Napa Valley Sprint Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Napa, California
United States
Enviro-Sports Productions
Total Time = 1h 55m 7s
Overall Rank = 170/233
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 4/8
Pre-race routine:

Slept in a tent, no mat. Noisie played all night. Breakfast was 1/2 cp of oatmeal, water, sipped recovery Rock Star. 1 oz steak. More water and Gatorade.
Event warmup:

Ran a bit to warm up, then swam a bit in the water. Spent the day before in San Fransico walking.
  • 16m 33s
  • 700 yards
  • 02m 22s / 100 yards

Felt a bit panicked at the start. Had to calm myself down and concentrate on my stroke. I sited well to the first and second buoys. However, on the way back in I got off track, quickly! I was way off which panicked me again! Got back on track and finished a little disappointed in drifting off course.
What would you do differently?:

Site better. The way was finally clear and I took twenty or so strokes, concentrating on form and gliding so i moved quickly...the wrong way! Very shakey after the swim. Couldn't get my wetsuit off.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Way too shakey after the really dizzy and felt extremely light headed. I was really anxious at the start but had to focus on settling down.
What would you do differently?:

Practice Transtion more.
  • 59m 56s
  • 11 miles
  • 11.01 mile/hr

The day before, as we drove the route, I was terrified! Those hills looked huge. Not too bad on the ride. Yes, I am slow but I felt okay. Same thing happened, as in my Iron Girl last summer, I pass people on the downhill and they pass me on the uphills. Shifting was great though don't think I ever had problems on this route with my shifting.
What would you do differently?:

I have worked a little on hills but see I need to learn how to work better on hills. My new shoes made for more effienct riding and helped...just gonna require more practice.
Transition 2
  • 05m 4s

Came in dead last in this area! Whats worse is that it was by minutes!
What would you do differently?:

Didn't seem that I took that long. At this point I just need to practice my transitions.
  • 33m 33s
  • 3 miles
  • 11m 11s  min/mile

Leg cramps at the beginning, maybe first 2 tenths. After a bit I had a good pace and felt comfortable. I stopped once to tie my shoes, walked a couple of times up the first hill. Then felt pretty good the rest of the run. Let gravity do its part on the downhills and finished strong. My daughter said I actually look like a runner now. So getting there.
What would you do differently?:

Stretch more.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around to cool down. Ate whateve they had to offer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Transition transition transition...practice more!

Event comments:

This was a good race. For me it was a challenge, especially the bike with the hills.

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Last updated: 2010-11-13 12:00 AM
00:16:33 | 700 yards | 02m 22s / 100yards
Age Group: 6/8
Overall: 142/233
Performance: Average
Course: Triangular
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 40F / 4C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting:
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Below average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Below average
00:59:56 | 11 miles | 11.01 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 141/233
Performance: Average
Wind: None
Course: Hilly
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:04
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:33:33 | 03 miles | 11m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/8
Overall: 195/233
Performance: Average
Course: Rolling hills not as high as the bike ride. Lots of shade and water at 1 and a half miles.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4