TriRock Philadelphia - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Competitor Group
Total Time = 2h 38m 17s
Overall Rank = 348/1288
Age Group = 15-19
Age Group Rank = 9/15
Event warmup:

Couldn't really do much. Had to be at swim start early and it was just a waiting game from there.
  • 21m 21s
  • 1640 yards
  • 01m 18s / 100 yards

I knew it was only a mile but iI definitely underestimated how fast I could've been going. Went 1:18 pace but if I was moving, probably could've done 1:10. Swim looked really long at the start so I went slow. Getting hit with a huge log in the river didn't feel too great though.

Still felt strong though and first OW mile swim, so overall good.
What would you do differently?:

Go faster.
Transition 1
  • 02m 1s

Nothing went wrong. Reason the time was high was because of the long run through transition to actually get to my area.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 20m 55s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 18.43 mile/hr

Because I was early wave and quick out of the water, the first bike loop was great. Had very few people around me. Second loop was very packed though. Definitely had to slow down. Course was very hilly with a couple real steep ones. I surprisingly handled it well though. Passed a lot of people. Was expecting to do it in 1:20 so came in right on time.
What would you do differently?:

Transition 2
  • 01m 55s

Took my shoes off before the race like I normally do - untying them. Completely forgot to tie them again and was stuck doing it in transition instead of just slipping them on. Put water belt on at my area then while running put bib number belt on.
What would you do differently?:

Make sure shoes are tied.
  • 52m 3s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 08m 23s  min/mile

First 2-3 miles were really tough to get my legs going. My whole time plan fell apart when I realized I wouldn't be going the pace I wanted for the run, unlike how I did for swim/bike. It was clear that I hadn't done enough long rides with runs after. Wasn't happy with my time.

Had the Nathan Race Belt on so filled Gatorade in that beforehand and drank just from that. Running through aid stations I just grabbed water and poured it over my head. Probably the reason I didn't think it was too hot.
What would you do differently?:

Do more brick workouts with longer bike rides.
Post race
Event comments:

This was my first Olympic and it was a good race choice. TriRock did a good job with it. Swim was fast with the current and huge buoys were set up every 100m. Very, very helpful. The bike course was hilly for sure but it was almost all shaded. Run was all flat and in sun for whole second half but plenty of water stations made it easy to keep cool.

Good race with nice course, but the $185 price tag (when I signed up, it was higher later) somewhat makes me not want to do it next year.

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Last updated: 2013-02-04 12:00 AM
00:21:21 | 1640 yards | 01m 18s / 100yards
Age Group: 5/15
Overall: 111/1288
Performance: Good
Suit: None; Just Tri Top/Jammer
Course: Huge buoys every 100m made sighting very easy. Swim was with current down Schuylkill River. Pretty straightforward until end when turning into dock.
Start type: Dive Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:01
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:20:55 | 24.85 miles | 18.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 9/15
Overall: 580/1288
Performance: Good
Wind: Little
Course: Hilly. Very shaded.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:55
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:52:03 | 06.21 miles | 08m 23s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/15
Overall: 456/1288
Performance: Below average
Course: Flat but I didn't think it was too hot like others have said.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4