Mini-mussel - TriathlonSprint

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Geneva, New York
United States
68F / 20C
Total Time = 1h 50m 17s
Overall Rank = 430/666
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 17/41
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6 am, got dressed. Ate cheerios with a little honey and milk, and had some coffee. Packed a PB and J sandwich and a banana for closer to the race. Got to the venue- the parking lot was a long walk away, and I forgot the sandwich and banana in the car! So I ate a couple extra gels. I had the last gel at 8:20 (race start was 9:15 for my wave).
Event warmup:

We walked the swim course, but no other real warm up.
  • 19m 10s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 34s / 100 meters

I need to swim more and get faster. I was also frustrated with a swimmer next to me who kept cutting diagonally right into me! I even said something to her after the third time, but it didn't help. I wasn't sure I could keep up a sprint past her and didn't want to tire out, so it slowed me down a little.
What would you do differently?:

Train more and sprint past the annoying swimmer.
Transition 1
  • 03m 12s

This took too long. I think I dallied a bit too much. I also would love to get a wetsuit that wasn't so long legged- it is hard to get off of my feet.
What would you do differently?:

speed up!
  • 57m 49s
  • 16.2 miles
  • 16.81 mile/hr

This felt good. I met my goal of going >16 MPH, and I passed a fair number of people (and didn't get passed much!). For the first time I really used the aerobars a fair amount (I figured out a new position that is much more secure), and I think that helped. I even felt like the hills went OK. I know I still need time in the saddle, but I was happy. I also eased up in the last mile to let my legs relax, and let someone pass me :).
What would you do differently?:

Train more!
Transition 2
  • 01m 53s

Also slow in comparison to the others. Maybe I can drop the hat?
What would you do differently?:

I'll have to think about this one.
  • 28m 13s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 08m 49s  min/mile

This was my fastest run in a tri, and my goal was < 9 min/miles so I am pretty happy. My legs were tired for the first 1/2 mile but loosened up and I was able to speed up and pass quite a few people.
What would you do differently?:

More speedwork to get faster!
Post race
Warm down:

Walking around, chatting, ice cream (is that the perfect post-race food?)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training, especially on the swim.

Event comments:

Great race!

Last updated: 2009-01-24 12:00 AM
00:19:10 | 750 meters | 02m 34s / 100meters
Age Group: 27/41
Overall: 493/666
Performance: Below average
Suit: yes
Course: Straight down a canal with a left turn into a smaller canal where boats park. A little icky, but not terrible. Much better (at least for swimmers) than last year.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:12
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:57:49 | 16.2 miles | 16.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/41
Overall: 440/666
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Big circle, very nice course
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:53
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:13 | 03.2 miles | 08m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/41
Overall: 356/666
Performance: Good
Course: Longer than 3 miles! Nice circle around the park, but man that last bit was long!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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