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Dragonfly Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Sardis, Mississippi
United States
Start 2 Finish Event Management
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 33m 35s
Overall Rank = 16/174
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 2/13
Pre-race routine:

Had breakfast at my mom's. It's nice having races near my mom's place, so I can actually get a decent breakfast.
Event warmup:

I got to the race a bit later than I would have liked this time, so all I got to do was swim.
  • 15m 13s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 44s / 100 yards

The swim was good. I'm getting better and better at swimming in a tri. The run after winded me a bit, but overall it was a good swim. I liked catching up to some people in the "elite wave" ahead of me.
What would you do differently?:

Push a bit harder on the swim. My times in my masters class indicates that I'm a bit faster than this.
Transition 1
  • 00m 37s

Nice and smooth. I slowed down for a couple of seconds to make sure my HR was not too high starting out on the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Not much really. Gotta go fast if you want to place in this race.
  • 46m 27s
  • 18 miles
  • 23.25 mile/hr

Pretty good bike. There was a bit of headwind on the way back, but I did what I could to soldier through it.
What would you do differently?:

I feel like I could have pushed a bit harder, but I'm still getting the run off the bike fine tuned.
Transition 2
  • 00m 36s

This was probably my best T2 yet. Finally learning how to hustle here.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Pretty satisfied here.
  • 30m 42s
  • 4 miles
  • 07m 41s  min/mile

I held what I felt was a good, solid pace on the run. I was by myself for most of the run, so I didn't feel the urgency to push really hard.
What would you do differently?:

Learn how to go as hard as I can, regardless of my position in the race.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think for future Dragonfly races I'll sign up for the elite wave. In the age group wave I ended up in an odd spot where no one was around me. If I had started with the elite wave, it looks like I would have been in the thick of some quick guys that could have pushed me a bit more. Despite all this, I feel like I had a great race.

Last updated: 2012-06-11 12:00 AM
00:15:13 | 880 yards | 01m 44s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/13
Overall: 0/174
Performance: Good
Course: The course was a horseshoe pattern that includes a run up the beach to T1.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:37
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:46:27 | 18 miles | 23.25 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/13
Overall: 0/174
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back course that's mostly flat except for a couple of hills.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:30:42 | 04 miles | 07m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/13
Overall: 0/174
Performance: Average
Course: Two miles of flat road running combined with two miles of hilly trail running. It's definitely the most interesting course I run on each year.
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 Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-06-11 8:39 AM

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