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Smithfield Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Smithfield, Virginia
United States
71F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 15m
Overall Rank = 211/286
Age Group = 30-35
Age Group Rank = 20/21
  • 07m 21s
  • 328 yards
  • 02m 14s / 100 yards

My swimming needs some work.. i my join a tri club to help will swimming
What would you do differently?:

I would spent more time on swim technique.
Transition 1
  • 02m 2s

i was really winded from the swim. i was very indecisive about wearing socks or not. I felt i took to long
What would you do differently?:

I would practice the transition.. i would have my mind made up about socks, jersey, etc
  • 35m 25s
  • 10 miles
  • 16.94 mile/hr

the switch from the swim to bike was very challenging. i need to work on cadence
What would you do differently?:

my training on the bike needs to increase and add some hills..
Transition 2
  • 01m 47s

this transition felt somewhat easier because i was breathing better
What would you do differently?:

pick up the pace exiting the bike..
  • 30m 2s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 40s  min/mile

during the run i was pretty relaxed.. my legs took about a half mile to loosen for the bike ride.
What would you do differently?:

I would have picked up the pace a little earlier. i held back, because going back to the finish line was uphill.
Post race
Warm down:

i did some stretching.. and i took a cool shower when i got home

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of knowledge in race preperation... psyched myself out

Event comments:

it was my first race... didn't have to many expectations... the coordination of the race was great.. it was a good time... this is a race i will continue to do

Last updated: 2007-03-28 12:00 AM
00:07:21 | 328 yards | 02m 14s / 100yards
Age Group: 21/21
Overall: 142/286
Performance: Below average
Suit: none
Course: the swim was in a pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Shot
Water temp: 84F / 29C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:02
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:35:25 | 10 miles | 16.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/21
Overall: 133/286
Performance: Average
heart rate was up pretty high.
Wind: Some
Course: the course hilly and full of curves. the final hill was a killer,
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:47
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:30:02 | 03.11 miles | 09m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/21
Overall: 149/286
Performance: Below average
i felt pretty relaxed in the run... HR was about normal
Course: there was some hills throughout the course.. the beginning of the run was pretty much downhill (gradual grade changes)
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 5

2007-03-28 7:26 PM

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Woodbridge , Virginia
Subject: Smithfield Sprint Triathlon
this was a very good tri

Edited by momo 2007-03-28 7:38 PM

2007-03-29 6:25 AM
in reply to: #741002

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Out running or enjoying a fine glass of red...
Subject: RE: Smithfield Sprint Triathlon
Congratulations on your 1st tri! Smithfield was my first too.

I have no expertise, but I'm guessing your transitions will be faster now that you know what to expect. (I spent most of the time waiting for my swim start watching everyone else do T1 and T2 - I was psyched out about them too.)

2007-03-29 12:16 PM
in reply to: #741002

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Atlanta, Ga
Subject: RE: Smithfield Sprint Triathlon

Rockin the Smithfield Tri!  Great job man.  It's all about the learning curve.  No need to psych yourself out, it's a long season. 

Remember that no decision made on Race day is a wrong one.  Unless it's to quit.  That's not allowed.  :P

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