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Reston Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Reston, Virginia
United States
Setup Events, Inc.
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 17m 43s
Overall Rank = 56/130
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 8/19
Pre-race routine:

Son woke me up at 2:30, had a tough time sleeping after that, up for good at 5:30 bagel, peanut butter, banana, coffee. Got to race about 6:30, too early but nice to chat with people and try to figure out what was going on as this was my first race ever.
Event warmup:

  • 08m 54s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 13s / 100 meters

Was very aware of not trying to get out too fast, given it was my first race and was very nervous and did not want the nervous energy to tire me out. So, concentrated on swimming smooth and did well for me, passed a few people and got out pool not exhausted. Water was cold but did not effect me except for freezing before actual start.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe try to pick up pace a little.
Transition 1
  • 03m 6s

I dont know what happened here. I felt fine, I guess I must have passed out or had breakfast or started a fire or something. Did not feel slow just was.Maybe took too much time drying off and putting socks and shoes on. First race so I just think I was not aware of time.
What would you do differently?:

Need to be more aware of time and just get done with everything quicker.
  • 37m 46s
  • 12 miles
  • 19.06 mile/hr

I liked the course, last time up the big hill I could really feel the legs burning. So the last half mile or so took it a little easier trying to get legs ready for run. Had an energy gel during last half mile to get ready for run. Was pretty worried about dead legs on run so did not push as hard as should of. With more training could probably go faster. Have only had road bike for 3 weeks still getting used to it. Again for first race was happy.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe push a little harder, get clipless pedals.

Transition 2
  • 01m 24s

I already had running shoes on so not an issue, could still probably do this a bit faster. Quickly stopped for some water, said Hi to wife and son.
What would you do differently?:

Pick up pace a touch.
  • 26m 34s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 32s  min/mile

Other than rubber legs for first few hundred yards settled in pretty well. Again very aware of trying to not start too fast with idea in back of mind that I would pick up pace after 15 minutes. With about 3/4 mile to go got a really bad cramp in side plus at that point course was pretty much straight up hill. Pushed as hard as I could given up hill and cramp. Overall pretty happy.
What would you do differently?:

Not get a cramp, train on more hills.
Post race
Warm down:

Had a couple of waters and an banana. Hung out for awhile with wife and son. Played with son in the dirt on the baseball field.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Don't know. Lack of experience maybe, lack of training.

Event comments:

Dont have any comparisons but seemed very well run. Had a little trouble figuring out run course a couple of times. Overall, I had fun and would do it again.

Last updated: 2007-05-21 12:00 AM
00:08:54 | 400 meters | 02m 13s / 100meters
Age Group: 12/19
Overall: 75/130
Performance: Good
Suit: Tri Suit /Zoot
Course: 8 lane snake 50m
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:06
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:37:46 | 12 miles | 19.06 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/19
Overall: 65/130
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Nice course, one big hill going up. One bad turn from Reston Pkwy onto Wiele, have a lot of speed and have to slow way down.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:24
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:34 | 03.11 miles | 08m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/19
Overall: 51/130
Performance: Average
Course: More hilly than I train. Seemed like last mile was all up hill.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2007-05-21 8:26 AM

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