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Infinitive Triathlon at Broadlands - TriathlonSprint

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Ashburn, Virginia
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 27m 33s
Overall Rank = 103/149
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 7/13
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3am. Juice, bagel with PB, cottage cheese, water. Tried to go back to bed but didn't really sleep. Up for good at 5. More water, some yogurt. About 6:15 had a power bar and some sports drink.
Event warmup:

200m in the pool.
  • 07m 58s
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 59s / 100 meters

Snake swims really stink. There was a cluster of about 4 people in front of me that I knew I wasn't going to be able to get past, so I just slowed down, took it easy, and tried to remind myself that it was probably adding only 1 minute to my over all time. Don't get too stressed out over it. It is what it is.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
Transition 1
  • 03m 30s

I had the WORST possible transition spot. The LAST bike in the LAST row. Nobody had farther to run out of transition to the mount line than I did. Literally. So I'm running in my cleats since I don't know how to leave my shoes mounted on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to run faster in cleats. I also didn't get clipped in as quickly as I wanted to... that took a few extra seconds.
  • 44m 26s
  • 12 miles
  • 16.20 mile/hr

I knew the course; it's in my neighborhood. I train on those hills.
What would you do differently?:

I could have pushed myself a bit harder, but being a poor runner I was really worried about killing my legs and making my run REALLY poor.
Transition 2
  • 01m 58s

Again, I was THE last bike in THE last rack. Nobody had further to run to their spot after crossing the dismount line than I did. That sucked. I did my best, but I'm not fast at running in my cleats so that definitely was a huge disadvantage to me.
What would you do differently?:

  • 29m 44s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 34s  min/mile

Running is definitely my weakest link, but I've been working on it and I could tell I was doing better than I had before. I probably could have pushed myself a little harder, a little faster. My muscles were fine; my heart rate was up a little but not huge, and I just have this mental thing, thinking I'm a crappy runner.
What would you do differently?:

Get over my mental block and push myself harder.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank water, ate banana, stretched a little, walked around a little.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not knowing exactly how hard I can push myself, and being afraid to go too hard on the bike for fear of not having anything left for the run. I don't yet know my body well enough to know how hard i can push.

Last updated: 2009-05-03 12:00 AM
00:07:58 | 400 meters | 01m 59s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/13
Overall: 0/149
Performance: Good
Suit: No
Course: Snake swim in the pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:30
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:44:26 | 12 miles | 16.20 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/13
Overall: 0/149
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:58
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:29:44 | 03.11 miles | 09m 34s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/13
Overall: 0/149
Performance: Average
Course: Out and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-06-09 7:43 AM

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