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J-Hawk Early Bird Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 1h 23m 8s
Overall Rank = 58/245
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 8/10
Pre-race routine:

Ate a bagel and banana. Drove to the event. Being my first tri ever I left really early (1 hr drive) and got there with a lot of extra time. The weather was crummy, it was overcast all day.
Event warmup:

A few laps in the diving well and then hurried into my lane because I didn't realize it was already my wave!
  • 07m 43s
  • 500 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards

Great swim time. I estimated an 8:30 500yd because that was around what I had been doing my I've been swimming a lot so I guess I kicked it up a gear and had a decent swim.
What would you do differently?:

Obviously more swim training, but given this was my first triathlon, I thought this was awesome.
Transition 1
  • 00m

T1 is added to Bike time
  • 46m 49s
  • 13.7 miles
  • 17.56 mile/hr

My calves cramped before I even hit mile 2. I knew I was going out too hard. I also kept sucking down my gatorade and upset my stomach. I had to slow it down to keep my calves from tightening up. I probably went a bit too hard in the swim and didn't settle down for the bike enough. The sky opened up and didn't stop raining until after my run, it was cold and uncomfortable.
What would you do differently?:

Pace myself better and not drink so much on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m

T2 is added into run time
  • 28m 37s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 09m 14s  min/mile

The effects of a hard swim and harder bike drained me down and I got passed a lot on the run. It was hard to keep running, my legs were really tired.
What would you do differently?:

more bricks!
Post race
Warm down:

ate some food and drank water

What limited your ability to perform faster:

only 2 months of training.

Event comments:

Great place to experience my first triathlon. Even with the rainy/cold weather it was a blast and I'm definitely hooked!

Last updated: 2009-09-30 12:00 AM
00:07:43 | 500 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 4/10
Overall: 23/245
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot Tri-Shorts
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:46:49 | 13.7 miles | 17.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/10
Overall: 55/245
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: somewhat hilly rural route with lots of turns
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Too hard Drinks: Too much
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:28:37 | 03.1 miles | 09m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/10
Overall: 46/245
Performance: Below average
Course: trail run on cross country trails and fields. very very wet, lots of mud/standing water throughout the course
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-09-30 7:52 PM

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