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Falling Springs Heart and Sole Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Versailles, Kentucky
United States
Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 31m 33s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Signed in, set up, stretched, walked around. The race start was delayed about 15 minutes due to dense morning fog. (In fact, I drove past the venue twice because I couldn't see the signs). I got to meet BT member crouse who was doing his first triathlon.
Event warmup:

100 yard warm up swim, stretching
  • 07m 20s
  • 400 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

Short 400 yard swim - there was a 20 second interval between starts, so crowding was not an issue. I felt good throughout.
Transition 1
  • 02m

smooth transition - My bike was on the end of the rack, so my stuff was easily accessible
  • 48m 38s
  • 13.3 miles
  • 16.41 mile/hr

I didn't get on the bike much at all in the early spring so I'm a little out of shape. I pushed myself a little bit harder to keep a decent pace. crouse passed me at around the 9 mile point.
Transition 2
  • 01m

approximate time.
  • 32m 37s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 29s  min/mile

This was the first time I have run much distance on grass. It was harder than I had imagined. My pace was slow. I caught up with crouse in T2, and we ran together for the first mile or so. The hills were not long, but they were steep. I had to walk up the last big hill at around the 2.5 mile point.
What would you do differently?:

No surprise - I really hadn't gotten in enough run time prior to the race. I also pushed myself a littl on the bike and I was tired.
Post race
Warm down:

Fruit & Bagels

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not enough running
Not accustomed to running on the grass.

Last updated: 2006-04-22 12:00 AM
00:07:20 | 400 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Serpentine swim in indoor pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 82F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:48:38 | 13.3 miles | 16.41 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Wind: Little
Course: Very pretty ride through horse farm country, and through the charming small town of Versailles, KY. Roads were freshly paved, and there was very little traffic. There were a few moderate hills.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:32:37 | 03.11 miles | 10m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Cross country race on grass in fields behind rec center - muddy in spots - several steep hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-04-22 3:46 PM

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