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Luray Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Luray, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 37m 53s
Overall Rank = 56/199
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 4/25
Pre-race routine:

Woke up and went to breakfast ath the hotel. I had a Belgian waffle and two for me. Took photos with the giant fiberglass statue of Johnny Appleseed outside the restaurant.
Event warmup:

Swam a bit. I was shocked to learn that overnight the water had gone from 83 degrees to 76 according to the USAT officials, and I had decided not to bring my wetsuit. THere's a lesson in that for sure.
  • 17m 40s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 09s / 100 yards

The swim was a complete clusterf**k for me. I got in the middle of the back behind some folks who swam worse than me and I could not get around them. I swam over people (a first for me) I got pawed, elbowed, kicked, and swallowed some water. I was not a happy camper in the water.
What would you do differently?:

Position myself to the outside of the pack and more toward the front, I can swim faster than mytime shows.
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s

T1 went prety well, my shoes were a little sticky going onto my feet and it took me longer than I would have liked to get up to speed, Still I had the second fastest T1 in my AG, so I really shouldn't complain
What would you do differently?:

In retrospect, not much.
  • 52m 55s
  • 16 miles
  • 18.14 mile/hr

The course is mis-measured. I had 17.5 miles both in my car and on the bike computer. I passed about 100 people and only got passed by one guy. A guy on a blace cervelo with a flapping blue jersey. We went back and forth about 3-4 times on the back side of the course, and I finally started thinking about the run and just let him go.
What would you do differently?:

I might have been able to attack the course a little more agressively. If I do this race another year, I should have a better bike. There were some deceptively tough and long false flat sections.
Transition 2
  • 00m 59s

I had a little trouble getting the tungue of my running shoes to not bunch up and that cost me some time.
  • 24m 56s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile

I managed to hold a steady (albeit slow)pace
What would you do differently?:

Run faster
Post race
Event comments:

It is a good race. I would do it again.

Last updated: 2007-08-13 12:00 AM
00:17:40 | 820 yards | 02m 09s / 100yards
Age Group: 16/25
Overall: 0/199
Performance: Bad
Suit: no
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 76F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Bad Navigation: Below average
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:52:55 | 16 miles | 18.14 mile/hr
Age Group: 2/25
Overall: 0/199
Performance: Good
Course: Rolling with a couple of short climbs and some mean false flats
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:59
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:56 | 03.11 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/25
Overall: 0/199
Performance: Average
Course: The course is way hill-ier than a casual drive over it in a car suggests. It rolls constantly. There is no flat section on it.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2007-08-20 8:43 AM

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Subject: Luray Sprint Triathlon

2007-08-20 9:32 AM
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Subject: RE: Luray Sprint Triathlon
Hey, I give mad props to anyone who managed that bike course without killing themselves! Awesome job! Sorry that the swim was bad for you, though
2007-08-20 10:15 AM
in reply to: #931782

Subject: RE: Luray Sprint Triathlon
Nice rice!! Sorry you had a frustrating swim! Nothing worse than that!! But you managed your way through it and finished with a nice bike and run!!  And 4th ain't too shabby!!
2007-09-04 11:54 PM
in reply to: #931782

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Luray, Virginia
Subject: RE: Luray Sprint Triathlon
Great swim time, I fared much worse

Luray is my home town, so I'll see you there next year.

Edited by ragingferret 2007-09-04 11:55 PM
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