mini-Mussel Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Geneva, New York
United States
Musselman Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 25m 52s
Overall Rank = 59/666
Age Group = M20-24
Age Group Rank = 6/20
Pre-race routine:

Set up transition took the bike for a quick spin and then just walked around a little bit.
Event warmup:

Quick little 10min bike
  • 13m 13s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 37s / 100 yards

Swim felt alright. Got near the end when I wanted to pick it up but couldn't get around someone who couldn't swim straight to save their live, hahaha. That will happen though. Caught some feet to the face and neck during it as well. Some stuff thrown at me that I haven't had to deal with yet, know better for next time though. Still happy that I can swim in the top 10 in my age group at this point!
What would you do differently?:

Get around people a little better, be ready for anything!
Transition 1
  • 01m 19s

T1 was a lot better than Kueka. Felt smoother and had the fastest one in my AG. Managed to take the wetsuit off and put my glasses and helmet on at the same time, first time I've been able to multitask in transition. Need to learn how to mount with the shoes already on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Not much at all, just learn how to mount with the shoes already on the bike
  • 46m 49s
  • 16.4 miles
  • 21.02 mile/hr

Bike felt awesome. Didn't have any real problems with it. Felt nice and fast on this course. Managed to hold a high cadence on the hills and maintain some speed. Tried to catch the people that swam faster than myself. Came off the bike sitting in either 2nd or 3rd in the AG and left T2 in the same. Did the flying dismount for the first time in a race. I think I scared some people next the dismount zone because they kept telling me to slow down. Did this traveling at like 16-18mph and nailed the landing (thank god).
What would you do differently?:

Nothing at all, just getting the shifting down a little better, will come with practice and time.
Transition 2
  • 01m 16s

T2 was a bit of a mess. Couldn't find my transition area at first had to stop and look around which cost me some time but this was my own fault for not doing a walkthrough of the transition before the race started. Trying to get the running shoes on one of the heels folded over when I tried to slip it on. Need to stay relaxed and calm.
What would you do differently?:

Do a walkthrough of transition before hand.
  • 23m 15s
  • 3.21 miles
  • 07m 14s  min/mile

The run felt slow and labored for the first two miles. Not sure about my mile splits but the last mile and change felt very good. Got passed by 3 or 4 people in the AG knocking out of placing but the run time was very good for what I'm used to holding off of the bike. Definitely need to do some more bricks to get my legs underneath me a lot sooner than 2 miles away from T2.
What would you do differently?:

Take a gel with me I believe. Train more bricks.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking and cheering, lots of water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not much at all, need to get in the pool more often and train more bricks (swim to bike and bike to run)

Event comments:

Very good race, really enjoyed the environment that is created there. Swim was a little funky in the canal but was deep enough to actually swim in it. Gonna give doublemussel a try next year hopefully and experience the whole weekend!

Last updated: 2009-02-20 12:00 AM
00:13:13 | 820 yards | 01m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 8/20
Overall: 105/666
Performance: Average
Suit: Neosport
Course: Crescent shaped course down a canal.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:19
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:46:49 | 16.4 miles | 21.02 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/20
Overall: 69/666
Performance: Good
Wind: Cross-winds with gusts
Course: Very nice and smooth course. Couple steady uphills that weren't bad at all.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:16
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:23:15 | 03.21 miles | 07m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/20
Overall: 105/666
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back along the lake
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5