Black Bear Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
United States
CGI Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 2h 01m 9s
Overall Rank = 219/442
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 12/37
Pre-race routine:

quick oats, apricots, oj, coffee
got to transition for setup later than I would I have liked. really need 60 minutes before race and not 45-30 minutes.
Event warmup:

  • 19m 59s
  • 820 yards
  • 02m 26s / 100 yards

Didn't warm up in the water, water quality was better than expected, head and feet got chilled, somewhat disorienting until halfway through race. Had to stop and do breaststroke after hitting someone's feet to find a way forward. Usually by then they had moved on.

Neck felt less constricted. Had a good second half, sighting on the far shore which ran parallel to the course.
What would you do differently?:

Need to learn how to keep going. I think I was more afraid of hitting other humans than hitting unseen creatures in the lake.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Long run into transition, slightly uphill. I was going quite slowly. I think even walking flashed in my mind.
What would you do differently?:

try out my tri-stool next time
  • 1h 08m 49s
  • 17.7 miles
  • 15.43 mile/hr

cadence was everywhere from 9 to 85. slipped my chain 2/3 into race. lots of gear shifts to make the hills work. need to fix my lowest gear so it doesn't rub against my derailleur.
What would you do differently?:

not forget my shoes
Transition 2
  • 01m 37s

#18 rank in T2 transition within age group
  • 30m 46s
  • 3.4 miles
  • 09m 03s  min/mile

wore Garmin which helped with pace (eventhough it showed mph vs pace)

69/171 for women
Post race

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Last updated: 2007-11-11 12:00 AM
00:19:59 | 820 yards | 02m 26s / 100yards
Age Group: 15/37
Overall: 213/442
Performance: Average
includes T1 (roughly guess I took 5 minutes)since I had to remove wetsuit, put on socks, bike shoes, load snacks, towel off. 74/166 for women
Suit: yes
Course: rectangle
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 68F / 20C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:08:49 | 17.7 miles | 15.43 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/37
Overall: 236/442
Performance: Average
59/166 women on bike
Wind: Little
Course: many turns, well marked and volunteered, steep hills and steep downhills
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:37
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:30:46 | 03.4 miles | 09m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 13/37
Overall: 231/442
Performance: Average
Course: trail running, up and down hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4