General Discussion Race Reports! » Breezy Point Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Breezy Point Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Norfolk, Virginia
United States
Tidewater Striders
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 12m 47s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 4/41
Pre-race routine:

My 3 year old had a restless night. He woke up at 5:00am crying again, so I put him back to sleep then stayed up and got ready. Had most of an egg and cheese sandwich then got to the start about 6:10 to rack bike.
Event warmup:

Reverse tri. Started with a short 10 min run with a few accels. Biked for about 10 mins then swam about 500 yards. Normally don't do warm-up but I think this helped.
  • 13m 17s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 37s / 100 yards

The first leg was probably the most difficult. Waves were coming right at you which made for an out of balance stroke and slow. The 2nd leg was smooth, mostly passing prior waves. The final leg was difficult against the sun. Fortunately, I could see the sun reflecting off the ramp and aimed for that. Saw two green caps about 100 before the finish, so I surged some to try to pass them.
What would you do differently?:

Practice more open water swimming.
Transition 1
  • 01m 4s


Suit off shoulders just as arrived at bike. Stuck a bit on the heals but not bad. Off with a running start.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe run faster.
  • 34m 59s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 21.32 mile/hr

Like the swim, the first leg was most difficult with some headwind. Then back across the base felt fast. Felt like my HR was too high and I didn't want to cook the bike so pulled back the effort some on the 2nd half.
What would you do differently?:

Learn what my target pace and HR is for bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m 57s

Shoes a little stuck but quick overall. 7/41
What would you do differently?:

Power in the shoes maybe?
  • 22m 9s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile

Held back some at the start to keep HR down... passed by the leaders shortly before 1 mile I think. Kept a pretty even pace. Mile1: 7:19 Mile2: 7:25 Mile3: 7:11. Felt I like I had an extra gear but couldn't make myself shift to it.

Avg Pace
Summary 22:08.9 3.03 7:18

1 7:18.6 1.00 7:19
2 7:25.3 1.00 7:25
3 7:10.9 1.00 7:11
4 :14.1 0.03 6:48
What would you do differently?:

Didn't drink well at the aid stations... slowed to drink at one and choked at the 2nd one. Need to learn to run and drink and the same time.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked back to transition.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

No much.. perhaps some more run training.

Event comments:

Weather was great this year... not too hot as some prior years have been. I think there was a change in event management but no material changes noticed. Which they would report age group rank in each category (see Set-up Events) but it was a fun and well run race.

Last updated: 2012-04-19 12:00 AM
00:13:17 | 820 yards | 01m 37s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/41
Overall: 41/
Performance: Good
Suit: S
Course: Triangle this year.
Start type: Deep Water Plus:
Water temp: 74F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:04
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:34:59 | 12.43 miles | 21.32 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/41
Overall: 41/
Performance: Good
avg hr 171
Wind: Some
Course: Around the base
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:57
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:22:09 | 03.11 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 11/41
Overall: 41/
Performance: Good
Avg HR 183. Max 187
Course: Loop with a few overlaps.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2012-06-04 3:51 PM

User image

Virginia Beach
Subject: Breezy Point Triathlon
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Breezy Point Triathlon Rss Feed