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Herndon, Virginia
United States
Worldgate Sport & Health
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 15m 30s
Overall Rank = 9/66
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 2/5
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:15, had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, filled up my water bottle with HEED, and I was on my way.
Event warmup:

I've never done a snake swim before, so I had to practice going under the lane lines a few times. Took a little getting used to, but it worked out.
  • 03m 45s
  • 300 yards
  • 01m 15s / 100 yards

Pool was a bit hectic, I'm glad that I started in the top 5 because from what I've been reading, the people in the middle of the pack had to wait at a bunch of walls waiting for people in front.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, swim was solid.
Transition 1
  • 02m 16s

Went smoothly, it was damp out so my socks were a pain to get on. Put my shoes on before I headed out because the timing pad was right next to my rack.
  • 52m 25s
  • 17.83 miles
  • 20.41 mile/hr

Over ride was good except for in the beginning I missed a turn. I was the 2nd rider out and I guess the volunteers weren't ready for us and I blew right past my turn. I heard someone yelling as I went past and turned around, lost about 30 seconds and the guy I was chasing.
What would you do differently?:

Look at my route closer before the race, I should have known where that turn was.
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s

Little bit slow, I was confused and couldn't figure out how to put my race belt on. Duh.
What would you do differently?:

Stop and think about what I'm doing and not spend 30 seconds putting on my race belt.
  • 15m 33s
  • 2 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

My run is my weakest link, I've known that, but still put together a good effort. Drizzling rain kept me cool. I felt solid going into the final half mile of the run and was able to sprint through the final 200 yards.
What would you do differently?:

Push myself a little harder earlier in the run. I didn't know how my legs were going to feel but they were holding up.
Post race

Last updated: 2008-04-16 12:00 AM
00:03:45 | 300 yards | 01m 15s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/5
Overall: 4/66
Performance: Good
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:16
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:52:25 | 17.83 miles | 20.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 10/66
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:37
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:15:33 | 02 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 2/5
Overall: 13/66
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-04-28 7:55 AM

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Subject: Worldgate Sport & Health Sprint Triathlon

2008-04-28 8:16 AM
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Subject: RE: Worldgate Sport & Health Sprint Triathlon
Great job!

And yes the swim was pretty hectic for those of us that started near the end.
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