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Riverbluff Triathlon - Sprint - Triathlon

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Ashland City, Tennessee
United States
Above the Fold Events
73F / 23C
Total Time = 1h 36m 30s
Overall Rank = 159/236
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 15/17
Pre-race routine:

Ate granola bar and drank bottled water on my way to Ashland City
Event warmup:

Ran 1/2 mile before the race
  • 13m 6s
  • 608 yards
  • 02m 09s / 100 yards

Felt really good on the swim, stayed out to the side and back of the group so not to get caught up. I could have done a little better job going cross river, especially on third leg I was way off line and had to come back to the buoy.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 03m 35s

Felt like I have gotten better at T1. T1 was a decent distance from swim exit, so just tried to get there without sprinting. Having trisuit (2 piece) helped not having to put on shirt or peel wetsuit.
  • 47m 4s
  • 14.23 miles
  • 18.14 mile/hr

I really like this bike course. I felt really comfortable on this course after having done the race last year. 18 mph is my fastest pace so far so I was happy with that.
Transition 2
  • 01m 51s

I did alright in T2. Tried to gather myself a bit and grab some oranges on the move on the way out.
  • 30m 53s
  • 3.01 miles
  • 10m 16s  min/mile

I felt pretty good on the run course. I was starting to get a bit hot, but managed to finish fairly strong before it got too hot.
What would you do differently?:

Longer runs and continue to do a sprint day a week to decrease times.
Post race
Warm down:

Nothing much, just walked around a bit to cool down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing on this day.

Event comments:

Huge fan of Riverbluff. I felt great this year and ended up taking 20 minutes off my time from the previous year. Joe and his folks at Above the Fold Events do an incredible job of hosting events. All pre-race communication is excellent. There were plenty of post-race activities and nutrition provided. I will continue to race with Above the Fold Events as often as I can.

Last updated: 2019-08-12 12:00 AM
00:13:06 | 608 yards | 02m 09s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/17
Overall: 0/236
Performance: Good
Suit: Trisuit
Course: 4 corners box, cross river, down river, cross and then back up river
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:35
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:47:04 | 14.23 miles | 18.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 14/17
Overall: 0/236
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: This course is very fast. Really only one hill climb on the way out, steady climb though, and flat most of the rest of the way. This is my favorite bike course of the races I have done.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 81
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:51
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:53 | 03.01 miles | 10m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 15/17
Overall: 0/236
Performance: Good
Course: Very nice start as we got to run on trails though the shade. Once off the trails we joined the road where the course had historically been. Fairly flat run course with good options for water/ Gatorade.
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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2019-08-12 12:28 PM

Nashville, Tennessee
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