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Mountain Lakes Triathlon - Sprint - Triathlon

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Guntersville, Alabama
United States
Team Magic
85F / 29C
Total Time = 1h 19m 55s
Overall Rank = 26/264
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 3/21
Pre-race routine:

Up at 3:30, ate my oatmeal, got in the car for the 2:20 drive. Had a banana an hour before getting there.
Event warmup:

Rode the 1/4 mile from the parking lot to the TZ. Got everything set up and then swam 100m or so.
  • 09m 47s
  • 600 meters
  • 01m 38s / 100 meters

Race was delayed by 90 min due to a storm, and then they said no Oly, so everyone was a sprint. It was no longer seeded by times, so it was a free for all. That being said, I felt like it was a great swim. I navigated great, kept it comfortably hard, but never redlined, made it through a lot of traffic. I was thrilled until I looked at my watch. It was 1:15 slower than when I race d here 2 yrs ago, but everyone was slow. Rain/wind must've shifted bouys, becasue my time from last time would've been the 3rd fastest today. I'm still pleased with it
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 01m 21s

Went OK. I was able to run all the way to T1. Everything was soaked, but got shoes/helmet/glasses on quickly and got out fairly well. Couldn't get clipped in to start, but was already on the bike by then.
What would you do differently?:

nothing. 3rd ffastest T1 in AG, and 10th fastest overall
  • 43m 39s
  • 16.2 miles
  • 22.27 mile/hr

Great ride, too. Damn power meter wasn't working. It worked while riding in from the parking lot, but not during the race. Had speedometer, but no power. It was 3sec slower than last time, but I was pleased. Only passed by 2 people the whole way, and I passed a ton adn felt great. The last 2 miles coming back into the wind was tough, but kept it steady and was pleased wiht the ride.
What would you do differently?:

check PM again
Transition 2
  • 01m 9s

Took a few exrtra seconds to sit down and put on socks, so wasted ~10 more sec, but otherwise it was fine. Grabbed hat, belt, and was gone.
What would you do differently?:

  • 23m 57s
  • 3 kms
  • 07m 59s  min/km

Run was average at best. I was hoping to run 22:30. Came out wiht HR spiking and really had to slow for a bit at the first water stop. Knee bohtered me a little, not too bad. It was humid and hot, and couldn't really push dur to HR. Walked at water stops, but ran the whole last mile, just couldn't find any speed. Still came in just under 8min pace, so not terrible, but the extra 90 sec woud've bumped me up 6 places, and an extra 2 min would've won the AG.
What would you do differently?:

Run more. Damn knee has been killing me, so I had done zero running in 2 weeks. Can't be too upset with this performance due to the lack of training, but II still like to think I can occasionally run fast.
Post race
Warm down:

stood around for a few minutes, talked to some other racers, grabed some food, my gear, and drove home

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of run training

Event comments:

RD did a great job of communicating about weather delays. I was glad to delay and start late than just cancel the entire race, which they were considering. Once it started, everything was great. Pplenty of volunteers, good post race spread, great venue.

Last updated: 2022-07-11 12:00 AM
00:09:47 | 600 meters | 01m 38s / 100meters
Age Group: 2/21
Overall: 14/264
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: rectangle in a lake
Start type: Run Plus: Time Trial
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:21
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:43:39 | 16.2 miles | 22.27 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/21
Overall: 0/264
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: rectangle around the lake
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:09
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:23:57 | 03 kms | 07m 59s  min/km
Age Group: 6/21
Overall: 0/264
Performance: Average
Miles were 7:47, 8:12, 7:59
Course: out and back on a shaded bike path
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2022-07-11 3:06 PM

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