General Discussion Race Reports! » Kinetic Half Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Kinetic Half - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Spotsylvania, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 6h 37m 29s
Overall Rank = 99/374
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 6/13
Pre-race routine:

I had a queasy stomach the last couple of days before the race, so I was a little scared that I may not be able to eat during the race. I had Infinite and gels and hoped that would do.
Event warmup:

Got up at 3 am left the house at 4am and arrived at race site about 5:30 for the long wait at packet pick up.
  • 38m 51s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 50s / 100 yards

After about the first 1oo yards, i had pretty smooth path/ I could site really well, the orange bouys and yellow turn bouys were easy to follow. On the out leg, the sun was coming up on my left, which made breathing to that side uncomfortable because I was blinded. No probs. The water was flat and I had no problems until the slower swimmers from the previous wave started falling back.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, it was a good trip
Transition 1
  • 04m 25s

Had difficulty getting wetsuit off even with strippers.
  • 3h 26m 7s
  • 56 miles
  • 16.30 mile/hr

My stomach was hurting on the bike so I was afraid to push the pace. I picked up the cadance on downhills and spun the climbs. I was afraid to eat with my upset stomach.
What would you do differently?:

Under the circumstances nothing.
Transition 2
  • 02m 55s

Jumping off the bike with barefeet I had to run over a section of gravel. This would hurt later on the run.
What would you do differently?:

should have kept my bike shoes on.
  • 2h 25m 13s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 05s  min/mile

The first loop I plugged along. After the first loop my legs came around and I felt better, but it was getting hot. I walked briefly at the aid stations to get gatorade down. Was strong until the end. Bottom of my feet hurt from the grevel in T2

What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

hamburgers and fries at Team Z tent

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Good effort. Upset stomach on Thurs, Fri prior to race was a factor.
Pleased with results. Bettered my last Kinetic time which was in 2010 by 15 minutes, but should have been more.

Event comments:

Set Up events does a good job and is vry organized. Volunteers were great. this was my third Kinetic Half and I will probably be back next year. This is a great early season race.

Last updated: 2012-04-12 12:00 AM
00:38:51 | 2112 yards | 01m 50s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/13
Overall: 62/374
Performance: Good
Suit: wetsuit
Course: Latge circle to the right
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 04:25
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
03:26:07 | 56 miles | 16.30 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/13
Overall: 121/374
Performance: Good
Course: 2 loops slightly rolling no big climbs
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 02:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
02:25:13 | 13.1 miles | 11m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/13
Overall: 98/374
Performance: Good
Course: 3 loops One climb at the beginning, gentle climbs and flats
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-05-14 2:05 PM

User image

Falls Church, VA
Subject: Kinetic Half

2012-05-14 2:26 PM
in reply to: #4209012

User image

Fairfax, VA
Subject: RE: Kinetic Half
Great job!  Yeah, they did have more carpeting down between the mount/dismount line and the transition area, but it wasn't enough for folks going barefoot off the bike.  Great job sticking with the run though despite aching feet.
2012-05-14 2:36 PM
in reply to: #4209012

User image

Subject: RE: Kinetic Half
Nice job out there.  Good luck with the rest of your season!
2012-05-14 3:59 PM
in reply to: #4209012

User image

Subject: RE: Kinetic Half
well done!
2012-06-05 7:16 AM
in reply to: #4209012

User image

Subject: RE: Kinetic Half
Congrats on a good race!
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Kinetic Half Rss Feed