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Wet Dog Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Decatur, Alabama
United States
Decatur Jaycees
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 01m 37s
Overall Rank = 16/122
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 2/9
Pre-race routine:

Masaman chicken and white rice from Surin for dinner. Half a banana and ~4 oz of skratch green tea.
Event warmup:

No warmup. Should have swam a little to prevent slight panic moment at beginning of swim.
  • 08m 20s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 05s / 100 meters

Slight panic moment at beginning, couldn't get rhythm. Focused on breathing and relaxing, then by 50m mark was able to swim smooth. 2nd half was smooth, worked on keeping my head down and sighting every 2nd or 3rd breath.
What would you do differently?:

Try some warmup swimming before start to get over the panicky moment.
Transition 1
  • 01m 6s

First time trying a running mount with shoes attached to bike, was successful. Best T1 yet.
What would you do differently?:

Did not put on gloves for this short race, might need to practice getting gloves on quickly.
  • 26m 18s
  • 15 kms
  • 34.22 km/hr

Went a little too hard at the beginning, had some stomach cramps so didn't drink as much as I should have. Slowed down a little for second half to prepare for run.
What would you do differently?:

Drink a little more and not go out so fast.
Transition 2
  • 00m 37s

Fastest transition ever, 5th fastest T2 overall. Setup shoes perfectly. Helmet off and hat on, wiped socks off briefly on towel then slipped shoes on. Forgot to take gummy container out of pocket so had to ditch it at the beginning of run.
What would you do differently?:

Wait a little longer to get out of shoes on bike, had to ride a little more than necessary with feet on top of shoes. Make sure pockets are empty.
  • 25m 18s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 04s  min/km

Had some stomach cramping in second mile, so slowed down a bit to recover. Allowed me to have fast 3rd mile.
What would you do differently?:

Make use of the water stations a little better. Review the course map prior to race to ensure I know the course turns in case there aren't enough volunteers.
Post race
Warm down:


What limited your ability to perform faster:

Some stomach cramping on bike and run. Slight panic at beginning of swim.

Event comments:

This tri did not run last year (2017), so this year felt a little like they were starting over. They did not have enough volunteers this time to cover the entire bike and run courses some of the turns and intersections could have been missed. Also, for some reason, the awards ceremony started about 20 minutes later than it should have. Overall though it was pretty well organized and I'm glad Wet Dog is back. It is a fun, flat sprint with a calm open water swim that is great for introducing people to triathlon.

Last updated: 2018-05-19 12:00 AM
00:08:20 | 400 meters | 02m 05s / 100meters
Age Group: 4/9
Overall: 27/122
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri shorts and skratch singlet
Course: Open water out and back in swimming area of Point Mallard Water Park, Tennessee River.
Start type: Wade Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:06
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:26:18 | 15 kms | 34.22 km/hr
Age Group: 2/9
Overall: 17/122
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Flat out and back. Some gravel on parts of the road, some bumps and potholes.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:18 | 05 kms | 05m 04s  min/km
Age Group: 4/9
Overall: 20/122
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back, half on gravel. Not enough volunteers to cover each course turn, but the turns were marked well.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2018-05-19 8:49 PM


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