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Memphis, Tennessee
United States
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82F / 28C
Total Time = 1h 03m 16s
Overall Rank = 29/121
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/17
Pre-race routine:

Didn't sleep particularly well, was pretty excited. I had to cancel the previous race as I crashed the bike, and this was my "transfer" of registration to another event.

I have been able to ride the bike, but laid off running and swimming as the hip and shoulder were recovering. So only swam and run once in the last 3 weeks.

Got up a couple of hours before start and had some chocolate chip pancakes I made the night before, thought I would get a tasty breakfast :) Make a sandwich with 2 and some peanut butter. Maybe a little too heavy.
Event warmup:

Got in the water and swam ~200m and did some good stretching waiting around for the swim start.
  • 09m 56s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 29s / 100 meters

Swimming is by far my worst sport. It was a decent swim though, I just went out with the mentality that it will be slow, but anything under 10 mins would be good.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more
Transition 1
  • 01m 18s

Good T1, did the rookie thing of putting on my watch, but it helps so much it was worth it. Need to learn how to do shoes already on bike.

Did see guys sat down putting socks on, which I always think is crazy.
What would you do differently?:

Don't mess with watch
  • 32m 53s
  • 11 miles
  • 20.29 mile/hr

Great bike, went out to hammer it, with only a 2 mile run to follow I didn;t have to leave too much in the tank. Was passed by only a couple, and passed several people on way more expensive looking machinery. Me and the aluminum road bike did good :)

It was a rolling course, and was happy to be able to attack the hills confidently and it's where I did most of my passing. Probably could have gone a little faster, but didn't want to completely wreck the run.

I uploaded the cadence plot, I am very please at how consistent I was throughout the race.

Got out of shoes early because of winding downhill to dismount
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 54m 21s

I don't really know how I can make this faster. Fumbled a bit getting into running shoes
What would you do differently?:

  • 18m 13s
  • 2 miles
  • 09m 09s  min/mile

It was hard work, both calves were threatening to cramp, but once I got into the woods, I dialed it back a touch.

Only got passed by a couple of guys, a couple were difficult to get by, but all in all pretty good.
What would you do differently?:

Practice on trials
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around with a cold towel on my head.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike crash a few weeks before, but to be honest it probably contributes to my bike fitness as it was the only sport I could train.

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Last updated: 2013-08-04 12:00 AM
00:09:56 | 400 meters | 02m 29s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/121
Performance: Below average
Suit: No
Course: Squashed Square
Start type: Dive Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 80F / 27C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:18
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:32:53 | 11 miles | 20.29 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/121
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Rectangle
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 96
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 54:21
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:18:13 | 02 miles | 09m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/121
Performance: Average
Course: 0.25 miles going out and coming home along a grassy levee, but then the rest is in the woods on a rail. Single track with a lot of roots, but not too bad. \
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-08-04 10:31 AM

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When I told my husband that I planned to work toward completing a sprint triathlon, he smiled and was supportive, but a bit disbelieving.
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author : trvw
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The challenge? The accomplishment? I want to do this because it is an opportunity to live life. The event is an indoor sprint triathlon. I get to experience the challenge on a safer scale.
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Already a cyclist and not a bad swimmer, I figured all I had to do was build up to running a few miles and I’d be ready to go. The challenge invigorated me, and I ran out to buy new running shoes.
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This plan is designed to make you go faster. 3 workouts per week in each sport, 2 days of strength training and core work. The maximum volume is around 10 hours toward the end of the 12 weeks.
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Since your “A” race is your marathon, which you stated in your question, this should be your main focus. I encourage you to taper a bit for the sprint distance triathlon.
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Since I didn't have much time and since it's a super sprint, am I OK just go to at the training relatively hard through Thursday or even Friday?
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comments : 0
Couch-to-sprint triathlon training programs to get you over the finish-line of your first triathlon.