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Giant Acorn Sprint - Triathlon

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
Total Time = 1h 19m 54s
Overall Rank = 52/330
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/25
Pre-race routine:

Ate a PB&J an hour before race start.
Event warmup:

Just loosened up arms, swinging them around.
  • 12m 54s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 43s / 100 meters

I didn't wear a wetsuit, so I imagine my swim wasn't as fast as others. The water was way too warm for a wetsuit though.
Transition 1
  • 01m 40s

The start was really crowded, so I had a hard time running with my bike. So, when I jumped on, I didn't have much momentum going and came to a stop.
  • 42m 45s
  • 16 miles
  • 22.46 mile/hr

Felt pretty good on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 11s
  • 21m 26s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 17s  min/km

I didn't bother stopping at any of he aid stations, since it's such a short distance.
Post race
Event comments:

This was my first race since spraining my ankle in January, so I decided to start with an easy sprint. The race felt good, and I was happy to see that I can still perform at a high level after the injury.

Last updated: 2014-09-29 12:00 AM
00:12:54 | 750 meters | 01m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 8/25
Overall: 89/330
Performance: Average
Course: Rectangular
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 71F / 22C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:40
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:42:45 | 16 miles | 22.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/25
Overall: 51/330
Performance: Good
Course: Lollipop shaped course.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 01:11
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:26 | 05 kms | 04m 17s  min/km
Age Group: 3/25
Overall: 67/330
Performance: Good
Course: Single loop.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2014-09-29 7:59 PM

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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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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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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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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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