Philadelphia Triathlon in Fairmount Park - Sprint Distance - TriathlonSprint

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC
75F / 24C
Total Time = 1h 50m 22s
Overall Rank = 328/688
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 27/65
Pre-race routine:

got all gear ready and placed into tri-bag. set up everything in transition area. ran a little to warm up. stayed and felt relaxed.
  • 26m 8s
  • 984 yards
  • 02m 38s / 100 yards

although swim much better this time around, thought i would feel much stronger for this second tri due to my ability to train up to event without injury. felt strong in swim training. didn't want to go into "survival" mode, but felt as though i did. although i did more freestyle than last year, wasn't able to do freestyle throughout. I'm glad it was an improvement, but realize more work to be done. still don't see how event swim time was on par with training time.
What would you do differently?:

try more swim training to make swim event more enjoyable.
Transition 1
  • 03m 25s

transition better than last time, but could be better. still like to make sure i'm not forgetting something.
What would you do differently?:

not much
  • 53m 35s
  • 14.91 miles
  • 16.70 mile/hr

passed quite a few on the bike. felt very good except for some hamstring cramps that went away.
Transition 2
  • 02m 10s

easy transition
  • 25m 4s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 08m 04s  min/mile

very pleased with run. passed quite a few that made it out of the water well before me. quick, short, relaxed cadence allowed for good time. local hill training kicks butt on flat event course.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

improved, but still too weak swim.

Event comments:

look forward to next year. wife and kids had a great time.

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Last updated: 2007-06-24 12:00 AM
00:26:08 | 984 yards | 02m 38s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 537/688
Performance: Average
Suit: full orca
Course: rectangular. swim out against current.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 73F / 23C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Below average Drafting:
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 03:25
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:53:35 | 14.91 miles | 16.70 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 302/688
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: fairly flat with some small hills. much easier terrain than what is found locally. very pretty scenery.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:10
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:25:04 | 03.11 miles | 08m 04s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/65
Overall: 243/688
Performance: Good
Course: pretty flat. once again, much easier elevation conditions than found locally.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5