General Discussion Race Reports! » Georgia Veterans Triathlon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Georgia Veterans Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Cordele, Georgia
United States
Georgia Multisports
Total Time = 1h 19m 39s
Overall Rank = 94/221
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 4/10
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 6AM, got ready and packed the hotel room. Breakfast was Green Tea and 1/2 Bagel with PB and Honey. Drove 15 minutes to race site, easy parking, and set up transition. Race start was 8AM, but we had to pick up packets as well as setup. Still felt like I stood around for too long, but I think an hour prior to start is still good, since it's hard to predict how long you have to wait in line for packet pickup.
Event warmup:

None - dipped toes in the water - very warm.
  • 09m 32s
  • 400 yards
  • 02m 23s / 100 yards

Not sure why my time was slow - I thought maybe the course was long, but I was almost last in my wave. I know I don't really like to swim and have been slacking here in my training, but I felt like I was going at a good pace and my breathing felt good. At both turn buoys, the congestion was really bad and I had to stop swimming and just try to move forward.
What would you do differently?:

Not sure - swim train more, I guess.
Transition 1
  • 00m 43s

AG: 1/10
Overall: 6/221

GREAT transition - I flew in and out of here really quickly and it shows in the ranking. I've been trying to focus on faster transitions, so I think it is working.
What would you do differently?:

  • 41m 51s
  • 13.6 miles
  • 19.50 mile/hr

Rough start to the bike - I clipped in and tried to start pedaling, but my chain was off. The chain was jammed in what I think is the rear derailler. I really didn't know how to fix this and just hit it and pulled on it and did anything I could think of to loosen it. Every few second I tried to turn the pedal again to see if anything helped. Finally - ages later it felt like, it finally fell into place and then the chain fell off the big ring in the front - CRAP! I do know how to fix that though and after a quick adjustment, I was finally off!

I was really frustrated at all the time I knew I had lost and just tried to hammer it as much as I could. I passed a TON of people, only getting past by a few (although the fast people had probably had already passed me when I was dealing with the bike issue above anyway). The course was great, very fast with a few technical sections, mostly residential area. I was debating on whether or not to take a gel on the bike, but decided to just drink a good amount of HEED and leave it at that. I think I lost a little focus during the last few miles, I could have pushed harder at the end, something I'll work on next race.

Flying dismount off bike and run into transition - very smooth - so glad I learned this!
What would you do differently?:

Check my bike better before leaving transition before the race...
Transition 2
  • 00m 52s

AG: 3/10
Overall: 165/221

Not as fast as T1, but I put on socks here. I am not willing to lose the socks yet. I was aiming for a sub-60sec transition, so I am very happy with this!

Attached my race number to my fuelbelt this time, so it was just as quick as grabbing a race belt - will do this in the future!
What would you do differently?:

  • 26m 43s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 37s  min/mile

I have NEVER moved up in the standings on the run before (I usually lose a ton of places)- YEAH!! This is a 5K PR for me, met my goal of sub 27 5K for the year. I felt good the entire run, sipped water and HEED from my fuelbelt every mile or so - dumped a little water on my head around 2 miles. I was keeping my mile splits during the race (8:39, 8:31, 8:22) and kept looking at my watch in disbelief. It was a great feeling coming into the finish line knowing I had an awesome run - all those long bricks really pay off! :)

Oh - and I beat Kirk on the run!! (okay, he did get stung by a wasp twice on the bike and couldn't take a deep breath without extreme pain, but I still beat him!! ;)).
What would you do differently?:

Nothing - I'm VERY excited about my performance
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, grabbed a water and cold rag, found Kirk. Ate two orange slices and a recoverite. Chatted with some other we knew at the race.

When the results were posted I was bummed to see that I was in 4th place by 26 seconds - I would have been in 3rd place if I hadn't had the bike issue and I probably could have pushed a little harder on the bike... Oh well - next year!! :)

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bike Issue

Event comments:

I really liked this course, nice location and plenty of volunteers. This race will stay on my calendar for next year!

Last updated: 2007-01-03 12:00 AM
00:09:32 | 400 yards | 02m 23s / 100yards
Age Group: 9/10
Overall: 94/221
Performance: Below average
Suit: None
Course: Square course - 3 buoys out, turn right, 2 bouys back to shore
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Below average
Time: 00:43
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:41:51 | 13.6 miles | 19.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/10
Overall: 108/221
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Mainly flat course through residential areas.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:52
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:26:43 | 03.1 miles | 08m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 98/221
Performance: Good
Course: Mostly flat course within the state park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-08-20 12:16 PM

User image

Marietta, GA
Subject: Georgia Veterans Triathlon

2007-08-20 12:33 PM
in reply to: #932396

User image

Subject: RE: Georgia Veterans Triathlon
Great race, Heather. You really did hammer the bike! Way to go!

I'm right there with you in 4th place (by 8 seconds). Next year . . .
2007-08-20 12:40 PM
in reply to: #932396

User image

Smyrna, GA
Subject: RE: Georgia Veterans Triathlon
Wow, Heather - all your training is certainly paying off!  I think your new name is Transition Queen!  Very nice work!!
2007-08-20 12:59 PM
in reply to: #932396

User image

Alpharetta, GA
Subject: RE: Georgia Veterans Triathlon
Awesome job, Heather - especially on the T's and the run, though it rocked all of it!!  On the bike, at least you didn't fall down...   Way to PR the run too - very nice!!
2007-08-20 1:00 PM
in reply to: #932396

User image

Subject: RE: Georgia Veterans Triathlon
Outstanding race. Congrats on the run protion. Good job pushing through the bike issues at the start of the race. All your training is paying off.
2007-08-20 1:47 PM
in reply to: #932532

User image

Subject: RE: Georgia Veterans Triathlon
Great race!

2007-08-20 6:35 PM
in reply to: #932396

User image

Roswell, GA
Subject: RE: Georgia Veterans Triathlon
Good job beating the husband! Did anyone actually see the wasp sting him? Maybe he faked the whole thing when he realized you had your "A" game for the race.

Great race!

2007-08-20 6:59 PM
in reply to: #932396

User image

Subject: RE: Georgia Veterans Triathlon
Great job on the race! Sorry to hear about your bike and the wasp!
2007-08-21 5:58 AM
in reply to: #932396

User image

Subject: RE: Georgia Veterans Triathlon

Great job.  Even with the chain issues, that is an outstanding time. 

Sucks to hear about the wasp. 

2007-08-21 8:17 AM
in reply to: #932396

User image

Roswell, GA
Subject: RE: Georgia Veterans Triathlon
Great race Heather! You really rocked! And your run was awesome. All your trianing shows!
Lisa B
2007-08-21 9:20 AM
in reply to: #932396

User image

Winder, GA
Subject: RE: Georgia Veterans Triathlon
Way to go, Heather! You rocked this race! Your times were amazing and your training has definitely paid off. Next year I'm sure you'll get that medal.

2007-08-21 9:45 AM
in reply to: #932396

User image

Subject: RE: Georgia Veterans Triathlon
Great stuff here H ! See all those bricks and T runs are paying off. Keep up the good work.
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Georgia Veterans Triathlon Rss Feed