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Taylor Love - TriathlonSprint

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Reston, Virginia
United States
55F / 13C
Total Time = 1h 33m 42s
Overall Rank = 87/168
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/18
Pre-race routine:

Coffee, cereal, dropped stuff at transition, had half a power bar.
Event warmup:

Not much - about 75 yards in the pool then some stretching.
  • 09m 34s
  • 300 yards
  • 03m 11s / 100 yards

The pool was dark and crowded and I found it difficult to see. The lanes were narrow and I was worried about a head-on collision so I ended up breast-stroking quite a bit just to be able to see. I had my contacts in and the optics suck.
What would you do differently?:

Just go for it. This was my first experience and I didn't want to smack anyone!
Transition 1
  • 00m

I don't have biking shoes yet, but I hopped on and got rolling quickly.
What would you do differently?:

Be faster. Since it was my first tri I was a bit overwhelmed and trying to make sure I didn't forget anything. I need to trust my prep. better.
  • 1h 02m 89s
  • 18 miles
  • 17.01 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

Not drop my water bottle around mile 5 requiring me to stop and pick it up.
Transition 2
  • 01m
  • 20m 31s
  • 2 miles
  • 10m 16s  min/mile

I walked a bit the first mile because my ankles were hurting.
What would you do differently?:

Adjust my biking so my ankles don't hurt when I get off.
Post race
Warm down:

Met my husband and kids at the finish line and walked around. Drank a latte my husband brought me. Drank more water, then rode back to the start of the race to shower and gather my T1 stuff.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

This was my first tri and while I wanted to see what I was capable of, I didnt' want to overdo it and kill myself. Now I know what to expect and can train harder. Need to really improve my running as I've never been a runner.

Last updated: 2008-09-22 12:00 AM
00:09:34 | 300 yards | 03m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/168
Performance: Below average
T1 and swim times are combined right now; not sure when they'll split them and send them to us. My T1 was much slower than those who got out of the water at the same time I did.
Suit: No
Course: Indoor pool snake swim, 15 second intervals. I was 50th.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 85F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:02:89 | 18 miles | 17.01 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/168
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Pretty flat with a few dips. Paved bike trail most of the way. Open to the public so I had to fly around some runners.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:31 | 02 miles | 10m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/18
Overall: 0/168
Performance: Below average
Course: City streets to an unpaved path; out and back.
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? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2008-09-22 2:07 PM

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