General Discussion Race Reports! » Happy Valley Sprint Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Happy Valley Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon


View Member's Race Log View other race reports
State College, Pennsylvania
United States
YMCA Of Centre County
80F / 27C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 38m 30s
Overall Rank = 92/142
Age Group = F40-49
Age Group Rank = 10/15
Pre-race routine:

We stayed at a hotel in Williamsport so we got up pretty early and drove to State College. I ate my bagel in the car. Leslie knew exactly what she was doing so we zipped right into town and parked in the garage near the pool. We walked over to packet pickup and then came back for the bikes. Set up transition and had plenty of time to spare to hit the restroom and relax a little bit before the pre-meet meeting.
Event warmup:

Not much. I did get in a swim part way down the lane and back just to get the feel for the pool.
Swim
  • 16m 32s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 12s / 100 meters
Comments:

I had a great swim - loved the long course pool. I passed one guy twice, but otherwise barely noticed any other swimmers.
What would you do differently?:

Not much - I was VERY pleased with this swim.
Transition 1
  • 01m 4s
Comments:

I didn't hurry here. I knew my time wasn't going to be spectacular and wasn't sure how the ankle would hold up. Was pleasantly surprised to see the time was as low as it was.
What would you do differently?:

Not much given the circumstances. Had I been in better shape, I probably would've hurried more.
Bike
  • 47m 54s
  • 12.42 miles
  • 15.56 mile/hr
Comments:

This was an OK bike - wasn't pushing too hard.
What would you do differently?:

Bike more!
Transition 2
  • 01m 51s
Comments:

Wasn't hurrying much here either. Did OK - was a little thrown off because somebody else's bike was in Leslie's spot. Weird...
What would you do differently?:

Again same as T1, I wouldn't have done much differently under these circumstances. Had I been in better shape, I probably would've hurried more.
Run
  • 31m 7s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 01s  min/mile
Comments:

I knew I was going to struggle here, but it didn't end up being as bad as I thought. I just kept telling myself to run to the first mile, then it was just run to the water stop, then the turn around, and before I knew it, I was done! Was far from fast, but this was the furthest I had run in quite a while.
What would you do differently?:

Run more!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around a little and then went back out to the road to watch for Leslie.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Injury and lack of training It was good for me to get out an do something though. Hopefully this will motivate me to get back to training more.

Event comments:

This was a fun, low key race, and I loved the pool swim. It would be a good one for someone just getting into triathlons.




Last updated: 2016-07-18 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:16:32 | 750 meters | 02m 12s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/15
Overall: 64/142
Performance: Good
Was 14:53 out of the water - additional time was for hobbling to T1
Suit:
Course: Long course pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 01:04
Performance:
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:47:54 | 12.42 miles | 15.56 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/15
Overall: 95/142
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Out and back from campus. Rolling hills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:51
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
Running
00:31:07 | 03.11 miles | 10m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/15
Overall: 111/142
Performance: Below average
Course: Ran out into a non-shaded area on fresh pavement. This would've been HOT if the sun had been blazing
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
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

{postbutton}
2016-08-26 10:11 AM

User image

Veteran
221
100100
Subject: Happy Valley Sprint Triathlon
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
{postbutton}
General Discussion Race Reports! » Happy Valley Sprint Triathlon Rss Feed  
RELATED POSTS

Happy Valley Sprint Tri

Started by runnerg1rl7
Views: 1007 Posts: 3

2013-07-10 6:46 AM jldicarlo

Happy Valley Sprint Tri

Started by jfdjrr
Views: 1165 Posts: 1

2009-07-06 9:13 AM jfdjrr

Happy Valley Sprint Triathlon

Started by PSUguru
Views: 1755 Posts: 4

2009-07-06 8:06 PM QueenZipp

Happy Valley Sprint Tri

Started by drp5063
Views: 1001 Posts: 1

2009-07-05 4:49 PM drp5063

Happy Valley Sprint Tri

Started by joebollinger
Views: 1257 Posts: 1

2008-07-25 3:26 PM joebollinger
RELATED ARTICLES
date : September 2, 2010
author : Coach AJ
comments : 1
Discussion on rest and on being happy with your performance.
 
date : September 8, 2008
author : pjwalzphd
comments : 2
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 11, 2007
author : Terese Luikens
comments : 1
Have a goal when you get into the water. If your purpose is distance, then set your pace for endurance. If your objective is speed, then incorporate drills.
 
date : October 30, 2005
author : smeeko
comments : 0
If you are able to honestly look at your routine and find the balance, you will be a happier person and a happier athlete as well.
date : August 29, 2004
author : Ron
comments : 1
Program outline of the 16 and 20 week sprint triathlon training plan overviews.