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Richmond Tri Club Sprint Triathlon - Triathlon

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Richmond, Virginia
United States
Kinetic Multisport
Total Time = 1h 02m 7s
Overall Rank = 15/337
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 1/21
Pre-race routine:

3 a.m. alarm
3:55 departure
4:05 pick up Marc
5:30 arrival (Iron Bridge Road)
6:30 transition closes
7:00 start
7:06 in the water with my wave (#93)
  • 06m 55s
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 44s / 100 meters

2nd of 10 around the first buoy. Nobody passed me the rest of the way. Passed 6-10 before the finish. Fortunate to pass in the straigthts and find plenty of open water.

6:50 seed time.
Transition 1
  • 00m 53s

Forgot to set bike into lower gear. Got lucky that it was in a mid gear.

Left rubber band broke before I could get foot in. Had a hard time getting my foot in after that as I climbed the first hill. Should've stood on my shoe until I got up the hill and then dealt with it on the descent. Lost time there.

Other than that I was quick. Pushed the run from the pool to the bike. Good idea.
  • 31m 58s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 23.46 mile/hr

Passed 40 or 50 people, but even so it felt sporadic because there were few ahead of me coming out of swim.

275 watt average

was 20 seconds faster in 2017
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

Great flying dismount at the line. Stuck the landing.

Sat down to put on shoes. So be it. Could NOT get my belt clipped. Eventually stopped fully AFTER crossing T2 line to figure it out. Belt buckle was upside down on one side so that it didn't match and wouldn't go. Ugh. Cost me 10 seconds.
  • 21m 25s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 06m 53s  min/mile

Was at 6:30 pace down the first hill so slowed up knowing it was adrenaline-fueled. Was at a comfortable 7:05 after first mile when John Turner (age 45) passed me. Knew I had time on him on the clock, but wasn't sure if it was 30 seconds or a minute, so I ran hard to keep pace. Maintained pace with him through second mile and was at 6:55 average at mile 2 when he started to pull away. Kept visual connection and maintained 15-second gap. Kicked hard after final turn. Beat him.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

First time using my new watch. I tested the functions prior, but for whatever reason it didn't work after my swim... it was off sequence or something. Couldn't tell because I couldn't see it with my eyes. Had my bike computer going so didn't worry about it. Fortunately it timed out and reset before my run, so I just started it again to record my run. Cost me a couple of seconds. No idea what happened. Operator error, no doubt.

Event comments:

Always one of my favorite races every year. Always start my season at the RTC and it's always fast! Good race support. Enthusiastic volunteers and race announcer. Good food and free massage after the race.

Last updated: 2018-04-29 12:00 AM
00:06:55 | 400 meters | 01m 44s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/21
Overall: 42/337
Performance: Average
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:53
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:31:58 | 12.5 miles | 23.46 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/21
Overall: 12/337
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: This is a fast track that's more or less flat. The road on the bike side of the loop is starting to erode badly in some places. Returning east directly into the sun it was hard to see some of the holes with the intense glare (view from above sunglasses, below brim of helmet). Didn't hit any, but I had to focus on that.
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:59
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:21:25 | 03.11 miles | 06m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/21
Overall: 37/337
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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] 5

2018-04-29 2:27 PM

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