Culpeper Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Culpeper, Virginia
United States
Set-up, Inc.
83F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 42m 2s
Overall Rank = 188/362
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 31/44
Pre-race routine:

Woke up. Ate some string cheese and coffee. Went through my gear list again to ensure I didn't forget any thing.
Potty time then drove to race.
Event warmup:

Light stretching.
  • 15m 5s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Just could not get my glide down. In an effort to swim faster my technique was crap.
What would you do differently?:

More drills. Need to make technique second nature.
Transition 1
  • 01m 33s

Could not get my feet clipped in. Don't know why. Just sucked.
  • 55m 30s
  • 16 miles
  • 17.30 mile/hr

Tire slide off the asphalt within the first 200 yards and I fell over. That pretty well sums up the rest of the course.
Hills were killing me. The month off to try and let the heels heal has killed me. I could have easily done the course in 45 minutes 2 months ago. Look at my times from Kinetic Half.

What would you do differently?:

Not much I can do. Hells are hosed for right now.
Transition 2
  • 01m 56s

Everything was wet. Getting socks on was rough. Double checked everything was put away and/or on.
What would you do differently?:

Just go. Don't make sure gear is put up during the race.
  • 28m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m  min/mile

Dear Lord. My heels hurt. My feet are sucking and in pain. This was probably the absolutely worst run I have ever had in my life. Nothing was going right. Breathing was off so I got a side cramp for the whole run. Plantar Fasciitis was in full force so half way through there were tear welling up in the eyes.

What would you do differently?:

Amputation is currently a viable option... The fasciitis is killing me.
Post race
Warm down:

Hobbled to the bike rack and gathered my gear.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Plantar Fsciitis and the lack of training having the injury has caused.

Event comments:

Love this race. Will do it again next year. The large amount of hills on the course makes it a fairly fun course to challenge your ability on.

Last updated: 2009-02-27 12:00 AM
00:15:05 | 820 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/44
Overall: 122/362
Performance: Average
Suit: None
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:33
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:55:30 | 16 miles | 17.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 31/44
Overall: 181/362
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:56
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:28:00 | 03.11 miles | 09m  min/mile
Age Group: 41/44
Overall: 254/362
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? No
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] 4