Smithfield Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Smithfield, Virginia
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 20m 5s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Well, this was a little different then usual. Woke-up at Nicole's place around 6:30, leisurely got dressed and headed over there for a 10am race start. We went to go pick up our packets and I did not sign-up! I wasn't on the list... heart attack, I drove FOUR HOURS for nothing! Luckily there were about 15 open spots for race-day sign-up. I graciously took one and paid for it... 80.00 bucks! AND a 12:17 race start, two hours past orginally time...
Yeah I was a little upset over this turn of events, I was worried I would be last and it was close, there were maybe 15-20 people behind me.
Event warmup:

None for the event, I watched my JMU girls go off and then waited around for my turn, I ate some SmartOne cereal with no milk (nom nom nom)
  • 06m 21s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 07s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

Not a whole lot I can do differently, I felt pretty good. Only got passed once or twice by some other same-day sign up fast freaks.
Transition 1
  • 02m 45s

I FORGOT MY HELMET! Thank goodness some women yelled at me before I was too far gone, bless her heart! I threw my bike back and ran to get my helmet. Wow, thinking back on it-thank goodness for that little lady and her loud voice-major DQ.
What would you do differently?:

I had a hard time with socks- I was dripping a lot and forgot my helmet the first time, gloves were also hard to put on, but maybe having a swim cap would have been nice to keep my hair from being too wet.
  • 37m 9s
  • 10 miles
  • 16.15 mile/hr

Well the first half was a lot harder than the first. I was booking it at 24 miles and hour for a while on the second half. The first half had some horrible head wind.
What would you do differently?:

Always can get some more leg training... more swim bike transitions...
Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

You know, threw everything off, tied my shoes with a double knot- somethings are just habit!
  • 37m 20s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 12m  min/mile

Ok, so I put my left foot out and then I swung my other foot out in front of it and then I repeated that several times. Sometimes I swung fast, sometimes I swung slower...
What would you do differently?:

More training, it just has to be done.

Best thing said to me, "You've come to far to walk, move it"
Post race
Warm down:

Owie. Stretched out nothing...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ok, so we had the racing chip on with this plastic belt thingy and it cut into my ankle, not bad but enough to draw blood. This guy that I met during the swim and saw on the run actually gave me his ankle belt! Like a real one, I mean I know they only cost 5-10 bucks, but it was just so sweet! I didn't have enough sense to give it back I was kinda not thinking, but he was so sweet. I love men like that!

Event comments:

Good first time race, and a good one to start the year to check your levels. I improved this year in my times, but I know that I have to run a lot more if I plan on doing a half!

Last updated: 2009-02-10 12:00 AM
00:06:21 | 300 meters | 02m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Up and back in the pool, did a few flip turns on the far side but on the other side you had to go under the lap lane so I was having a hard time with that, but 6 minutes for a 300... not too bad
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:45
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:37:09 | 10 miles | 16.15 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind with gusts
Course: One right, two lefts, possibly a fake flat downhill on the way home, the first half is a lot harder than the second half!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:32
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:37:20 | 03.11 miles | 12m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Run this way, run that way.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
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? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3