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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
United States
Elizabethtown Dolphins Sprint Triathlon
Total Time = 1h 27m 16s
Overall Rank = 70/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 16/17
Pre-race routine:

First triathlon of my life, so I just showed up, set up transition, and tried to keep my nerves down.
Event warmup:

Was able to get a warm up swim in the 50 meter pool. Did one lap and called it a morning.
  • 09m 39s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 25s / 100 meters

This was my first swim in a 50 meter pool, as well as in a race, so I was happy to get through with no huge mistakes. The nerves of race day seemed to gas me out shortly after starting, so I learned a bit from that. The lanes got a bit crowded, and I was proud of the way I navigated the bodies.
What would you do differently?:

More swim practice, try and keep my pace and heart rate and nerves down at the beginning.
Transition 1
  • 02m 13s

Pretty straight forward transition
What would you do differently?:

  • 47m 31s
  • 13 miles
  • 16.42 mile/hr

I am not a strong cyclist, and this was a hilly course. Took me a while to get my breathing and heart rate down. Not real comfortable drinking on the bike, so that didn't help.
What would you do differently?:

More miles and saddle time needed.
Transition 2
  • 00m 45s

I felt like this was a pretty quick transition. Just learning as I go.
What would you do differently?:

  • 27m 6s
  • 3 miles
  • 09m 02s  min/mile

I was gassed for this run, but I pushed through. At this point it was all about finishing without stopping and learning.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Just walking around the lot, drinking and eating.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of experience. More bike fitness would have lent to a stronger run.

Event comments:

This race is in my hometown at a place I used to hang out as a kid, so it's close to my heart. I really enjoyed the distances as a first triathlon, and everyone helping out was helpful. The swim start was a bit confusing, because the guys I stood in line next to had listed swim times several minutes slower than me, so I wondered how I was put near the back. Overall everything ran smoothly and I was happy to have been there.

Last updated: 2016-06-14 12:00 AM
00:09:39 | 400 meters | 02m 25s / 100meters
Age Group: 14/17
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: This was an Olympic size 50 meter pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Bad
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:13
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:47:31 | 13 miles | 16.42 mile/hr
Age Group: 15/17
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Out and back
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:27:06 | 03 miles | 09m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 14/17
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: Weaving backroads, the course was a little confusing.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2016-06-14 11:42 AM

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author : Amy Kuitse
comments : 0
Are these races too close together to give me any sort of recovery? Will I be spent and unhappy racing back to back weekends and then again two weeks after that?
date : September 8, 2008
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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.
date : April 1, 2008
author : trvw
comments : 0
The challenge? The accomplishment? I want to do this because it is an opportunity to live life. The event is an indoor sprint triathlon. I get to experience the challenge on a safer scale.
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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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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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I couldn't believe that my splits kept getting lower! I started to run harder after I passed the "5 km" sign and picked a few people that I wanted to pass.
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