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Autocar Richmond Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Richmond, Indiana
United States
Muncie Multi-Sport
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 10m 17s
Overall Rank = 16/86
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 3/15
Pre-race routine:

Granola cereal, strawberry yogurt and coffee after waking up at 4:30am. About a 1.5hr drive from home.
Event warmup:

No warmup - except trying to zip up my wetsuit, seriously I was sweating after getting that thing on.
  • 08m 10s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 02s / 100 yards

Good swim for me - caught some folks but pushed a bit and had some trouble catching my breath. Navigation was perfect, start was very stress-free with the time trial start (first for me).
What would you do differently?:
Transition 1
  • 01m 12s

Felt like this took forever, glad to see it was closer to 1min than 2.
What would you do differently?:

Hard to say...practice taking wetsuit off quickly. Maybe take suit off in the water instead of in transition.
  • 38m 32s
  • 13.45 miles
  • 20.94 mile/hr

Decent ride but felt like I could have put forth more effort. Held a bit back for the run, since my run training was lacking. Had a hard time catching my breath after the transition and slight uphill out of the park.
What would you do differently?:

Push harder. No reason to hold back.
Transition 2
  • 00m 40s

Not sure how much I could have improved this....pretty pleased.
What would you do differently?:

Not much.
  • 21m 45s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 59s  min/mile

Had to start a bit slower than I liked to get my feet under me. This was my first hard effort in about a month from a calf injury. Definitely did not train as well as I would have liked for this race. Although, it turned out to be my fastest 5k in a sprint. Pleased but curious about my potential....
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I had to feel my way through this, not sure how my calf would handle the intensity. Turned out better than I thought.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked a bit then hung around the finish. Ate some food (hot dog with baked beans).

Ended up with a 2nd place award for my AG. It is actually a third place in the AG, since the OA winner was from my AG - so they placed him in overall and shifted placing up in the AG. Very pleased!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More swim volume, push harder on the bike, and get some interval training for the run.

Event comments:

Probably the best sprint triathlon I have attended. They gave three bikes away and one was a specialized transition (ultegra). Wish they would do plaques for the AG awards, as the finishers award was the same glass mug as I received for the AG awards.

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Last updated: 2012-06-04 12:00 AM
00:08:10 | 400 yards | 02m 02s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/86
Performance: Good
Suit: Ultrajohn QR
Course: Triangle - counterclockwise
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:12
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:38:32 | 13.45 miles | 20.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/86
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Headed up the state park hill and into the wind. Counterclockwise course then back to the park on a bikepath/multipurpose trail. Road was like most country roads in Ohio, patches of rough connected with smooth overpave.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 92
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:40
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:21:45 | 03.11 miles | 06m 59s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/15
Overall: 0/86
Performance: Good
Course: Out across an earth dam and around a neighborhood. Then back to finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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

2012-06-05 2:29 PM

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