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Give it a Tri Indoor Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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West Hartford, Connecticut
United States
Jocelyn's Run: A Marathon of Support, Inc.
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 15m
Overall Rank = 21/57
Age Group = 8th Woman
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

breakfast: poached egg on whole wheat english muffin; 1 c. Annie's honey puffs w/ skim milk; oj; a few sips of coffee.
Event warmup:

walking, stretching, hydrating
  • 15m
  • 775 yards
  • 01m 56s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 10m

As this race was an indoor tri, we had 10 mins to change out of our suits, and into dry bike/run clothes. Shoes for the bike were my running sneaks.
  • 30m
  • 9 miles
  • 18.00 mile/hr
Transition 2
  • 05m

5 mins to walk around, stretch, and get HR down.
  • 30m
  • 2.54 miles
  • 11m 49s  min/mile

A little static w/ nothing to look at (and a little hot w/ out fans), but it was fun to compete on the gym floor w/ the "regular" gym patrons - felt like I was showing off a bit. It kept me from slowing down or walking at any point. Breathing and HR were good - didn't feel uncomfortable except in calves/ankles.
What would you do differently?:

Strengthen and stretch calves more - ouch! Also, need to focus more on diet - that extra 10 lbs. I'm carrying now is definitely slowing me down.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking, stretching, hydrating.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training - this was really a kickoff to the season - a benchmark. on!

Event comments:

Yay - I got 8/38 women! The events were well organized and run ontime by happy volunteers. I did bring three water bottles, one for each leg, and was glad I did, b/c they didn't provide water (other than the water fountains). The goodie bag was fun = a shopping tote, t-shirt, some snacks, and a nice medal. Photos were taken, and the finishing snacks were Moe's Mexican wraps - yum! There wasn't really a place to centrally congregate after a shower/eats, so no one stuck around to chat - that would have been fun. Overall, a fun race - would definitely check out this venue again.

Last updated: 2010-02-11 12:00 AM
00:15:00 | 775 yards | 01m 56s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 8/57
Performance: Good
4th top women's swimmer - yippee!
Suit: Speedo
Course: Indoor poor.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Shot
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 10:00
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:30:00 | 09 miles | 18.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 29/57
4th top women's cyclist.
Course: Stationary bike in the gym. Should have picked zero tension, to get higher cadense - it isn't like a regular bike where a bigger gear means more revolutions and thus further distance. Silly me!
Road:   Cadence: 95
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:00 | 02.54 miles | 11m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 33/57
Performance: Average
5th top women's runner.
Course: Treadmill
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0
Overall: Good
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2010-02-22 12:28 PM

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