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Reston Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Reston, Virginia
United States
Setup Events, Inc.
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 09m 46s
Overall Rank = 39/221
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 7/41
Pre-race routine:

Once again this year my son decided to wake me up at 2:30 and once again he went right back to sleep while I could not. Laid in bed for an hour or so then got up and watched SportsCenter. Had a cereal bar and coffee around 5 then showered and read paper. Left house around 6.
Event warmup:

  • 07m 55s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

Dont know if I like this format all that much my time tells me I put in nearly the exact time I needed to but I felt like I was going slower waiting for people and then spent a lot of energy passing people, passed at least 4 or 5 people. Overall pretty happy but never really got in a rhythm. Improved a minute over last year.
What would you do differently?:

Need to learn how to swim faster
Transition 1
  • 01m 41s

A lot better than last year, went sockless and made effort to move fast. Long run to bike start which added to time a little. Pretty happy with this
  • 32m 57s
  • 12 miles
  • 21.85 mile/hr

Well when I decided to do this race in the middle of my HIM training figured I would go all out and see what happened. Avg HR was 177 and I think it peaked around 186, I went about as hard as I could except for the last .25 where I just tried to spin out my legs because they were burning. I tried to get my HR down on the downhills but did not decrease all that much. Passed a lot of people.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, very happy with the bike. In retrospect probably just should have gone as hard as I could on downhills as well.
Transition 2
  • 01m 52s

Overall pretty happy with this, coudlhave been a little faster, ripped race number while trying to put on race belt so that took a few seconds to fix. Went with no socks to make a little faster.
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to run faster in bike shoes or learn how to get feet out before dismount
  • 25m 24s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 10s  min/mile

When I got off the bike my legs were burning so I figured try to get HR down a little so I did not blow up on run. Got to first mile marker and looked at watch and said 8:58, definitely slower than i wanted to go as I was going to push this race. So felt pretty good and went pretty much all out rest of race. Probalby could have gone a little harder. Passed a lot of people. Was spent when i finished.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around found wife and son. Had some water and a bagel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Good race, fun

Last updated: 2008-01-11 12:00 AM
00:07:55 | 437 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 14/41
Overall: 65/221
Performance: Average
Suit: none
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:41
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
00:32:57 | 12 miles | 21.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/41
Overall: 35/221
Performance: Good
Avg HR 177, Max 201 up the big hill
Wind: Little
Course: 3 loops, one big hill
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:52
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:24 | 03.11 miles | 08m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/41
Overall: 63/221
Performance: Good
AVG HR 176, max 185
Course: Hilly
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2008-06-03 7:41 PM

Subject: Reston Sprint Triathlon

2008-06-03 7:44 PM
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Subject: RE: Reston Sprint Triathlon
Great job!
2008-06-03 8:04 PM
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Sneaky Slow
Herndon, VA,
Subject: RE: Reston Sprint Triathlon
Nice race!!  That first mile marker was long.  Do you have tri shoes?  Not too hard to get out of them on the bike... work on that.  That will save you a good amount of time.
2008-06-03 9:03 PM
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Reston, VA
Subject: RE: Reston Sprint Triathlon
Great race - very nice split on the bike.
2008-06-04 10:31 AM
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Subject: RE: Reston Sprint Triathlon
great job.. Mile 1 was at 1.1 to give you extra motivation...
2008-06-04 10:35 AM
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Subject: RE: Reston Sprint Triathlon
nice race and incredible biking!

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