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Luray Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Luray, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 1h 54m 12s
Overall Rank = 165/307
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 20/33
Pre-race routine:

Same as normal, get up and head to the race site to set up.
Event warmup:

Set up my transtion area, and hit the bathroom once again and then a little swimming before I started.
  • 16m 36s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 01s / 100 yards

Felt really good on the swim. It took till the first turn to get out ot the crowd, but then again I somewhat enjoy the "fighting" on the swim. I know I could have swam better if I would have trained for it. I was happy to have been 9th in my AG coming out of the swim. (that 9th place would not last for long on the bike)
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 02m 33s

Looonnnng run and a staircase to the T1 area, so that was part of the 2.5 mins, the other was me taking a little to long getting my socks on.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 04m 41s
  • 17.5 miles
  • 16.23 mile/hr

This bike course is hilly. I knew it coming into the race, but it still kicked my butt. Oh yea the lack of riding leading up to the event may have played a part also. You start off on a big downhil that you can fly down from 35-40+ mph depending on how brave you are. Then it seems like the next few miles are uphill. There where a few parts that looked flat but I could only manage 13-14 mph and the folks around me as well, but I kept on going and passed a good many riders on the course, however was passed as well more than once. The last hill is about 1/4 mile from the finish and is a big steep hill. I put it in a small gear aon gave it my all maybe going 6mph passing people and feeling good. My wife was at the top of the hill cheering and as I got to the top I made the mistake of trying to change gears at the wrong time and threw my chain. I had to jump off and struggle to get the chain back on. It was a little jammmed and me trying to do this fast only slowed me down. I guess I lost 2 minutes here. On this last hill I saw someone walking the bike up and my wife saw another one or two walking.
What would you do differently?:

Train/ride my bike
Transition 2
  • 01m 1s

What would you do differently?:

  • 24m 22s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 50s  min/mile

The run.....I like to run and was hoping that I would be albe to run well this day, but my legs had other ideas. Again the run is a little hilly but not to bad. I started out and thought OK maybe I will have fair run and about 1/2 mile in, I could tell the bike/hills had worn me out. I kept a fairly steady pace for the first 2 miles and then the 3rd I know I was slowing. My legs just where dead and it got to me mentally. I belive looking back I somewhat quit on the run. I never stopped running I just think I could have pushed and done better. I am a little disappointed in the run.
What would you do differently?:

push harder
Post race
Event comments:

The race was good, it is in a great location and challenges you. They had plenty of water on the run this year, the run is out and back so you had 4 water stops. The post race food this year was not that great, some pretzels, chips and bananas, what happened to the pizza?

Last updated: 2009-06-30 12:00 AM
00:16:36 | 820 yards | 02m 01s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/307
Performance: Average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:33
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
01:04:41 | 17.5 miles | 16.23 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/307
Performance: Average
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:01
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:22 | 03.11 miles | 07m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/33
Overall: 0/307
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-08-20 9:18 AM

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Subject: Luray Sprint Triathlon

2009-08-20 10:01 AM
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Williamsburg, VA
Subject: RE: Luray Sprint Triathlon

I think you did a great job just getting there!

2009-08-21 12:24 PM
in reply to: #2359856

Subject: RE: Luray Sprint Triathlon

Great job - they didn't have grilled stuff? For the Oly, the day before, the Fire Dept. was there grilling up hamburgers and hotdogs...I can't remember if they were there on Sunday - I just had food with my tri team - we bring our own grill

That bike course has a lot of false flats.

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