Tri for Joe at Coney Island - TriathlonSprint

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Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
HFP Racing
Total Time = 1h 15m 56s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 20/41
  • 13m 53s
  • 766 yards
  • 01m 49s / 100 yards

The waves were too large for the size of the pool and you had to do 2 laps. This caused overcrowding in my opinion. Also, the pool was shallow enough that my hand was hitting the bottom for at least 50% of the time which made it easier to stand up and walk for those portions of the race.
What would you do differently?:

Waves need to be smaller and have more time between them for such a confined swim. I would have personally stuck to the outside of the lanes more and walked as much as possible because it was so shallow the swimming was more dificult.
Transition 1
  • 00m

They did not provide transition times
  • 35m 57s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 20.70 mile/hr

The bike was a mostly flat out and back on a four lane hwy that 2 lanes were shut down for the race. It only had one hill of any consequence. Also, the intersections were well staffed and made for a safe and fast ride.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing different for this race. I made my goal of 20mph on the bike. It felt like a good ride when I got off the bike.
Transition 2
  • 00m

No transition times provided.
  • 26m 4s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 23s  min/mile

Was a nice run through Coney Island park. There were plenty of water stations and volunteers.
What would you do differently?:

I would have pushed much harder. In both of my triathlons this season on the run I seem to back off for some reason. I always feel like I have alot left at the end.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and did some dynamic stretching.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My own mental state. Physically at the end of each race this season I have felt like I could have went harder. Need to make a point of pushing myself that extra bit with my next race.

Event comments:

If I could change anything it would be the swim. May be the only thing that keeps me from doing this race again. Everything else about it was great. The people and weather were awesome!

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Last updated: 2010-04-26 12:00 AM
00:13:53 | 766 yards | 01m 49s / 100yards
Age Group: 31/41
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: In a pool, in the shape of a gingerbread man.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:35:57 | 12.4 miles | 20.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/41
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: None
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering:
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:26:04 | 03.11 miles | 08m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 23/41
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
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