TRI for FUN Triathlon #2 - TriathlonSprint

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Rancho Seco, California
United States
TBF Racing
87F / 31C
Total Time = 2h 02m 5s
Overall Rank = 276/354
Age Group = Athena
Age Group Rank = 7/12
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:15, took a shower, and left the house at 5:15am (It took about an hour and 30 minutes to drive to the race location). Before leaving the house I ate a piece of toast with peanut butter. 10 minute before the race started (it started at 8:25am) I drank a Gatorade prime gel / liquid.
Event warmup:

I jogged about 1/2 a mile, put on my wetsuit, and then swam a little for a warm-up.
  • 25m
  • 962 yards
  • 02m 36s / 100 yards

Not sure about where I ranked in my division since it was Athenas, relay racers, and all women 40+ who were in my swim wave. Good news, however, I did not finish last and even passed a really slow swimmer from the wave that started 5 mins. before me!
What would you do differently?:

More swim practice, more OWS practice! Perhaps even some one-on-one swim coaching?
Transition 1
  • 00m

I'm not sure what my transition time was, but I was hurting after the swim. I saw my supporters and said to them, "That was painful!" I had practiced my transition, so I think this really helped me know what I was doing.
What would you do differently?:

Practice the swim more so I wasn't so shaky coming out of the water and into the transition area.
  • 1h 05m
  • 16 miles
  • 14.77 mile/hr

Again, not sure about my age group rank for the bike portion, but I definitely made up a lot of time here. I passed quite a few people and for being on a mountain bike, I was impressed with myself. The time put into the bike during training really paid off.
What would you do differently?:

Use a road bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m

Again, not sure about my transition time, but I feel pretty good about it. I had practiced the transition and felt on a high coming off of the bike knowing that I had made up a lot of time.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. I think I did pretty good.
  • 27m
  • 3 miles
  • 09m  min/mile

Three months previous to the race I used to say, "This body does not run." Then I went from not being about to run a mile to comfortably running 5.5 miles! I went from the couch to 100 miles logged in my running log in just 3 months. With this being said, I went into the run during the race pretty confident that I could run the 3 miles and run it strong. My parents were there supporting me and my dad said to my mom as I headed out for the run, "We can go relax. It's going to be a while." Much to his surprise I amazed him, my mom, my friends, and myself at keeping a 9 minute a mile pace and sprinting past them towards the finish line. The announcer announced as I was sprinting in, "Here comes our fastest finisher!" Boy, did that feel GREAT!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, I feel pretty proud of my run.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around, talked to my supporters, drank a Jamba Juice, and enjoyed the high of finishing my first triathlon!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I will be able to perform faster in the future after I train more.

Event comments:

Although this race was my first, I would have to say I was pretty impressed! I'm already planning on completing this race next summer! :)

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Last updated: 2011-07-11 12:00 AM
00:25:00 | 962 yards | 02m 36s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/354
Performance: Below average
Suit: Zoot Fuzion
Course: Looking out at the course I was quite petrified. I thought, "That's half of a mile!" It looked more like 3 miles! Started out, rounded a buoy, swam parallel to the shore, rounded another buoy, and then headed back into the shore.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:05:00 | 16 miles | 14.77 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/354
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: The course was a lot more hills than what I had been practicing on. Overall, however, I would say that the course was pleasant. It was on a highway, so the only thing was that we had to be concerned about traffic.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Below average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:27:00 | 03 miles | 09m  min/mile
Age Group: 0/12
Overall: 0/354
Performance: Good
Course: Hilly dirt/gravel road.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
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] 5