
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:19:27 | 02 miles | 09m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 170/457
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4