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Reston Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Reston, Virginia
United States
Setup Events, Inc.
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 10m 48s
Overall Rank = 28/130
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 3/13
Pre-race routine:

I decided to eat light in the morning as I felt sick during my last tri. I had low fat lemon cake, nuts and gatorade before the event. I woke up at 3:30 AM and could not fall back to sleep again....a little too pumped up for the race!
Event warmup:

Light stretching on everything except my calf. I thoroughly stretched and had my calf massaged before I started the swim.
  • 05m 27s
  • 437 yards
  • 01m 15s / 100 yards

Being that the swim is the only event I am decent at, I was a little worried as I noticed their was 29 people with faster times than me based upon their estimates. I hit my estimated time almost exactly and fought through passing numerous people. I definitely should have put in a more aggressive time as everyone else obviously did. One guy put his estimated time at 1:10 and did side stroke down the middle of the lane the entire time at a 2:00 per hundred pace.
What would you do differently?:

Put in a more aggressive overall time. I missed first place by 2 seconds as I fought through passing people.
Transition 1
  • 02m 17s

T1 was going great until I tried to jump on the bike, missed and wiped it right in front of my girlfriend and friends that came to support me = awesome. At least I could provide comic relief and no pictures were snapped!

I am still not sure how the leaders get out of T1 in half the time I do....this T1 went about as well as it could for me.
What would you do differently?:

Have more cordination.
  • 37m 30s
  • 11.7 miles
  • 18.72 mile/hr

I was pretty happy with my bike. This was my first time in aerobars and my calf which I was worried about felt fine the entire bike. I did well on the straightaways but got crushed on the hills. I am improving on the bike but still need a ton of work.
What would you do differently?:

Not much - went about as well as it could - calf felt fine, no accidents and a decent speed.
Transition 2
  • 01m 13s

Thsi went fine and was a good time for me.
What would you do differently?:

  • 24m 24s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 51s  min/mile

I was really worried going into the run about my calf as running is the one thing that I was told would be painful and could reinjure the calf. I took it out a little easy, gained some confindence and built the next 1 mile. Around mile 2 I started to feel a little twinge in the muscle. At mile 2.5 I felt much better and somewhat refreshed and finished up strong.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. Time was great for me and calf made it though feeling pretty good.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked a bit, drank gatorade, got my calf massaged

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I have only been seriously traing for the last month and need more work. I could not do anything this past week as I messed up my calf muscle pretty good.

Last updated: 2007-02-06 12:00 AM
00:05:27 | 437 yards | 01m 15s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/13
Overall: 2/130
Performance: Average
Suit: sleeveless wetsuit
Course: This was a 8 lane 50 meter course
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 70F / 21C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 02:17
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:37:30 | 11.7 miles | 18.72 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/13
Overall: 58/130
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: 3 laps - large tough hill at the end of each lap (baron cameron to reston parkway)
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:13
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:24 | 03.11 miles | 07m 51s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/13
Overall: 23/130
Course: Slightly rolling all on paved trail in Reston
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %1.7
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-05-20 10:09 PM

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Reston, VA
Subject: Reston Sprint Triathlon

2007-05-21 7:30 AM
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King George, VA
Subject: RE: Reston Sprint Triathlon

Holy crap, that's a fast swim!  God job!


2007-05-21 8:51 AM
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Northern Virginia
Subject: RE: Reston Sprint Triathlon
great race! hope the calf heals up so you can get back out there.

note to self: pm docswim24 if i need a swim relay team member...
2007-05-21 11:07 AM
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Sneaky Slow
Herndon, VA,
Subject: RE: Reston Sprint Triathlon
Awesome race... everything's relative I know, but I wouldn't say that the swim is the only thing you do well at.  I saw the person doing side stroke you mentioned... I remember thinking to myself, "what is someone with that low of a bib # doing sidestroke for?"
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