General Discussion Race Reports! » 8th Army Triathlon Championship Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

8th Army Triathlon Championship - TriathlonSprint

View Member's Race Log
Camp Casey,
South Korea
US Army
77F / 25C
Total Time = 1h 19m 12s
Overall Rank = ?/36
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/?
Event warmup:

stretching and light jogging.
  • 11m 41s
  • 437 yards
  • 02m 40s / 100 yards

As I just learned to swim I was one of the slowest swimmers, 2nd to last in my wave. Still, it was the fastest that I have ever swam 400 meters before. I was exhausted when I exited the pool and almost tripped on the short run to T1.
What would you do differently?:

Swim more and concentrate on breathing better.
Transition 1
  • 03m 19s

I had an awful time getting into my cycling jersey. I ran out of the pool and over to T1. Quickly toweled off and tried to get my jersey on. It is a very tight fitting jersey and it got stuck halfway on over my head and would not slip the rest of the way on. Actually kind of funny if it was not so painful. Managed to get it off, then dry off and then get into jersey. Then I dried my feet and got into my shoes. Thenoff onto the bike.
What would you do differently?:

If it was another pool swim I would get a tri shirt that I could swim with and then I would not have to worry about getting into my jersey. Easily lost over 1:30 minutes on this facet.
  • 40m
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.64 mile/hr

Felt really good. My clipless pedals have not arrived yet so I had to ride in plain old platform pedals and running shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe could have gone a hair harder, but not much. Would have liked my clipless pedals and some aero-bars.
Transition 2
  • 00m 30s

Just had to park the bike and start running as I already was in my running shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing if I was having to race in my platform pedals again.
  • 24m 12s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

Legs flet like rubber for the first mile and then it was like they "clicked" or seomthing and felt perfect. I was slow the first mile but then was able to go pretty good for me. This was the first time in my life that I had ever run after cycling.
What would you do differently?:

Practice coming up to pace and familiarize myself with the whole bike-to-run transition.
Post race
Warm down:

Wondered around and spoke with fellow racers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor swimming for one. Put an amazing amount of eneregy into the swim. Also T1 was a disaster.

Event comments:

Great first race. Was not too worried about T1 as I knew I would have a lot to learn in this race. Also, I know I have a lot of work to do in the pool so that was not too discouraging. Had a great time and cannot believe how hard but awesome it is to do Triathlons! Can't wait until the next one!

Last updated: 2007-07-21 12:00 AM
00:11:41 | 437 yards | 02m 40s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/?
Overall: 0/36
Performance: Average
Suit: No wetsuits allowed
Course: 50 meter outdoor pool
Start type: Inside Pool Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:19
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
00:40:00 | 12.43 miles | 18.64 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/?
Overall: 0/36
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Out and back with little extra loop. Some rolling hills but no major climbs.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:12 | 03.11 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/?
Overall: 0/36
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat out and back.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
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? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-07-22 12:00 AM

User image

Ft Gordon, GA
Subject: 8th Army Triathlon Championship
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » 8th Army Triathlon Championship Rss Feed