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Warm Springs, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
76F / 24C
Total Time = 2h 04m 50s
Overall Rank = 75/85
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 5/5
Pre-race routine:

got up and drove to the race - i stayed in a hotel about an hour year if I do again, i'll probably try to stay closer but there were no hotels available
Event warmup:

lite stretching, jumped on the bike to check out first part of the course saw the hill and was like oh crap...
  • 20m 38s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 45s / 100 meters

probably shouldn't have worn the wetsuit without practicing in it...the water was barely wetsuit legal...something to consider for next year - i think it contributed to my general uncomfortableness in the water compared to my normal enjoyment
What would you do differently?:

no wetsuit, or make sure that I get some training swims in a wetsuit
Transition 1
  • 02m 23s

considering I'd never done a wetsuit transition before, I was happy with this time - I think it was less than my last tri I ran...I used some advice from other message boards about striping down as I went
  • 1h 03m 5s
  • 20 kms
  • 19.03 km/hr

holy frickin hills batman...the first one going up, I was thinking what the heck did I get myself was rough...I finally found a good gear combo that worked on the back half of the race (not sure about splits, but that felt like a negative split). 2 killer hills at the very last mile...
What would you do differently?:

get some hill training - either for real, or simulated in my training leading up
Transition 2
  • 01m 45s

not a bad transition - everything was quick/easy to take off/put on and i was out the transition relatively quick
  • 37m 1s
  • 5 kms
  • 07m 31s  min/km

I was done by the time I hit the run...grabbed some gel on my way out of the transition area, to pair with some water - but didn't hit a water station until well over half-way though - should have thought about that...
What would you do differently?:

water/gel in transition...not sure where my mind was
Post race
Warm down:

stretching and walking around

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of knowledge of the terrain; lack of training on hills; making the dumb mistake of not using my wetsuit prior to the race

Event comments:

overall well-run race, good post race spread for food (lunch bags with cookies, sandwiches, potato/fruit salad), awards ceremony was nice and lots of door prices

one of my comments about the ppl doing body marking - several of my numbers were written under my suit so they were covered up...should remember to bring a marker to races and do my own possibly...

Last updated: 2013-06-20 12:00 AM
00:20:38 | 750 meters | 02m 45s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/5
Overall: 51/85
Performance: Average
Suit: wetsuit
Course: triangle course - out paralleling shore, then back on an angle, third turn towards the shore
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 02:23
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
01:03:05 | 20 kms | 19.03 km/hr
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 76/85
Performance: Below average
Wind: Some
Course: hills at the beginning (1) and end (2) that were difficult; but lots of downhill to make up for it - windy road in a few places
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:45
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:37:01 | 05 kms | 07m 31s  min/km
Age Group: 5/5
Overall: 77/85
Performance: Below average
Course: hill right at the very beginning; then rolling hills the rest of the way
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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