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Tri the Parks Triathlon - John Tanner State Park - TriathlonSprint

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Carrollton, Georgia
United States
Blue Sky Sports
61F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 18m 23s
Overall Rank = 73/317
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 2/20
Pre-race routine:

Arrived early, 6am, just when they opened the gates. Got good parking spot. Had plenty of time to setup, warmup, etc. Parking filled up by 6:45, so good to arrive early.

Prehydrate, setup, T-10 minutes gel and water, then sit quietly until wave is called.
Event warmup:

5 minutes of light jogging.
  • 13m 1s
  • 656 yards
  • 01m 59s / 100 yards

Steady swim.
What would you do differently?:

Train more.
Transition 1
  • 01m 19s

Wetsuit half off during jog into T1. Then lost focus for 10 seconds standing in front of my bike. Finally threw down goggles, stripped wetsuit, grabbed helmet, stuffed feet in shoes, grabbed bike and ran. Some traffic in the aisles inside T1.
What would you do differently?:

Recite mantra when coming out of swim "goggles down, suit off, helmet on, shoes, bike, go".
  • 40m 12s
  • 13.8 miles
  • 20.60 mile/hr

Rode in aerobars 98%, except when climbing. Did good to go at moderate pace the first 5 minutes to get heart rate down, then gradually increased effort. Did good to remember to eat gel at the turn off Hwy 16, about 2/3 through bike course.
What would you do differently?:

Train harder.
Transition 2
  • 00m 39s

Nailed it. Passed 2nd place AG competitor in T2, who had passed me on the bike.
  • 23m 11s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 07m 29s  min/mile

Good prehydration, good on-bike hydration, cool weather = I didn't drink anything on the run and didn't need any. I ran 7:12, 8:00, 7:00 miles. Didn't fade in mile 2, but was working the hills.
What would you do differently?:

Train on running on hills.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Focus on intensity on the bike. I haven't done a sprint in a while and I'd forgotten how it requires keeping you nose to the grindstone. Near full gas, all the way.

Event comments:

Very good event. Perfect weather day. I mis-read the preliminary results as posted and thought I was 4th. Turned out I finished 2nd! I should have stayed for the awards.

Last updated: 2012-04-28 12:00 AM
00:13:01 | 656 yards | 01m 59s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/317
Performance: Average
Course: Counterclockwise oval. Clear lake, small amount of weeds.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:19
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:40:12 | 13.8 miles | 20.60 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/317
Performance: Good
average HR 162, 0.90 intensity factor = good strong pace
Wind: Some
Course: Rolling hills, then flat, then climbs, then rolling decent, finally slight descent. Course was well marked, including markers every 2 miles.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:39
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:11 | 03.1 miles | 07m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/20
Overall: 0/317
Performance: Good
168 HR, 0.99 intensity factor = full gas
Course: First mile loop around lake is flat, quiet, paved trail through woods. Excellent for getting heart rate settled and getting into the run groove. Miles 2 & 3 are out and back on hilly road, with little shade = work. Finish 100 yards down and flat across dam, then 50 yards of gradual uphill.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5

2012-04-28 11:51 PM

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