Greenville Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Greenville, South Carolina
United States
Setup, Inc
Total Time = 1h 44m 26s
Overall Rank = 325/345
Age Group = Clyde
Age Group Rank = 23/27
Pre-race routine:

Up at 4:20, breakfast, shower, scoop the litter box, get dressed, mostly in that order. Load up the car and drive to the site. Nothing all that exciting.
Event warmup:

Sat around and waited for my swim start.
  • 09m 31s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

Up in one lane, back in the next. There were lots of big clusters of people all throughout the pool. Luckily I only hit 1, unfortunately is was in my 2nd lap, and I had to push pretty hard to get by it. That got me out of my rhythm and for the next couple laps I was much slower than I wanted to be while I got back into the groove. Once I did get past the bunch, I was all alone for at least 100 more yards. I did manage to pass a couple people right at the end as there was a half lane roped off on the outside near the ladder that nobody was in, so I went in that lane and just tried to sprint the last 30-40 yards.
What would you do differently?:

Get in the pool more, drop 70 pounds, turn into Kevin Costner from Waterworld.
Transition 1
  • 02m

Long run for me to my rack, which was ok, as it meant a short run in my shoes. I'm not disappointed with this time, since I'm just not a fast runner.
What would you do differently?:

Star Trek teleporter?
  • 57m 16s
  • 15 miles
  • 15.72 mile/hr

This was only the 3rd time on my new bike, and my longest ride to date as well. That being said, I got in my pedals easily, and had some stretches where I actually felt fast.

I went back and forth with one of the Athena racers probably 5 times, where I would pass her, then she'd pass me. Near the end, she was coming back up on me and I heard her say "Are you going to let me pass you again?" So I said "Not this time, I guess." Then I just worked up to my biggest gear, and pushed as hard as I could for the last mile or two. As I was leaving T2 for the run, she came in and said "I was just teasing you, you know." So we both had a laugh and I went off for my overly sad run.
What would you do differently?:

Ride way more.
Transition 2
  • 02m 17s

My legs felt terrible. I did some weird "I've been texting Tony way too long and now both legs are asleep" strut for the first little bit. I also took a bit of time to have a bit of water, and a gel.
What would you do differently?:

Ride more, run more.
  • 33m 23s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 44s  min/mile

I ran like someone who isn't a good runner. Which is appropriate, because I'm not a good runner. I walked way too much, but my legs just didn't want to go. The 2nd lap was better, and I only walked 2 times. The 2nd walk on the 2nd lap was when I tried to keep up with someone that passed me, and both of my quads started to cramp. So I eased off for about 10 yards, then got back to my plodding.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster.
Post race
Warm down:

Took my shoes off and walked around in the grass talking to fellow BTer, and 2nd place Athena, Nancy. She rocked, and got a bottle of wine for 2nd place! Then I had a cookie.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Being fat and out of shape. My training sucked out in the last few weeks with being on vacation, and before that having been smashed in the river during a white water rafting trip that made running not very possible with a nasty gouge out of my foot. Now that I'm mostly back together, I should hopefully be able to get back to work.

Event comments:

I had a good time, and it was a fun and challenging course. Hopefully I'll be doing it again next year.

Last updated: 2009-03-03 12:00 AM
00:09:31 | 437 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 24/27
Overall: 266/345
Performance: Average
Course: Snake swim in 50meter pool.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:57:16 | 15 miles | 15.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 24/27
Overall: 324/345
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: For me, pretty hilly. For more experienced riders, not too bad I bed.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:17
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:33:23 | 03.11 miles | 10m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 24/27
Overall: 322/345
Performance: Below average
Course: Relatively flat, some very slight inclines, with the exception of a short trail segment that had a short but relatively (for the course) steep section. This was a 2 lap course.
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] 4