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Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #2 - TriathlonSprint

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
United States
Head First Performance
34F / 1C
Total Time = 1h 13m 53s
Overall Rank = 3/32
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Didn't sleep well and woke up without much appetite. Had a banana and sipped on a gatorade. There was a winter weather advisory. Fearing that the bike portion might be cancelled, we almost didn't go. Finally, made up our minds and headed on the 50 minute drive.
Event warmup:

Some easy laps running around the parking lot. Still babying the freshly-healing stress fracture.
  • 09m 46s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 26s / 100 yards

I really struggle with the swim being last of the three sports. Heart-rate is racing off the bike, and I was out of breath from the bike as well. After becoming fairly panicky in the pool last time, I just wanted to be comfortable. So I swam very slow and focused on relaxing. Even though I swam a few seconds slower than last time, I was happy because I was able to relax way more and get comfortable in the water.
What would you do differently?:

Swim first!
Transition 1
  • 01m 16s

Run to Bike transition
  • 38m 15s
  • 12 miles
  • 18.82 mile/hr

Satisfied with the bike. Need to do some intervals and hills, as my bike fitness is not yet where it was last season.
What would you do differently?:

Pay more attention to traffic. Very narrowly escaped being hit by a car at 60-70 mph
Transition 2
  • 01m 35s

Bike to Swim
What would you do differently?:

A little awkward stripping down in the freezing, cold transition area
  • 22m 59s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 25s  min/mile

Coming back from an injury, I decided to try and stay comfortable with 7:30 avg pace. I was able to achieve my goal, but I have lost a lot of fitness. My avg 5K time before injury was 2.5 minutes faster than I ran today.
What would you do differently?:

I need to build up my running base again and start incorporating a little speed work again.
Post race
Warm down:

I climbed out of the pool and into a nice, toasty, humid room. The last thing I wanted to do was go back out into the frigid cold, so there was no warming down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The swim. I think there will be a nice time improvement when the swim is the first event. Transitions need help, too. Clipping into my pedals needs work. The run should improve as my fitness does.

Event comments:

We just love this series. The awards were fantastic. I got a really nice trophy for finishing second, and all the age group winners got little trees to plant. The volunteers and organization is top notch. There are a few dangerous areas on the bike that could use a little more traffic control/volunteers. Other than that it's an A+ event!

Last updated: 2012-02-19 12:00 AM
00:09:46 | 400 yards | 02m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 15/32
Performance: Average
3rd Event of Reverse Triathlon
Suit: Tri shorts and tri tank
Course: Pool, serpentine pattern left to right
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:16
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:38:15 | 12 miles | 18.82 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 1/32
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: Hilly and very windy. Some long inclines into a headwind.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:35
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:59 | 03.1 miles | 07m 25s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 3/32
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat to rolling; wind
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-02-19 5:56 PM

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Subject: Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #2

2012-02-19 6:40 PM
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Congrats on a great race!
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