Greenville Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Greenville, South Carolina
United States
Setup, Inc
82F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 15m 38s
Overall Rank = 75/345
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 9/36
Pre-race routine:

I began my pre-race routine the night before by eating jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon, brats and drinking beer. Sounded good at the time. In the morning, I woke up at 4:30am drank my coffee and ate a bagel with peanut butter. Racked up the bike and headed to the Westside Aquatic Center. I was running late so I was trying to get my bike off my car as quickly as possible, when the girl next to me asks me if I could pump up her tires. Of course, I had to do that. It was now 6:30 and I knew transition closed at 6:45. My swim start was 7:05. I asked hers - 7:45! Once I finally made it into transition, I threw everything somewhat in order, but forgot something. I forgot to get body marked and my chip! Crap!
Event warmup:

A quick sprint to get my chip and bodymarking and a few laps in the pool.
  • 06m 56s
  • 437 meters
  • 01m 35s / 100 meters

Swim was good. Probably could have picked up a few more seconds if I had seeded myself a little better.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 27s

Uneventful. Shoes, sunglasses and helmet went on easily. No issues.
What would you do differently?:

  • 42m 36s
  • 15 miles
  • 21.13 mile/hr

Good ride. Really wanted to bust this one out. I got a flat tire last year and had to walk my bike. I pushed pretty hard and the results showed. I am sure my HR was high, but did not wear my Garmin. It's a sprint. It's supposed to be high! No real issues.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Maybe use the big ring more.
Transition 2
  • 01m 20s

Good T2. Still need to get some Yankz or lace locks.
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 20s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 32s  min/mile

PR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Run felt real good. I was a little concerned at first because I did push hard on the bike. For the first mile, my legs would not loosen up. Finally my calves relaxed and I could start picking up the pace. Ran hard through the finish.
Post race
Warm down:

Ran into my physical therapist who was volunteering at the finish line and chatted with her while meeting up with my wife. GRabbed some water and Gatorade to cool down.

Event comments:

Another good race by Set Up. I really enjoy participating in their events.

Last updated: 2008-10-21 12:00 AM
00:06:56 | 437 meters | 01m 35s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/36
Overall: 45/345
Performance: Good
Course: 50m Pool swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:27
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:42:36 | 15 miles | 21.13 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/36
Overall: 88/345
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: The course was moderate with some hills. The hills are not real steep, but in tough places.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 92
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:23:20 | 03.1 miles | 07m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/36
Overall: 123/345
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly course two loop course. Starts out uphill on a washed out dirt trail. Moves on to asphalt going up hill. Loop connects back and down the dirt trail.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5