Lums Pond - TriathlonSprint

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Bear, Delaware
United States
Piranha Sports
80F / 27C
Total Time = 1h 23m 44s
Overall Rank = 22/493
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 9/48
Pre-race routine:

Eat half bagel (about 3 hours before race), drink coffee while driving to race, drink red bull (about 1 hour before race).
Event warmup:

Find a restroom or porta-potty with little wait time. Run about 2 miles. After running, sip on Gatorade.
  • 13m 54s
  • 880 yards
  • 01m 35s / 100 yards

Swam to the best of my ability. I need swim lessons to improved my form if I want to get faster.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, except get swim lessons.
Transition 1
  • 01m 16s

Lost time clipping into my pedals. Just to uncoordinated or rushing too much to make a smooth transition mounting the bike.
What would you do differently?:

Looking into tri specific shoes that will enable me to eliminate clipping into the pedals, plus allow me to run faster from rack to mounting area.
  • 51m 8s
  • 19.5 miles
  • 22.88 mile/hr

I rode an entry level road bike with aerobars and stock wheels, and was pleased with the result based on 50 miles/week of training. At < 140 pounds I lack power to compete with the bigger and stronger bikers in flat races. I had to stand up a lot to generate the additional power needed.
What would you do differently?:

Aside from getting a tri-bike with race wheels, I need to stop mashing the bigger gears and start riding at a higher cadence. I also need to continue to build quad strength and power to enable me to remain in the saddle more during races.
Transition 2
  • 01m 22s

I lost at least 30 seconds not taking my feet out of the shoes, plus I drank about 16 ounces of Gatorade in T2.
What would you do differently?:

Take feet out of shoes and drink while moving on the bike.
  • 16m 7s
  • 3 miles
  • 05m 22s  min/mile

First mile was rough as always, but really felt strong during the last 2 miles and was getting a lot faster.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Drank beer

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Inexperience, equipment, and lack of bike miles.

Event comments:

Looking forward to next year....

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Last updated: 2009-09-19 12:00 AM
00:13:54 | 880 yards | 01m 35s / 100yards
Age Group: 10/48
Overall: 45/493
Performance: Good
Suit: Fit2Race sockeye wetsuit
Course: Murky pond.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 77F / 25C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:16
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:51:08 | 19.5 miles | 22.88 mile/hr
Age Group: 19/48
Overall: 52/493
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Flat & fast. Unfortunately road were not closed and there were some cars on the course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:22
Overall: Bad
Riding w/ feet on shoes Bad
Jumping off bike Bad
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:16:07 | 03 miles | 05m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/48
Overall: 3/493
Performance: Good
Course: Flat and shaded
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4