I did my first sprint triathlon last weekend and overall it went pretty good. I had a couple of problems after the transitions. Going from swim to bike I felt a little nauseous which cleared up after a few miles. Could have been not enough time between breakfast and race. It happened once during training.
The other problem I hadn't experienced before while doing my bricks. Toward the end of the bike, my right calf felt a little tight. When I got off the bike, ...holy man. Both my calves were screaming. It got better during the run but it took 1/2 mile or more. My calves are still a little sore today.
So what happened? Nutrition or dehydration problem? (It was raining and I dropped my bottle during first part of bike). Poor pedaling technique? Bike fit issues?
I'd appreciate any insight.