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Rumpus in Bumpass International - TriathlonOlympic

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Bumpass, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
74F / 23C
Total Time = 2h 36m 13s
Overall Rank = 238/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

Swam for 5 minutes
  • 32m 58s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 12s / 100 meters

Felt constrained wet suit. Found it difficult to get into a groove. Believe I may need to work on breathing and overall technique/form.
What would you do differently?:

Better sighting - seemed to zig zag off course a lot
Transition 1
  • 02m 44s

Had difficulty clipping into pedals. (Speed play)
What would you do differently?:

Buy a singlet - had to put on shirt and zip up. Have confidence in preparation and trust that I had what I needed. Seem to hesitate before I grab bike and go
  • 1h 10m 11s
  • 24 miles
  • 20.52 mile/hr

...learning that you can 'red-line' olympic distance races. Held back for fear of finishing run. Turned out to have more in the tank...
What would you do differently?:

1 gear harder at same cadence
Transition 2
  • 01m

Unable to dismount and run ahead due to bottleneck at transition, but overall fairly strong transition for me
What would you do differently?:

just try to do it all faster
  • 49m 25s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 07m 58s  min/mile

Felt good. Course was bad and was worried about turning an ankle. Held back knowing that I am training for longer races this year
What would you do differently?:

Studied race web-site more and worn a pair of trail shoes. (Venue changed a few days prior to race; so it was a bit of a surprise)
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor swim and bad running surface conditions

Event comments:

Good race, but the coordinators had a 'curve-ball' thrown their way with the local marina. Had to change venues with little notice. Only thing that suffered was the run course. Swim course did seem longer than 1500 - curious if others would say the same.

Last updated: 2012-04-16 12:00 AM
00:32:58 | 1500 meters | 02m 12s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 368/
Performance: Bad
Suit: full body wet-suit
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:44
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:10:11 | 24 miles | 20.52 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 257/
Performance: Average
Felt good but in hind sight should have pushed harder. Good cadence through out, but should have gone to a harder gear...
Wind: Some
Course: 2 lap, some hills - rolling. Headwind at times.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 84
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:49:25 | 06.21 miles | 07m 58s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 184/
Performance: Good
Course: Gravel and dirt - more of a trail. Not conducive for really pulling ahead. Uneven and large gravel at that...
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2012-04-16 5:58 PM

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Subject: Rumpus in Bumpass International

2012-04-17 8:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Rumpus in Bumpass International

I could have lived without the gravel, but I was pleased they were able to get the course together on short notice.

I did not find the swim to be long.

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