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PT Solutions Allatoona Triathlon - Triathlon

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Acworth, Georgia
United States
Georgia MultiSports Productions
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 30m 48s
Overall Rank = 151/447
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 3/24
Pre-race routine:

This was a bit messy. Since we had to take an Uber to the race, I didn't get there as early as I had hoped. I ate a yogurt and banana before we left, and had a bar that I was going to eat at about 7 or so, but I forgot. Once I checked in I went to set up my transition area. All the hints you guys gave me were so helpful! Two rows away from my bike, someone had a spongebob balloon, so that helped me find my area really easily during the race. I jogged around a little, but didn't really get a chance to warm up.
Event warmup:

I jogged around a little and did some stretching, but otherwise didn't really get a chance to warm up. I didn't feel the water until my heat was set to go off!
  • 10m 37s
  • 500 meters
  • 02m 07s / 100 meters

I felt pretty good, although the excitement of the start had my breathing a little off. I got into a rhythm pretty quick though and was able to really think about my breathing.
What would you do differently?:

I think I looked up a bit too much. I need to be more confident in my ability to swim in a straight line (especially towards the end...I kept thinking the beach would get to me sooner than it did).
Transition 1
  • 01m 32s

This went pretty smooth. I did the sock rolling trick before, and was able to slide into my shoes pretty easily. I think if anything I was overly careful, worried I was forgetting something, so I did an extra check or two.
What would you do differently?:

Practice before so I felt more confident in the simplicity of it.
  • 53m 18s
  • 16 miles
  • 18.01 mile/hr

The bike was definitely the most difficult part for me. I only trained on my bike twice before the race (and only once with the SPD pedals), so I think more training would make a huge different in this area.
The volunteers along the bike route kept me going! I was smiling the whole time, and they were all very supportive and enthusiastic. At one point there was a gigantic hill, and at the top there was a volunteer and a cop. I passed them and said "can you believe I have to run after this?!" Got a big laugh out of the cop!
What would you do differently?:

Train more!
Transition 2
  • 01m 5s

Again, it almost seemed too easy. I had a volunteer right near me so once I thought I was ready I turned to him and said "do I have everything?!"
What would you do differently?:

Again, just confidence. Maybe practice it beforehand.
  • 24m 19s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 52s  min/km

I felt really good. I had a point when I couldn't really see people in front of me, which was tough. I usually focus on closing the distance/passing the person right in front of me. I caught up to people after a minute or two though and was in groups for the rest of the time. Had a girl catch up with me (I could hear her behind me for awhile, we were running the same pace). She didn't have her number belt on and asked if it would matter. I didn't know, but then we just ran together for the last mile, which was a huge help, b/c we were able to push each other.
What would you do differently?:

Train all comes back to that. I didn't train on the bike or run as much as I should've.
Post race
Warm down:

I had to walk the 1.2 miles back to the beach, so I would say that was my warm down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training.

Event comments:

For my first race, this was a great one! I didn't really get to enjoy the festivities after since I had to go find my friend and figure out how I was getting out of there, but I am so incredibly happy with how it ended up, and I am completely hooked. Can't wait for my next one!

I hope to have more pictures later. My friend took some, but hasn't sent them to me yet. Also, I didn't think it was uploading my pre-race photos, so there are now multiple copies of the same picture, haha.

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Last updated: 2014-07-01 12:00 AM
00:10:37 | 500 meters | 02m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/24
Overall: 0/447
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri Suit
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Time: 01:32
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:53:18 | 16 miles | 18.01 mile/hr
Age Group: 7/24
Overall: 0/447
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Rolling hills throughout. It was a big loop going from quiet back roads to busy main roads.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:05
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:19 | 05 kms | 04m 52s  min/km
Age Group: 3/24
Overall: 0/447
Performance: Good
Course: Did some loops through the neighborhood by the beach, and ended at a bar. There were some rolling hills, but nothing too crazy.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2014-07-01 10:40 AM

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Baltimore, Maryland
Subject: PT Solutions Allatoona Triathlon

2014-07-01 11:41 AM
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the alamo city, Texas
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third place?  in your first race?  congrats!  awesome!  way to go nicole!

2014-07-01 3:24 PM
in reply to: mehaner

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Thoughts on the run course? I felt like it was brutally hilly, especially coming off of that last long big climb on the bike and then immediately having a long winding climb on the run through the parking area.
2014-07-01 7:32 PM
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St. Louis
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Awesome race! Congrats on placing in your age group.
2014-07-01 8:37 PM
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Penticton, BC
Subject: RE: PT Solutions Allatoona Triathlon

Way to go Nicole.  Great race and great result.  Imagine how much faster you'll be when you are well prepared.

You're plenty ready for an Olympic just find yourself a good workout plan.

2014-07-02 12:01 AM
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Gold Coast, Australia
Subject: RE: PT Solutions Allatoona Triathlon

Fantastic race! Congrats on the podium finish

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