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Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #2 - TriathlonSprint

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
United States
Head First Performance
25F / -4C
Total Time = 1h 04m 49s
Overall Rank = 3/41f
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Half a bagel, clif bar and sipped on a GU brew. Also, took 2 salt tablets about 10 min out.
Event warmup:

Not enough. By the time I got organized there were only ten minutes left so ran about 1.5 miles.
  • 08m 27s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 07s / 100 yards

Not my finest moment. Swim was last, and my heart rate was still high from the bike. Had to run about 200m of frozen ground to the pool entrance and feet went numb. Got in water and apparently did not adjust goggles properly. They preceded to be an issue throughout the swim. Had to stop two or three times and readjust. With that going on, never really got into a rhythm.
What would you do differently?:

Well, the next two races have the swim first, so that will really help. More time in the water during training should help, too. I would really like to become a better swimmer.
Transition 1
  • 00m 27s

This was a run-bike transition, and it went well. I had the quickest one of the women, and faster than two of the top 3 guys. Glad I decided to go with clipped-in shoes this time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 33m 1s
  • 12 miles
  • 21.81 mile/hr

2nd fastest of ladies.
What would you do differently?:

Should have worn gloves. Definitely need to train more. Also, misjudged finish and took shoes off about half mile too early. Probably cost me 15 seconds.
Transition 2
  • 01m 52s

Bike- swim. Slow transition. Hit transition as the same time as the girl who would finish 2nd OA. That was a bit disheartening because I knew with my lack of swim skills I would finish third.
What would you do differently?:

My fingers were numb so I struggled putting on swim cap and getting undressed. At least I won't have to do this transition until next winter again.
  • 21m
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 45s  min/mile

I am not a 5K runner. I was too conservative, and just starting to feel good when the run ended.
What would you do differently?:

Need speed work.
Post race
Warm down:

Quckly went to a hot shower.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Running= speed work. Biking= hills. Swimming= ability. Wearing gloves. Taking bike shoes off too early.

Event comments:

Love the Headfirst Performance races.

Last updated: 2013-02-09 12:00 AM
00:08:27 | 400 yards | 02m 07s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/41f
Suit: 2XU sports bra and shorts
Course: Indoor pool with serpentine swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:27
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:33:01 | 12 miles | 21.81 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 2/41f
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: 21.8 sounds great but my Garmin shows that the course was closer to 11 miles, which would be closer to 20mph. My lack of bike fitness really came through, as my quads were burning and the smallish hills felt like mountains. Still, I'm happy enough with this ride.
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:52
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:00 | 03.11 miles | 06m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 3/41f
Performance: Below average
Course: Rolling.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2013-02-25 11:26 AM

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Subject: Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #2

2013-02-25 11:37 AM
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Subject: RE: Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #2
Through all of that, you rocked it. great job!
2013-02-26 4:58 AM
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Subject: RE: Shelbyville Triathlon Series Race #2
Work on that swim speed and you'll be monster!  Because you're already a Beast!!  You are so fast on the run and bike, whew!!!!!!!!  I'll be anxious to see how you do with the swim first, running on frozen ground with bare feet sounds painful, I BET the water felt great!  Super job, Erin!
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