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4th Annual Power Maiden Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Athens, Texas
United States
Ironhead Productions
76F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 33m 41s
Overall Rank = 79/129
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 15/20
Pre-race routine:

Not much: showed up, checked gear, set up transition area.
Event warmup:

None, alas.
  • 06m 48s
  • 300 yards
  • 02m 16s / 100 yards

Fair for a seeded swim. Not as much trouble with bottlenecks, though I did have to wait and pass one person at the end of a lane. Lost valuable seconds going under ropes to next lane.
What would you do differently?:

Practice, somehow, switching lanes.
Transition 1
  • 01m 6s

All went well until I went to mount the bike. I had my shoes tied laterally via rubber bands, but when I stepped on the right pedal, I did not have my balance and had to stop. That threw everything subsequently a-kilter. Then, once around the corner, I had diffiiculty getting my left foot into the shoe--balance, again.
What would you do differently?:

Practice putting on the shoes.
  • 47m 30s
  • 13.2 miles
  • 16.67 mile/hr

Good ride; not many complaints. I was better than my last ride on this course, but not as good as over half the competition!
What would you do differently?:

Practice more intervals.
Transition 2
  • 01m 24s

Need to practice bricks.
What would you do differently?:

  • 36m 50s
  • 5 kms
  • 07m 22s  min/km

The run sucked! I started cramping in my abdomen just under 2 miles, so badly I could hardly stand up and had to walk half a mile before I could run again. This is the worst it's ever been in three races, and I do not know what factors are contributing to it, but it's killing me.
What would you do differently?:

Short of someone giving me a definite answer on what causes side stitches and how to prevent them? (That's an understatement!) I don't know.
Post race
Warm down:

Drank, walked, ate.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of practice.

Event comments:

The race was fine; I just wasn't satisfied because I didn't meet all my goals.

Last updated: 2005-06-18 12:00 AM
00:06:48 | 300 yards | 02m 16s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/20
Overall: 0/129
Performance: Average
Course: Seeded swim.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:06
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:47:30 | 13.2 miles | 16.67 mile/hr
Age Group: 11/20
Overall: 0/129
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling, good shoulders. Round course meant heading into the wind somewhat going out; better coming back in.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:24
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Bad
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:36:50 | 05 kms | 07m 22s  min/km
Age Group: 20/20
Overall: 0/129
Performance: Bad
Course: Good out and back course. No daunting hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2005-06-18 7:11 PM

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