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Richmond Tri Club Sprint Presented by Bon Secours - Triathlon


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Richmond, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
60sF / 0C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 23m 32s
Overall Rank = 70/162
Age Group = 40-44W
Age Group Rank = 14/26
Pre-race routine:

Drove down to the site with the fam - they were volunteering. Got transition set-up and then socialized with folks until the race. It's so much fun before races now that I know more people through tri-club and Masters. In fact, my bike was racked right next one of the ladies I swim with.

Ate - lara bar, diet Dew...meant to drink some Gatorade but left it in the car.
Event warmup:

Gadding about, chit chatting. :)
Swim
  • 09m 37s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 24s / 100 meters
Comments:

So much better than last year, when the swim did me in (and took me 2 more minutes over 400m). I stayed with a pack (not necessarily mine - I wasn't quite seed right), fought/clawed/groped my way around the buoys, and stayed calm.
What would you do differently?:

Swim faster - I'm working on it!
Transition 1
  • 01m 58s
Comments:

I had the absolute worst place for transition - my bike was at the furthest point from the mount/dismount line, so lots of running in my cleats. :( Also, I wasn't exactly fast at getting my shoes on, etc. Plus I put on my watch in T1. Slow!
What would you do differently?:

Go watchless for a sprint?
Bike
  • 41m 18s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 18.16 mile/hr
Comments:

Again - so much better than last year - I was able to clip in right away, stayed in aero for the most part except when turning corners, and was able to pass a number of women. Only got passed by a couple of women (and a bunch of guys).
What would you do differently?:

Keep training on the bike. I'm pleased, but I need to be able to do this for 4-6 hours.
Transition 2
  • 02m 1s
Comments:

Too slow getting my running shoes/belt/hat on.
What would you do differently?:

Move quicker!
Run
  • 28m 40s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile
Comments:

I felt like my run went really well and I'm pleased with my pace, but it does seem to be my "weakest link" which is really weird. The whole first mile felt very short-strided and not comfortable, after that I got my groove.
What would you do differently?:

BRICK workouts!
Post race
Warm down:

Found my peeps, ate some breakfast, found my family and helped volunteer at the water table through the end of the race.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

? I'm happy - no complaints here. Just gotta keep improving.

Event comments:

Great race - RTC, Peluso, and Set-up throw a great race! I love the digs at GRAP and the swim format (now that I'm not afraid to swim) and will keep doing this race every year if I can!




Last updated: 2014-04-25 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:09:37 | 400 meters | 02m 24s / 100meters
Age Group: 15/26
Overall: 0/162
Performance: Good
Suit: RTC top/Louis Garneau bottoms
Course: OWS in a pool - down 50, around a buoy, up 50, repeat.
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 01:58
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Average
Biking
00:41:18 | 12.5 miles | 18.16 mile/hr
Age Group: 10/26
Overall: 0/162
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: A big loop - some on the side/bike lane of a busy road, the rest out in the country (crappy pavement, but it was fine). Same course as last year.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
T2
Time: 02:01
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
Running
00:28:40 | 03.11 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 17/26
Overall: 0/162
Performance: Good
Course: Two loops around Ukrop Park and Martin's parking lot - flat but for one small hill.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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Awesome improvements across the board!  Specific plan for where you want to improve too....Great stuff!

Now that I no longer have the Prom conflict I might be able to do this race

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Subject: RE: Richmond Tri Club Sprint Presented by Bon Secours
Great job Kristen!

I glad you had such a good race. Wish I could say the same but I was slower this year in all 3 disciplines. I am attributing it to the long cold winter and the subsequent lack of motivation to train. My transitions we the only bright spot. I also was way down there by the run start and thought my T1 and T2 would be worse than they were.

Hope you have a great season,

Dan
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