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Ramblin' Rose Women's Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Huntersville, North Carolina
United States
Setup Events
70F / 21C
Total Time = 1h 04m 53s
Overall Rank = 246/415
Age Group = Novice
Age Group Rank = 102/
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5:30 a.m. ate 1/2 English muffin with peanut butter and a banana. Got to the race at 6:30, set up transition, talked to QCTC crew waiting for my swim time. Had a gel 20 min before my swim time.
Event warmup:

No real warm up, just some good conversation with fellow triathletes prior to race.
  • 06m 52s
  • 250 yards
  • 02m 45s / 100 yards

First pool swim. I had to remember to breathe, to slow down and not burn out too fast. 3 of us clumped up together which made lanes changes a little difficult.
What would you do differently?:

Practice swimming more.
Transition 1
  • 01m 54s

Good transition, did it quicker than I thought I would.
What would you do differently?:

  • 30m 17s
  • 8 miles
  • 15.85 mile/hr

Fun bike. I did pass lots of people, but I got passed as well. Also, lost my chain at the end of the race. This is my 2nd race and second chain drop.
What would you do differently?:

Need to practice drinking on the bike. Also, need to learn to change gears earlier as to not drop the chain as I am climbing hills.
Transition 2
  • 01m 23s

This should have been quicker, since I don't have bike shoes. But, other people crowded bikes on the rack and I had to do some moving around to have some room.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, couldn't help the placement of bikes on the rack.
  • 24m 28s
  • 2 miles
  • 12m 14s  min/mile

Had to walk lots on the run. My calves were very tight coming off the bike to the run. I definitely need to practice this brick in the future. Very enjoyable run though, through trees, nice and cool.
What would you do differently?:

Work on running.
Post race
Warm down:

Hugged my family and walked around, got some water. Enjoyed my finish.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I had a great time at this race. I will definitely do it again next year. I had only been actively training for about 2 weeks, so not too shabby. Finished 10 minutes faster than my goal time! Great to have family and friends out there as well.

Last updated: 2007-08-28 12:00 AM
00:06:52 | 250 yards | 02m 45s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 280/415
Performance: Average
Course: 250 yard pool swim, people starting 10 seconds apart.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:54
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:30:17 | 08 miles | 15.85 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 210/415
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Good bike course. Only 1 or 2 not so much fun hills. I even got up to 25 miles an hour on a downhill. Since I ride a hybrid, that is not the easiest thing to do.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:23
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:24:28 | 02 miles | 12m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 298/415
Performance: Average
Course: 2 laps around baseball fields, half was dirt trail, had to watch footing. Luckliy, no hills and lots of shade.
Keeping cool 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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-10-08 6:28 AM

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Concord, NC
Subject: Ramblin' Rose Women's Sprint Triathlon

2007-10-08 1:25 PM
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Kauai, Hawaii
Subject: RE: Ramblin' Rose Women's Sprint Triathlon
Great job, sounds like you enjoyed the race!
2007-10-09 12:40 AM
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Port Moody, BC
Subject: RE: Ramblin' Rose Women's Sprint Triathlon
Welcome to our run group, very nice run, I love that you managed to be calm about fixing the chain and not freaking out (at least not on the RR!)  Way to go, great job on beating your goal time!!
2007-10-09 7:17 PM
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Charlotte, NC
Subject: RE: Ramblin' Rose Women's Sprint Triathlon
Great job on Sunday!  Maybe I'll actually join you next year.  Glad you had fun!
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