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Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Centreville, Virginia
United States
Fins Wheels Feet Racing
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 35m 12s
Overall Rank = 291/353
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 14/25
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:10. Had a cup of coffee and a bagel with peanut butter and jelly. Looked outside - it was raining and I had put my bike on the car last night. Left the house at about 4:55.
Event warmup:

Racked my bike. Got an excellent location the first rack before the bike mount.
  • 05m 45s
  • 250 meters
  • 02m 18s / 100 meters

This was an outdoor pool snake swim. I seeded myself a bit too far back. I passed 3 swimmers and could have gone faster if I had been further up. I was happy with my swim.
What would you do differently?:

I'm not sure if I put in a too slow time or others put in too fast.
Transition 1
  • 02m 59s

It was really cold when I hit the air after the swim. I put on a long sleeve tshirt for the bike. Also I went without socks on bike for the first time in a race. Grabbed two shot blocks.
What would you do differently?:

Could have been faster but I was so cold.
  • 49m 26s
  • 12 miles
  • 14.57 mile/hr

I was really slow on the bike. I used aerobars for the first time and that went well. I felt strong the entire time. I drank a small bike bottle of Gatorade on the bike course.
What would you do differently?:

I got passed by a lot of people, so I just need to get my butt moving.
Transition 2
  • 02m 57s

Had a little trouble racking my bike.The slots were narrow and I couldn't get my bike to stand properly. Put my socks on in T2 and my feet were very happy about that. Grabbed 2 shot blocks.
What would you do differently?:

May be I should have but my rear wheel in like I racked in the beginning, but i would have had to swing my bike around. I think it was just bad luck with the rack.
  • 34m 4s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 10m 57s  min/mile

My feet were so cold getting off the bike I could not even feel them as I ran. I took more than two miles for me to feel my feet. I got passed alot in the run.
What would you do differently?:

Once again I just have to move my butt.
Post race
Warm down:

Nice finishers medal at the end.
Grabbed a bagel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm just slow.

Event comments:

The race was very well organized. It was cold and windy which made standing in line on the pool deck a drag, but a good event.

Last updated: 2007-04-30 12:00 AM
00:05:45 | 250 meters | 02m 18s / 100meters
Age Group: 6/25
Overall: 189/353
Performance: Good
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 65F / 18C Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:59
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:49:26 | 12 miles | 14.57 mile/hr
Age Group: 18/25
Overall: 279/353
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: Double loop through neighborhoods. Some rolling hills.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:57
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Below average
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:34:04 | 03.11 miles | 10m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 19/25
Overall: 313/353
Performance: Average
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-05-14 10:53 AM

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Falls Church, VA
Subject: Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon

2007-05-14 11:02 AM
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Cycling Guru
Fulton, MD
Subject: RE: Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon

Yeah, my piggies were frozen as well.  Made me not realize there were some small rocks in my running shoes from the run in on the asphalt!

Congrats on the finish and making it through the hectic swim mess!

2007-05-14 4:48 PM
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Subject: RE: Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon
Hey nice race Nipper!!!  Now wasn't that more fun than going on some exotic vacation?
2007-05-14 7:59 PM
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Falls Church, VA
Subject: RE: Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon
hmmm...more fun? Don't know if I'd go THAT far.
2007-05-14 8:09 PM
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Falls Church, Virginia
Subject: RE: Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon
Nice race. I was freezing on the pool deck, but then didn't notice the cold. Then again, I was cold enough before I hit the water to last me a lifetime.
2007-05-17 2:35 PM
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Subject: RE: Virginia Run Sprint Triathlon
Hey! Great job! I think I missed your race becuase I was out of town!  Great job! It's no fun racing when it is cold and rainy, so good for you for just getting out there and doing it!!!  Sounds like you kept plugging along despite the conditions!  Good for you!!!

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