Giant Acorn International - TriathlonOlympic

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Bumpass, VA, Virginia
United States
Setup Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 3h 03m 10s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up, had some breakfast and went to the lake.
Event warmup:

About 50 meters of swim.
  • 34m 21s
  • 1640 yards
  • 02m 05s / 100 yards

Nice swim. At first there was a bit of the swimming over people but I didn't get kicked/hit until over half way through the race. I was happy about that. I stayed on the correct side of the boats this time and decided I didn't need to swim to KY again. Got out of the water without panting and was not worn out at all. It was a bit slower than I can do but I wanted to do this one comfortably to see what that felt like.

I got out between my wave and the one behind me but still in the midst of a lot of blue caps (my wave)
What would you do differently?:

Not a lot. I enjoyed the swim
Transition 1
  • 02m 2s

Chatted with another person at my rack as we were undressing. Grabbed bike with shoes on pedals and took off at a trot.
  • 1h 13m 44s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 20.22 mile/hr

Half the course was older asphalt with a mix of chipseal. YUCK! The other half was brand new pavement. WOOHOOO, that was nice. I was not out to prove anything, just screwing around and keeping a decent pace going.

20MPH in an OLY, that makes me happy! Considering last June was the first time I used clipless pedals and was averaging about 14 MPH for a 30 minute ride.

What would you do differently?:

Not a darned thing. I enjoyed this ride!
Transition 2
  • 02m 20s

I'm still putting socks on because I still have the B2B HIM in a month and I've not been barefoot for any runs over about 5K.
What would you do differently?:

Can't think of anything.
  • 1h 10m 45s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 11m 23s  min/mile

When I first entered the woods a root jumped up and grabbed my foot and I slammed down on my right side. That was not fun. I didn't realize the road rash was actually bleeding until after the run, though, so it didn't slow me down. My grass/dirt covered back was commented on during the whole run by different people, though.

Back to the I cannot run and I doubt I'll ever get much better at it but I ran the whole way and held conversations during each portion of the run. I was just trying to run the whole run and not cramp up, not slosh around and look like I had a clue what I was doing. Note I did not say that I DID know what I was doing, just that I wanted to look like it. It got warm during the last loop but I never started a cramp and my tummy didn't feel sloshy. I think I got the hydration nailed on this one. Let's hope it's that well done for B2B.

Oh, sit down for this one. I passed, not one, not two, but THREE people in my age group. I felt weird passing anyone, I'm not sure I've ever done that before.
What would you do differently?:

Not trip and slide on my side at the beginning of the run. At the end, perhaps, but not at the beginning.
Post race
Warm down:

Took off shoes and number and walked around in the lake. Sliced my foot on either a clam shell or a sharp rock so that was interesting trying to figure out when the heck I did that.

Met another pilot, his watch gave him away :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm a lard ass, non running kinda guy. Any other questions?

Event comments:

I like this venue and setup events puts on a great race! I'll be back to an Anna tri once or twice next year again.

Last updated: 2009-01-10 12:00 AM
00:34:21 | 1640 yards | 02m 05s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: 2XU C:2
Course: Open rectangle/triangle.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:02
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:13:44 | 24.85 miles | 20.22 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Two loop round about.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:20
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:10:45 | 06.21 miles | 11m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: About 100 yds through the woods then gravel parking lot to road. Two loops of road and parking lot.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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