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Rumpus in Bumpass Sprint - TriathlonSprint

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Bumpass, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 21m 54s
Overall Rank = 145/343
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 13/31
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6, Breakfast Steel-cut oats w/ P-nut butter, honey & raisins, apple, banana, left @ 6:30 with the boyz, stopped @ 7-11.
Event warmup:

10 min. jog, 10 min. swim.
  • 18m 1s
  • 800 meters
  • 02m 15s / 100 meters

Good start on the outside at the front, after the second buoy ended up in between groups so had no one to draft off of for a while. Very few bumps. Tended to drift left a bit when I didn't sight as much. Picked up the pace at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Don't forget to sight every 10 strokes or so. Keep an eye for others to draft off of.
Transition 1
  • 01m 41s

Woo Hoo! 32nd place overall, 1st in AG on T1! Getting on the bike barefoot and into shoes on the ride was flawless. Got it down pretty good :-)
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Just keep practicing the mounts.
  • 33m 40s
  • 12 miles
  • 21.39 mile/hr

I HAMMERED on the bike. Kept passing people, didn't ever go easy (except to take a drink 2 or 3 times). Stood up on a few short hills. Only passed by 2 elite rides, ended up passing everyone else. For a moment I was afraid I might have gone too hard, then turned the corner and was at the end! (Had to really quickly get out of my bike shoes!). 12 miles is a really short bike.
What would you do differently?:

For a sprint this short, nothing.
Transition 2
  • 00m 55s

45th overall, 3d in AG. Nice and smooth.
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 40s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 54s  min/mile

Difficult course technically with the gravel, trail, dust, and sun. Very hot. Was on the verge of a stomach cramp the whole time, but didn't care, it was a sprint so wanted to push hard the whole time. Dumping icewater on my head at the aid stations was a life saver. Glad I didn't turn an ankle on the rocks.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I wanted to push hard on the bike to see how it felt.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk around a bit, cheer on my friends.

Event comments:

Awesome race by SetupEvents, especially considering they had to change the venue with only about 3 days notice. The new caterer for the food did a great job, and it was nice to have the party area separate from transition so we could cheer the runners on. Gravel roads were manageable, and they brought back our shoes from the swim start, so that worked out well.

A fun race to start the season with friends.

Last updated: 2012-02-07 12:00 AM
00:18:01 | 800 meters | 02m 15s / 100meters
Age Group: 20/31
Overall: 219/343
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: CCW. Everyone said the swim course was longer than 750m (Juan thought it was 900m)
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:41
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:33:40 | 12 miles | 21.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/31
Overall: 78/343
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:40 | 03.11 miles | 08m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/31
Overall: 201/343
Performance: Good
Course: Gravel, trail.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5

2012-04-25 10:05 AM

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Northern Virginia
Subject: Rumpus in Bumpass Sprint

2012-04-25 12:23 PM
in reply to: #4171898

Roanoke, VA
Subject: RE: Rumpus in Bumpass Sprint

Great job, very solid race.  You did hammer the bike!

I was curious how well they would handle the venue change and it sounds like they did a great job.

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