YMCA Spring Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Boise, Idaho
United States
Treasure Valley Family YMCA
40F / 4C
Total Time = 1h 11m 37s
Overall Rank = 40/242
Age Group = 18-29
Age Group Rank = 9/21
Pre-race routine:

Friday: afternoon snack, got to the pool early
Saturday: Ate some Malt-o-Meal & juice. Had everything ready the night before. Drove from Nampa.
Event warmup:

Friday: 1 or two laps in pool
Saturday: jogged some laps around the park - brought extra pair of running shoes for this; a little stretching; kept plenty of clothes on to stay warm; took some gels, some liquid, hit the can.
  • 11m 43s
  • 750 yards
  • 01m 34s / 100 yards

Overall rank is for men & women; age group men only. We weren't "racing" anyone - just started when we were ready. So it was a bummer not having anyone to push me. Fastest in training was 12:15, my goal was 12 minutes, so I was pumped to beat that! Turns were all good. Energy good - was feeling tired last few laps. My timer didn't get her sign down in the water on my last lap though - kept me from pushing hard the last lap because I thought I must have miscounted.
What would you do differently?:

I thought my instructions to my timer were clear because they've messed up in every other race I've done. I need to be painfully descriptive of how I'd like them to give me signals. Only other thing would be to train even harder, but I was pleased.
Transition 1
  • 00m 30s

Placed my bike well - no lost time there. Didn't get clipped in quickly - maybe cost me 5 seconds.
What would you do differently?:

Practice clipping in quickly.
  • 35m 20s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 21.23 mile/hr

Overall rank is for men & women; age group men only. Dressed warm - beanie under helmet, arm warmers, gloves, tights under tri shorts. Didn't push too hard on the bike. Intentionally eased up last couple miles to avoid side ache in the run.
What would you do differently?:

Could always train harder
Transition 2
  • 01m 17s

good spot on the racks; didn't put my quick laces on, so tying them added probably 15 seconds; forgot to take my arm warmers off - threw them to Angie on the way out of T2.
What would you do differently?:

Find quick laces I like.
  • 22m 46s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 20s  min/mile

Started out slow to avoid side ache; this was my first tri where I didn't get one in the run! The hills slowed my pace though. I kicked hard on the downhill and finish.
What would you do differently?:

Check out the course before race day. Long before so I could do more hill work! Mostly just to be mentally prepared though.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a bit, got some water and food. Cheered on other racers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I've been training primarily for a half ironman in June, so I haven't been doing speedwork for a sprint tri.

Event comments:

This was my first time with this race. Enjoyed it a lot! Volunteers did a great job at intersections on the bike course. Definitely would do it again. Wish they'd make a shirt I'd actually wear though - no offense to the designer. I'll recruit people next year!

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Last updated: 2009-03-22 12:00 AM
00:11:43 | 750 yards | 01m 34s / 100yards
Age Group: 11/21
Overall: 54/242
Performance: Good
:38, 44, 45, 47, 46, 48, 47, 48, 48, 49, 49, 48, 49, 51, 46
Suit: TYR shorts
Course: 25 yard lap pool - Caldwell YMCA
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:35:20 | 12.5 miles | 21.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/21
Overall: 42/242
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: some small hills throughout. out and back course on city roads.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:17
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:22:46 | 03.1 miles | 07m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/21
Overall: 50/242
Performance: Average
Course: mostly dirt trails behind Camels Back Park - the website said "mostly flat run course" - That's NOT how I'd describe it!! Whoever wrote that must think hills = mountain climbing. Needless to say I wasn't expecting to climb quite so much.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4