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Sunrise Series Triathlon #2 - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Shreveport, LA
United States
Sunrise Tri Club
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 30m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 40-49
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

The race started at 7:30 so I set my alarm for 5 am. Hit the snooze button twice and finally got up and had my usual can of diet Coke. Looked at the time in the kitchen. It read 4:20. Ran to other clocks. Yep, it really was 4:20 so I must have screwed up the time when I set my alarm. Anyway, I had plenty of time to hydrate with poweraid and water. Ate a banana and even had a cup of coffee.
Event warmup:

Swam a few slow laps.
  • 00m
  • 450 yards
  • / 100 yards

This was a very, very civilized way to swim the swim leg. In my last two mini-tris, I was fighting for breath during my first length. I think warming up helped with the nerves.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more getting out of the pool. That always slows me down.
Transition 1
  • 00m

This was a fairly easy T1 because I didn't have a bunch of layers to put on. I swam in tri shorts and a top so I just had to put my socks and shoes on as opposed to shirt, jacket, shorts, and long pants.
What would you do differently?:

Try to put my gloves on a little faster.
  • 00m
  • 14.88 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr

The bike is my weakest leg. I went out hard because I wanted to catch my SIL (and training partner). I never caught her but I was close a few times. I let my heart rate get too high trying to keep up with her.
What would you do differently?:

Slow down a little. It was a flat course so I never had any time to just coast down a hill and catch my breath.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Easy T2 since I biked with my tennis shoes.
What would you do differently?:

  • 00m
  • 2.5 miles
  •  min/mile

This is where I crashed and burned. The run is usually no problem for me since I was a runner long before trying my hand at tris. Because my heart rate was so high from the bike, I just couldn't run continuously. I had to break into a walk many, many times during this short run. Thank goodness I had my water bottle with me; I had to use it to douse my head at about the two mile mark.
What would you do differently?:

Start with a little more energy.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, caught my breath, visited with family.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The freakin' bike.

Event comments:

After bonking on the run, why did I rate this a good race? I placed second in my age group! Can you believe it?! Doesn't really say much for the depth of the field. I'll take it though. Also, I passed SIL on the run (she ended up walking distance--guess she went out a little too hard on the bike as well).

Last updated: 2004-05-23 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 450 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Since this is a small race, they just calculate total time. By the time my wave was done, they had moved the clock so I couldn't see my swim time.
Course: Two swimmers in each lap lane and we had to swim 9 laps. Each lane had a person counting laps and he/she told us when we had one lap left to swim.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
00:00:00 | 14.88 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Wind: Cross-winds
Course: Majority of the time spent on a state highway. A small jag (3 mi?) on a poorly maintained country road.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Too hard Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 02.5 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Course: flat course through a neighborhood.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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

2004-05-23 3:20 PM

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Subject: Sunrise Series Triathlon #2

2004-05-23 5:13 PM
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New Port Richey
Subject: RE: Sunrise Series Triathlon #2
congratulations good job.
2004-05-23 6:03 PM
in reply to: #26648

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Subject: RE: Sunrise Series Triathlon #2

despite the run u placed well, get that biking up to par huh and then u will dominate!

2004-05-24 12:05 PM
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Kingston Ontario
Subject: RE: Sunrise Series Triathlon #2

Good show!!! Your biking will get better if you keep at it


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