Thursday, August 15, 2013

Race Report:Mossman Sprint

Total Time = 1h 08m 16s
Overall Rank = 36/453
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Event warmup:

set up transition, got there early to get a good spot on the rack. Couple sprints to get the heart turned on, 300 yardish swim 
SWIM
  • 12m 30s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 25s / 100 yards
Comments:

Went off in the elite wave, and got smoked pretty fast as expected. I swam fine for my ability at this time, I haven't worked on swimming as a focus in a while and it's now painfully obvious I need to.
What would you do differently?:

Need to develop a faster stroke - I don't swim fast, and that isn't a reflection so much of stroke fluidity any more, I'm just not turning over very fast, don't have an effective kick, and I'm not experienced enough. This will be the #1 off season focus. 
TRANSITION 1
  • 01m 9s
Comments:

Chose to put the shoes on in transition, which I think is a wash when the transition is on grass like this one. The time it saves me to get the shoes on comfortably while riding is lost getting up to speed, whereas if I have them on, I'm at full speed right out of the gate.
What would you do differently?:

nothing.
BIKE
  • 32m 24s
  • 12.5 miles
  • 23.05 mile/hr
Comments:

pretty hard to be upset with a split like this, and I'm not. 20 seconds faster and it's a top 10 OA bike on a sprint. Cornering was a little dicey with the slick pavement from a rain the night before.
What would you do differently?:

nothing. Another year of training with power and I'll be out for blood!
TRANSITION 2
  • 01m 1s
Comments:

I talked to a guy in the elite wave who had crashed out on the bike. Lame. I don't know, I wasn't eligible for an AG podium spot due to the Mossman series championship thing, so I softfooted a bit.
What would you do differently?:

meh. Not talked? I like talking to people, so what.
RUN
  • 21m 14s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 06m 53s  min/mile
Comments:

My best run split this season. Just ran. As I knew I could, I let my HR and breathing elevate while my body acclimated over the first mile, and then settled while getting stronger in the second 2. I just gotta do more of this.
What would you do differently?:

nothing, finally happy wiht my run. I'll get better, but this was finally representative of the work I've been putting in.
POST RACE
Warm down:

I had brought a couple beers to split with RudeDog55, back from a long winter and sporting a clown wig. Talked with friends/

What limited your ability to perform faster:

no limits. Just need more training.

Event comments:

I like the venue a lot, the size of the race, and the post race events. So it's a 5.