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Giant Acorn Sprint - Triathlon

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Bumpass, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
48F / 9C
Total Time = 1h 19m 48s
Overall Rank = 78/273
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 5/23
Pre-race routine:

breakfast (eggs toast sausage at 7am, gatorade prime at 9:15am. some jelly bean energy beans at 9:45am. start at 10am.
Event warmup:

light swimming, maybe 100 m
  • 12m 31s
  • 820 yards
  • 01m 32s / 100 yards
Transition 1
  • 03m 35s

slow transition. doubled up on socks (giant acorn sock snad aunderarmour running socks) to combat cold. had the giant acorn long sleeve as first layer, and orange banana republic sporty sweatshirt over it. pretty slow overall.
  • 37m 1s
  • 11.5 miles
  • 18.64 mile/hr

was very very tired after swim, first part of bike i was fueling up and a bit disoriented, i got more comfy a little later. averaged 19.1mph the last 9 or so miles. pretty flat course.
Transition 2
  • 00m 55s

bike shoes off, run shoes on. thats it. ran out the trans area with a water bottle, and threw it at kenny when i passed him
  • 25m 48s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 19s  min/mile

very good run according to my time!
Post race
Event comments:

over all compatitors 273 is mens only. i heard there was an accident in the water; a novice male triathlete may have passed away, as he was carried out of the water, limp and blue, and CPR was performed for a few minutes before ambulance came. the ambulance prevented me from entering the transition area after my bike, but it was only for 30 seconds or so.

Last updated: 2012-10-09 12:00 AM
00:12:31 | 820 yards | 01m 32s / 100yards
Age Group: 2/23
Overall: 24/273
Performance: Good
Suit: sugoi tri shorts
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:35
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
00:37:01 | 11.5 miles | 18.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/23
Overall: 94/273
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:55
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:25:48 | 03.1 miles | 08m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/23
Overall: 133/273
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
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Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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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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I was passing others who were saying, "Good job, 587" (that was my race number). People were cheering me on. These were the nicest people I have ever been around!
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If you haven’t done any bricks yet, this isn’t the time to start piling them on, but here are some examples you could do in the lead up to your race.
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