mini-Mussel Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Geneva, New York
United States
Musselman Triathlon
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 25m 59s
Overall Rank = 61/666
Age Group = F25-29
Age Group Rank = 3/43
Pre-race routine:

Wow... sprints are awesome... slept until 6am!! Got up, made coffee, packed up my bag and rode the ~4mi down to the race site from the college dorm I was lodging in. Nice ride and tested out how my newly rigged aero drink worked (no rattling noise, very little splashing!). Checked in, got set up, and wandered around drinking coffee and eating cinnamon bread.
Event warmup:

Did a little bit of running around just before transition closed to case out the swim start and the run start.
  • 14m 43s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 47s / 100 yards

Blech. About halfway through there was a turn and right around there it got really really really stinky. It's a boat canal, with some docks, and not much water flow. Smelled like fuel and sewage and I wondered how long I could take it before I tossed my cookies. Continued on and it got less stinky, but considerably more murky (wait, where'd my hands go?).
What would you do differently?:

Not breathe? Put mints in T1?
Transition 1
  • 01m 17s

2nd fastest in AG - that's what happens when I go without a wetsuit and socks!
What would you do differently?:

Shoes on bike, flying mount (but need to practice that first!)
  • 46m 18s
  • 16.1 miles
  • 20.86 mile/hr

Ok, this here is a good reason NOT to do sprints. People seemed to have trouble staying right, riding in something resembling a straight line (especially with a cross-wind... yikes!). As soon as I got on the bike I dropped the hammer a flew by a group of people that I'd been stuck behind leaving T1. Never saw them again. Spent the whole ride cranking hard a riding waaaaay out in the lane passing many people. I think I got passed by 1 or 2 guys, the rest of the time I was flying up the road passing tons of people.
Transition 2
  • 01m 7s

What was I doing?!?
What would you do differently?:

  • 22m 34s
  • 3.2 miles
  • 07m 03s  min/mile

Took a bit to get going. I figured I was running ~8-8:30 from the start and felt like I cranked it up to 7:30 pace near the end, but I guess I was going a lot faster than I thought. Was flying at the end!!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Ate ice cream.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of speed work?

Event comments:

Finished 3rd in my AG, but the 2 ahead of me placed in the top 5 women overall, so I got bumped to 1st in the AG. Got me a bottle of red wine, socks and Nuun.

Last updated: 2009-02-21 12:00 AM
00:14:43 | 820 yards | 01m 47s / 100yards
Age Group: 13/43
Overall: 215/666
Performance: Average
Suit: none
Course: Deep water canal between 2 of the finger lakes.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:17
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:46:18 | 16.1 miles | 20.86 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/43
Overall: 61/666
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Flat, with some gradual grades, one scenic roads.
Road: Smooth  Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:07
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:34 | 03.2 miles | 07m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/43
Overall: 75/666
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back on bike path along north end of Lake Seneca.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5