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Smithfield, Virginia
United States
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Total Time = 1h 00m 58s
Overall Rank = 99/521
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 6/18
  • 04m 58s
  • 300 meters
  • 01m 40s / 100 meters

Started fast, maybe a little too fast. By the 3rd land I had to open turn. In the 4th lane I got passed by the guy who started behind me. Drafted him well, then on his next flip turn my thumb got caught in the back of his unzipped trisuit.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 13s

Transition was a muddy mess and it was raining hard. Took a little more time because bike shoes were under my towel.
  • 29m 35s
  • 10 miles
  • 20.28 mile/hr

Had some strong headwinds on the way out. Got stuck behind a care that needed to pass some cyclist, but had oncoming traffic Lots of standing water on the course and it rained pretty hard the entire time. Some serious tailwind on the way back in.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 32s

Good flying dismount, but transition was even worse, so had to carry my bike. All my run gear was in a plastic bag, so it took me some time and I sat down to get shoes on so I could keep my feet clean.
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 42s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 54s  min/mile

Started out tip toeing through the mud. Once I got out onto the road, got into my groove and felt okay. Wasn't really paying attention to the watch/pace. Butt felt tight, but didn't really keep me from running hard. Was able to pick it up a little each mile, so clearly need to do more bricks.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Ran over to watch Ashlee finish her swim and head out on the bike. Then over to watch Elisha and Becky finish their races.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Rain, mud, bad off-season.

Event comments:

Plenty of volunteers despite the rain.Wish they'd have water at mile 1 & 2 vs. just at the turn around.

Last updated: 2016-03-14 12:00 AM
00:04:58 | 300 meters | 01m 40s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/18
Overall: 98/521
Performance: Good
Course: Pool swim
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:13
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:29:35 | 10 miles | 20.28 mile/hr
Age Group: 6/18
Overall: 89/521
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence: 99
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:32
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:23:42 | 03 miles | 07m 54s  min/mile
Age Group: 9/18
Overall: 141/521
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2016-04-04 1:19 PM

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Subject: Smithfield Sprint Triathlon

2016-04-05 7:29 AM
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Subject: RE: Smithfield Sprint Triathlon
For the past 4 years I stressed the need for water at mile 1 on the race survey.
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