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Triatlo de Barcelona Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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25C / 77F
Total Time = 1h 15m 45s
Overall Rank = 239/795
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 229/698
Pre-race routine:

The race started at 8:45 AM, I woke up at 5pm (had still to bring the sister to the airport). I thought I would be a bit sleepy, but didn't feel anything... The adrenaline of the first triathlon probably...
Event warmup:

Swimming about 100 m in the sea, to get used to the temperature of the water, also to the rtiathlon suite and to be busy.
  • 15m 33s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 04s / 100 meters

This swim was a lot harder than in the swimming pool, although the final time 15:33 min was almost the same.
What would you do differently?:

don't start in the middle of the group, try to start completely at the right or at the left, so you have more space to swim and you can really take your own ritme.
Transition 1
  • 00m

quite easy transition. Didn't have any bike shoes, so put on the running shoes (with socks) directly. As I prepaired a towel before, I think this transition went really fine.

No problems to find the bike back
What would you do differently?:

maybe try without socks...
  • 39m 29s
  • 20 kms
  • 30.39 km/hr

Prepairing this triathlon part (in the meanwhile I bought a bike) and try to go a bit faster. Maybe put some counter on the bike to have the speed at every moment.
What would you do differently?:

go faster. I didn't feel anything in the legs when I started running, although everybody warned me for it! A clear sign I biked too slow.
Transition 2
  • 00m

perfect transicion. As I had already my running shoes on, I didn't have to change anything and didn't lose any time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 21m 44s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 21s  min/km

I started in my usual ritme and kept it until the end (small sprint for last 100m). Unfortunatly we didn't have a lot of space to pass other competitors. So I'm sure I lost some time and energy going from the right of the road to the left trying to pass them. Not a lot we can do about it.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe take a last energy bar just before ending the bike, especially for longer triathlons.
Post race

Last updated: 2008-08-06 12:00 AM
00:15:33 | 750 meters | 02m 04s / 100meters
Age Group: 168/698
Overall: 0/795
Performance: Average
Course: I started on the 3th row more or less. Untill the first floater (don't know how we call these yellow things floating on the water :) ) we really didn't have a lot of space. It was quite hard to swim, see the "floater" etc. After a sharp turn to the left, everybody was in one line and you could really get your ritme.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 25C / 77F Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:39:29 | 20 kms | 30.39 km/hr
Age Group: 404/698
Overall: 0/795
Wind: Little
Course: As I didn't have a bike before (competing with a friends race bike), I didn't train for this part. I took my own ritme, without knowing how fast I was going.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:44 | 05 kms | 04m 21s  min/km
Age Group: 198/698
Overall: 0/795
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? Ok
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2008-08-06 5:37 AM


Subject: Triatlo de Barcelona Sprint

2008-08-12 10:31 AM
in reply to: #1584442


Subject: RE: Triatlo de Barcelona Sprint
race report has been updated, any advice?!?
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