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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
United States
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67F / 19C
Overcast
Total Time = 1h 06m 4s
Overall Rank = 49/141
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 3/10
Pre-race routine:

Should have had more protein at dinner the night before (I had black olives on pizza with sweet potato fries as an appetizer.) I had a clif bar for breakfast but quickly realized that wasn't enough. So we got a plain bagel on the way. Had part of that.
I should have filled a water bottle before I got to the site - water wasn't readily available. (I begged some off a race organizer.)
Took two G1 gummies about 15 minutes before the start. That was about right.
For breakfast, I should have peanut butter on toast or on a bagel.
Event warmup:

Ran about seven minutes before the pre-race. Also swam about a minute before the start. That was about right.
Swim
  • 07m 1s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards
Comments:

First time really swimming with the scrum. I concentrated on arching my back to elevate the hips and diving my hand more than a foot into the water on entry. Sighting was fairly easy since I had people around all the time. Did a decent job of avoiding kicks because I was looking forward more than normal.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Transition 1
  • 02m 58s
Comments:

I didn't wear a wetsuit, which probably saved me time in transition and didn't hurt me on the swim. Biggest slowdown was pulling shirt on (I was damp from the swim.) I also had a slight problem getting shoes on, but not too bad.
What would you do differently?:

Wear a tri suit.
Bike
  • 33m 33s
  • 10.5 miles
  • 18.78 mile/hr
Comments:

Almost skidded out on one of the few damp spots on the road. (Had rained the night before.) I fishtailed but managed to recover. That cost me maybe a half minute.
What would you do differently?:

Better conditioning would have made for a faster ride
Transition 2
  • 01m 7s
Comments:

Laid out the bike right. Got a swig of water as I got off, which was all I needed.
What would you do differently?:

Have gelcap nearby. Could have used one.
Run
  • 21m 22s
  • 3 miles
  • 07m 07s  min/mile
Comments:

Really a struggle. May have biked too hard. Pretty much blew my guts out on the run. The time above isn't quite right because the course is mismeasured by about 10%. I'd estimate I ran at a 7:45 pace, which is fine considering how tired I was at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around. Drank chocolate milk. A lot of water.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Needed more protein the night before and the morning of. Should have pushed harder at the end. Missed second in AG by one second.

Event comments:

Well organized race, took too long to get to awards, but that always seems to be the case. This is my second year, and I've enjoyed both.




Last updated: 2013-10-02 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:07:01 | 440 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 3/10
Overall: 39/141
Performance: Good
Suit: Regular swim suit
Course: Out and back.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 02:58
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
00:33:33 | 10.5 miles | 18.78 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/10
Overall: 68/141
Performance: Average
Wind: Little
Course: Four laps of figure 8
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks:
T2
Time: 01:07
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:21:22 | 03 miles | 07m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/10
Overall: 50/141
Performance: Good
Course: Same figure 8 as bike route, but only did one lap
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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