General Smallwood Triathlon-International - TriathlonOlympic

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Indianhead, Maryland
United States
Setup Events
82F / 28C
Total Time = 2h 24m 28s
Overall Rank = 28/249
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 4/23
Pre-race routine:

Cereal and Juice for breakfeast. Clifbar, 4 sports legs pills, water right before the race.
Event warmup:

5 minute bike, 2 minute run, 4 minute swim.
  • 24m 27s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 29s / 100 yards

3rd leg of the triangle was a sea weed mess. Sea weed kept getting tangled around my arms, head, and legs. More annoying than anything but it definitely ruined my rythm and slowed me down a little. I estimate 2 foot visibility in the water which made it a little tough for drafting.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, maybe try a little harder.
Transition 1
  • 03m 29s

Guessing about 400m distance (uphill) between swim exit and the transition area. I actually took it easy and walked about 100 yards of it.
What would you do differently?:

Not walk.
  • 1h 05m 32s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 22.75 mile/hr

My legs were stiff and slow for the first 3-4 miles. The hills at the beginning of the course didn't help any. Once my legs were loosened up i started cruising.
What would you do differently?:

Not train as hard the week before the race.
Transition 2
  • 01m 17s
What would you do differently?:

Practice transitions and actually care about doing them faster.
  • 49m 44s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 01s  min/mile

The course starts out with a nice uphill which I took way to fast. I ended up paying for it later. The run course is pretty hilly with plenty of shade. There is also a short distance that is on a trail near the end of the race.
I was a mental midget and walked to drink at every aid station (every mile) which really killed my pace.
What would you do differently?:

Train hills and not be a mental midget.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked for about 10 minutes.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not running hills enough and not enough brick workouts.

Event comments:

Setup does a very good job putting on well organized races! This was actually the first setup race I was in that did not start on time. They started 6 minutes late because the patrol boats were late getting in the water. Can't fault setup on this and who really cares about six mintues? Not I.

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Last updated: 2008-07-06 12:00 AM
00:24:27 | 1640 yards | 01m 29s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/23
Overall: 17/249
Performance: Average
Suit: 2XU Speedsuit
Course: 2 Laps counter clockwise triangle.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 83F / 28C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Average
Time: 03:29
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed:
01:05:32 | 24.85 miles | 22.75 mile/hr
Age Group: 4/23
Overall: 12/249
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Course: Loop. Pretty darn hilly. Make sure you practice hills if you are going to do this race.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:17
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:49:44 | 06.21 miles | 08m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/23
Overall: 59/249
Performance: Bad
Course: Hilly.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4