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Intraining Icebreaker Pool Triathlon - TriathlonSprint


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American Fork, Utah
United States
In Training
60F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 19m 5s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Stomach churn... Nervous anxiety... etc. Walked between the transition area and the pool to get a feel for what it would be like...
Event warmup:

Light stretches... Didn't warmup in the pool- Was afraid of robbing any extra energy I might need.
Swim
  • 06m 4s
  • 328 yards
  • 01m 51s / 100 yards
Comments:

Strokes and endurance felt great... My performance was not up to my expectations due to some trouble (with the dang goggles). Still did reasonably well timewise despite all of the standing around.
What would you do differently?:

Put my goggles on before I jump in... What an idiot! I was stopping at the edge of each lane trying to fix them- They were full of water the whole time... D'oh!
Transition 1
  • 03m 44s
Comments:

Harder than I expected. I was light-headed/woosy and had a hard time getting things done quickly.
What would you do differently?:

Uh, dunno... I think the transition went well... I was a little woosy when I came out and it took a second to get my bearings.
Bike
  • 38m 28s
  • 11.5 miles
  • 17.94 mile/hr
Comments:

Went okay... Felt pretty comfortable the whole time. Need aero bars to get into a more aerodynamic stance and shave some time off.
What would you do differently?:

Get out of my comfort zone and push a little harder... I need a device to track my distance/speed progress so I know I need to... Couldn't tell how fast I was going.
Transition 2
  • 01m 51s
Comments:

Good try on the transition... These things are tough... Trying to be efficient at these silly changes is more challenging than it appears.
What would you do differently?:

Focus on what I need to do before I pull up to the transition area.
Run
  • 28m 56s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 38s  min/mile
Comments:

Walked a good portion of the hill... Just didn't have the mental willpower to get up it. Slow, slow, slow... I haven't run this slow for ages!
What would you do differently?:

Train more... Need more practice runs OUTSIDE instead of on the treadmill. Running outside is way different than the treadmill. Plus, I didn't get enough running in before the race. I'd like to focus on hill climbing on runs, and more bike-run bricks so I can learn to handle the transition.
Post race
Warm down:

Cried... Didn't do as well as I could have...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of proper training/consistency, and mental willpower.

Event comments:

Cant really compare it to others since it was my first, but it seemed very well organized and was lots of fun anyway!


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Last updated: 2006-02-24 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:06:04 | 328 yards | 01m 51s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Suit: DeSoto Tri Suit
Course: 50m Pool- 6 Lanes... Serpentine-style swimming in the lanes, going under the rope of each lane to the next. Each swimmer separated by a 10s. whistle blow start.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Below average
T1
Time: 03:44
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
Biking
00:38:28 | 11.5 miles | 17.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind: Some
Course: 1 Mile uphill at the beginning... Enough to take alot out of you... Headwind on the downhill... Not too strong, but noticeable.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 01:51
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:28:56 | 03 miles | 09m 38s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Used stopwatch to get time. I knew how crappy I was doing and I didn't seem to care. Just couldn't push myself.
Course: Steep hill for first mile of course... Tough!
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2006-03-25 9:00 PM

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2006-03-25 9:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Intraining Icebreaker Pool Triathlon
Congrats on a great race and report!
2006-03-25 10:38 PM
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You did great toda!  You'll womp them -- and me -- next time. 

Keep it up - TRIATHLETE!

 

 

2006-03-26 7:06 AM
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Gotta hate those hills! Way to perservere!
2006-03-26 3:47 PM
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Joplin, MO
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That was an AWESOME first triathlon.
2006-03-26 3:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Intraining Icebreaker Pool Triathlon
Good job getting through the first one! You'll pick up speed next time just by having done one before. The problems you describe are often typical of a first tri. At least they were for mine.

Overall, I think you had a good first race. Welcome to the sport!


2006-03-26 4:09 PM
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Great race triathalete. Especially with the amount of training you've put in. You're a natural.
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